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We are the largest agriculture facility in Broward County.
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The Urban Farming Institute flourishes with the support of the community and their gracious donations. From farm equipment to seeds, our mission to educate the community on growing fresh and organic foods would wilt without your help.

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    Our Programs

    Urban Farming Institute's Micro Apiary logo

    This Apiary will be the first permanent and managed apiary in the County and will provide classes in urban beekeeping for all those interested in learning about bees as a hobby or as a profession.

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    Learning to grow your own food right at home can best be learned in the “living classroom” at the Urban Farming Institute. Read more to learn how you can grow with us.

    Urban Farming Institute's Discovery Farm and Gardens logo

    Oakland Park City sponsored community gardens at the Urban Farming Institute is available for growing your own foods while learning and successfully growing. Let us help you.

    Urban Farming Institute's FarmShare Adventure CSA logo

    The FarmShare Adventure CSA at the Urban Farming Institute is fantastic for those who want truly fresh, healthy, clean foods from both UFI and local farms. See for yourself!

    Urban Farming Institute's Farm-to-Table Chef Demo logo

    This is a terrific way to learn about food, where it comes from, how it’s grown and prepared, along with a possible visit from the chef and maybe even the farmer.

    Urban Farming Institute's Garden for Schools logo

    The Urban Farming Institute will assists you, our fantastic teachers, in educating your students on how real fresh food is grown, produced, and consumed, one garden at a time.

    Urban Farming Institute's Warehouse Market and Resource Center logo

    Details to come shortly.

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    Friend of the Farm

    As a ‘Friend of the Farm’, you will receive a host of benefits offered through the Institute. Your donation and participation will support the many of our programs.

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    We LOVE Volunteers! As a non-profit, educational farm, the UFI relies on the help of individuals and group to help us with the day to day operations of our community farm.

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    As a ‘Friend of the Farm’, you will receive a host of benefits offered through the Institute. Your donation and participation will support the many of our programs.

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    Local School Field Trips

    Let’s show today’s children where real fresh food comes from. Introduce them to a myriad of growing techniques from hydroponics to soil based growing. Watch these future leaders put down their smart phones and pick up seedlings as they open up the door to a new world.

    Our sponsors

    City of Oakland Park, Florida
    Broward Regional Health Planning Council
    Touch Broward
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    Fresh for Florida Kids
    Broward Farm Bureau
    Broward Education Foundation
    Fresh from Florida
    Broward County 4H Foundation
    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
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    Solor Energy

    The UFI believes in solor. We use it and we can show you how. Renewable energy helps America reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce pollution. (Coming Soon)

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    Think Green

    Sustainability is about more than using energy efficient products. It also carries a responsibility to prevent waste to reduce the impact of manufacturing on the environment.

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    Recycle

    Solid Waste and Recycling Services (SWRS) offers a waste management and recycling system for the residents of Broward County. Electronics, batteries and more.

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    Testimonials

    “Mr. Ian Wolinsky, Master Gardener….. The Vision commitment and efforts of Mr. Ian Wolinsky will continue to be instrumental in the development of the learning center. Since November 2012, he has been a key resource and leader. Hispanic Unity can’t thank him enough.”

    – Hispanic Unity of South Florida July 2013

    “I have watched the growth of The Gourmet Realtor (Ian) evolve into the gourmet gardener. The key word is gourmet-something of high quality and or standard. I believe this may be in fact what Hollywood needs. With the motivation, self-drive, and desire to better ones self, Mr. Wolinsky of the Urban Farming Institute has achieved just that. His compassion and initiative to do for others especially our youth, has been demonstrated with Apollo Middle School, and other local community schools under the S.T.E.M program.”

    – Commissioner Traci Callari City of Hollywood, Florida