Our Community Gardens

Learning to grow your own food right at home can best be learned in the “living classroom” to be found at the Community Gardens at the Discovery Farm and Gardens in the City of Oakland Park. The community gardens as well as the Discovery Farm are operated by the Urban Farming Institute in partnership with the City.

There are currently 32 raised bed gardens each of which measures 4’ x 8’ in size. The garden includes a special soil blend, water and ongoing instruction provided by UFI. Gardeners are assisted by Master Gardeners as well as professional growers as they learn how to grow in this subtropical environment.

The gardens provide year round gardening opportunities. The fall growing season runs from September through May with a summer of “mini season” running from June through August. With the help of the professionals at UFI successful year round growing is demonstrated even during the hottest months of the year.

Garden Chats are provided each Saturday morning where questions can be answered and techniques can be discussed. These chats are open to all community garden members and are free of charge. The community gardens at the Discovery Farm are open daily.

Community Garden bed at the Urban Farming Institute.

View of the Urban Farming Institute’s Community Gardens in the glow of an early morning sunrise.

Grow with Us!

Here are the details on how to sign up for a UFI Community Garden plot.

Step 1:

Come to the Urban Farming Institute Market Warehouse & Resource Center

1101 NE 40 Ct., Oakland Park, FL. 33334 | 954-696-9577

Step 2:

Complete paperwork at the UFI Market Warehouse and Resource Center.

Step 3:

Purchase your Community Garden plot at the Oakland Park City Hall.

3650 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Step 4:

Attend the UFI Community Garden Orientation where we will show you how to grow a healthy and successful garden.

Educational Classes for community growers at the Urban Farming Institute.

Educational Classes for community growers at the Urban Farming Institute.

Community Garden at the Urban Farming Institute.

Starter Plants at the Warehouse Market and Resource Center for the community at the Urban Farming Institute.

Hydroponic Garden at the Urban Farming Institute's Community Gardens.

Hydroponic Garden at the Urban Farming Institute’s Community Gardens.

Get ‘dirty’ with Us!

Contact us now and meet, share, trade, and learn with others interested in growing your own food at the Community Garden at the Urban Farming Institute. Only thing better than eating health foods, is growing them yourself.

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