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Winter Park Urban Farm
Winter Park Urban Farm
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Pine Ave., Winter Park, FL, US
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Loretta Buckner Richard G. Powell
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Winter Park Urban Farm

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Urban, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Winter Park Urban Farm is a food producing and permaculture demonstration area in urban Central Florida. Here we lead by example showing people how to grow their own food, compost, and more.

Project Description

With a partnership with a local real estate developer, John Rife III, we created the Winter Park Urban Farm to showcase biointensive gardening methods and permaculture.  Attached is a picture of the mini farm now.  With the addition of compost and double digging we have amazed the neighbors with the abundant harvests.  Since the inception of the Urban Farm we've gotten with over 20 lbs of green beans, 10 pounds of carrots, beets, 30 plus pounds of huge fresh collard greens, sweet peas that never seem to make it out of the garden and more all within the first 3 months!  We have fruit tree and citrus plantings, bamboo on the perimeter of the property, a two pile compost system and worm composting too.  Most of the produce is eaten by us, given to volunteers, donated to the homeless, and sold at the Audubon Park Farmers' Market as part of our outreach activities.  Join us for seasonal "Work and Learn" days on the second Monday of the main growing season from 4-6pm.


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