Guests are encouraged to BYOC (bring your own container) to create personal mini gardens. Feeling earthy? Attendees are invited to share their hopes and dreams for the garden by participating in a time capsule activity. Quench your thirst with apple pie mimosas and micheladas by Whole Foods Market. Food trucks and green market vendors will also be on site to offer delicious snacks all day. While enjoying sneak peaks of the final garden designs, guests will have the first opportunity to sign up for a plot. The day will continue with guest speakers including Chad Scott, Flagler Garden President), Cadence Landscape Architects, Dean Trantalis, District 2 FTL City Commissioner, and Juan Nunez, Whole Foods Market Regional President.
Whole Foods Market Regional Office plans on dedicating $26,000 to construction and $50,000 over the course of 5 years. The $50,000 will go towards funding quarterly educational workshops free to the community.
Marketing Team Leader, Marcea Cazel, explains the motivation for Whole Foods Market behind supporting Flagler Garden, “Not only do we get to help out the environment by promoting more green space and eating healthier foods, but we’re also supporting a local organization right in our backyard. We hope that our continued support of Flagler Garden will provide the residents of Ft. Lauderdale with a space of their own to relax and know their neighbors while also educating the children of the city on the beauty of seeing food grow and eating healthier.”
Fundraising for the garden has been going on for over a year and board members are extremely thrilled to start the building process.
Board member April Kirk states, “The Flagler Garden ground breaking is a sign of many wonderful things to come - for this piece of property, for the neighborhood, and for our City. I am thrilled that our partners have the same vision we do to ensure the community will grow together.”
The groundbreaking event is free to the public. Join Flagler Garden in growing downtown by attending on September 22nd. Visit Facebook.com/
For more information on Flagler Garden, please visit http://flaglergarden.org/
Flagler Garden will be Fort Lauderdale’s first community garden. In 2010, a temporary small patch of land was known as the original garden. Backed by overwhelming community support, Flagler Garden will now break ground in 2013 on land donated by First Lutheran Church. The Garden plans to incorporate garden plots, paths, rain barrels, and garden hanging areas along with offering private event services and a 365-day growing season. For more information log onto http://flaglergarden.org/