North Lauderdale opened the gates of their Community Garden in 2011 and began offering small plots to residents interested in growing their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants. The City received an initial $10,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida in January 2011 to create the garden on a vacant lot at Southwest 74 Terrace. The garden is divided up into 18 plots, plus a small area for plantings by kids’ groups.
With success comes growth and the Community Garden will be moving across the street from City Hall in a vacant lot on Rock Island Road. The new property will be larger, offering more plots, and have ADA compliant plots.
The City is also the proud recipient of the "Grow Your Park" grant. The City received the $10,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and Darden Restaurants.
Plots are available to residents for just $20 per year. Residents interested in a plot, can download an application for the Community Garden by clicking here.
Do you have an idea of how we can improve the Community Garden? If so, please contact Sandy Lila. We would love to hear what's on your mind.