Celebrate the official Dunedin Community Garden opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 3 at 6 p.m. The celebration includes a bagpipe serenade, garden tours and light refreshments.
Dunedin Community Garden Association
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The city will present the Dunedin Community Garden members the Environmental Advocacy Award.
Thursday night, the City of Dunedin will award its Environmental Advocate Award not to an individual, but to Dunedin Community Garden. Jim McGinty, representing the garden, will accept the award on behalf of others. The purpose of the environmental advocate program is to identify and recognize members of Dunedin whose actions protect and conserve the natural environment, so states a description of the award on the City of Dunedin's website. Patch had a chance to speak with McGinty and ask him five questions about his association with the garden and about the garden itself. What do you do with the Dunedin Community Garden? We started it three years ago and took us a couple of year of meetings, the right people on the board to do some …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A Holiday man enlists Dunedin in his Tampa Bay green movement using an open-source website forum for ideas and partnerships.
Eric Stewart is trying to get Tampa Bay to go green. Stewart, 26, of Holiday spearheads the area's online Code Green Community, a community-specific portal for all things green. The website itself is open-source, meaning members can upload content like blog posts, photos and green events. They can network with like-minded individuals and groups to plan more far-reaching, relevant events in communities. It's a place to share ideas, learn from less successful ventures and celebrate being progressive. The site works to promote and support Transition Movements in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the U.S. These grassroots movements aim to help communities become sustainable in the face of peak oil, climate change and a bad economy. Dunedin …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Eight to 12 plots coming soon to Eagle Scout Park.
Lemuel Mandell prepared gardeners for growing during the summer heat during a recent Dunedin Community Garden Association meeting. “We can grow in Florida all year round — just not the same thing all year round,” Mandell of Dunedin said. “We can grow tomatoes in the spring, kale and bok choy in the winter, but must switch to plants that can handle the heat and moisture of the summer.” The Garden Association is preparing gardeners at Eagle Scout Park for more summer growth. At the meeting, garden manager Jim McGinity announced plans for Phase II of the group's long-awaited build out — eight to 12 more plots slated for August or September. “We plan to build accessible beds designed for people who cannot bend and move with ease,” McGinity …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Coordinators are looking for money, volunteers and federal nonprofit status to make the garden a reality.
Jerrod Simpson looks at a section of dry, brown grass in front of the tennis courts at Eagle Scout Park and sees fertile ground for a new community garden. Simpson wants to see the Dunedin Community Garden take root in March. If all goes well, that's when community members should be able to rent plots to cultivate organically-grown vegetables, fruits and flowers. "It's something that I've been looking for," said Simpson, a Clearwater resident. "And when it wasn't really here, it was kind of like, 'Well, how do we make it happen?'" The Dunedin Community Garden Association is working with the City of Dunedin to create the garden in the under-used park at 1040 Virginia St., and the small group of Dunedin and Clearwater residents is now …