The purpose of the OWC Community Gardens is to provide a place for members of the surrounding communities to come together to grow and harvest produce in a healthy and productive manner. Educational opportunities are available to learn how to grow, harvest and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables with a focus on the economical, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits that come from gardening. A portion of the harvest is also donated to local food pantries.
OWC COMMUNITY GARDENS
The OWC Garden is located at 550 Morse Boulevard in Winter Park in Winter Park. The garden entrance is on Welbourne Avenue. Click here to view the OWC Garden webpage.
The OWC Garden at Winter Park Presbyterian Church is located at 400 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park Garden is located at the end of Dundee. Click here for the OWC Garden at Winter Park Presbyterian Church webpage.
The St. Mary Magdalen Learning Garden is located at 5861 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs. Click here for the St. Mary Magdalen Learning Garden for the St. Mary Magdalen Learning Garden webpage.
The garden beds are available to individuals, families, groups and clubs. Previous gardening experience is not required. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
Interested in Participating? The fee is $20 per six-month planting season: January – June and July – December. Please visit the individual garden webpages for more information or availability.
- Click here for the OWC monthly planting calendar.
- The Orange County Extension Center has an excellent website with information on planting flowers and vegetables. They offer many seminars and classes taught by expert gardeners.
- Simple Living Institute is a non-profit organization, reaching out to the community by hosting educational programs at community parks and universities.
OWC sells growboxes as fundraisers. Click here for more information or to purchase yours today.