Cultivate Community Gardens (CCG) has started construction on a community garden at Padgett Park on J.D. Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Tracy Miller, vice president of CCG, grew up on an organic farm in Iowa. After moving to Florida to an area with limited options for gardening, she realized how important gardening was to her well-being.
With many HOA-restricted neighborhoods with limited garden options, CCG decided to offer plots to the community. Per an agreement with Walton County, CCG will establish, manage and maintain a pesticide free, non-GMO community garden at Padgett Park. Initially the fenced-in garden will offer approximately 20 raised garden plots with soil and irrigation, allowing space for future expansion. Plot applications for can be found here: https://cultivatecommunitygardens.org/forms/ and will be approved on a first-come-first-served basis for a nominal annual fee. A set number of beds will be reserved for local schools and civic groups who wish to have a space to garden and learn the benefits of gardening and issues important to the environment.
Cultivate Community Gardens is currently looking for individual and corporate sponsors to support the construction of the garden. To learn how to donate or sponsor a garden plot for a fellow gardener, go to their website.
Padgett Park is located at 810 J. D. Miller Road, Santa Rosa Beach.