Community Gardens in Pasco County: Get Involved

What is the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County community gardens program?

The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Community Gardens Program originated in the low income communities of Dade City. This program was created by the interdepartmental relationship of the University of Florida and the Pasco County Extension Office, run by the County Extension Director, Dr. Whitney Elmore and Community Gardens Program Manager, Chris Carreiro. The community gardens program aims to guide and develop community gardens to improve communities and sustainability.

What does the program offer?

The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County community gardens program hosts gardening, cooking, and nutrition classes and provides the knowledge to anyone wanting to grow their own food. To do this, the Community Gardens Program offers free plots, education, and training. This helps to offset financial impacts by increasing the level of food literacy and production.

Community Gardens Program Manager, Chris Carreiro at Watson Park Community Garden

Where are these gardens located?

Interested? Check out our community garden locations:

J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex 
2830 Gulf Trace Blvd.
Holiday, FL 34691

Heritage Park
5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

Elise Logan Memorial Park
15830 Greenglen Ln,
Shady Hills, FL 34610

Watson Park
37201 Main Ave
Dade City, FL 33523

Wesley Chapel District Park
7727 Boyette Rd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Take a look into our community gardens

  1. Subscribe to our Pasco Community Gardens Program on youtube
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  3. Check out our website

Get involved and take your first step toward sustainable gardening and healthier living! If you want to sign up for community gardens, email Community Gardens Program Manager, Chris Carreiro –

What are the benefits of community gardening?

Read more in our series:

Have a question?

If you have any questions about gardening in Central Florida, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County at 352-518-0156. For more information on UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Community Gardens, and how you can join one, visit

Supervising agent: Dr. Whitney Elmore

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Julia Sirchia, Program Assistant at UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County
Posted: May 30, 2024

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Dade City, Eating, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Food, Food Safety, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Low-income Communities, Money, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables

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