Community Gardening Initiative
Nemo Community Garden News
The Palm Bay Community Gardening Program and the establishment of Nemo Community Garden were approved by the City Council on March 18, 2010. The City of Palm Bay became the first municipality in Brevard County to establish a community gardening program. This program will utilize City owned property designated for recreation and open space that does not have a developed park. A community garden is a piece of land that is gardened by a group of people. Community gardens were first introduced to the United States during World War II by the name of ‘Victory Gardens’ and is still a beneficial pastime for many people across the Country today.
Community gardening will provide a new opportunity for recreation and education as well as a way for neighborhoods to strengthen their bond within their community. Participating families can grow fresh produce in order to lower their food budget while preserving greenspace throughout the City.
Drafted Prototype Community Garden By-Laws
Community Garden Goals
- Goal 1: Develop the Nemo Community Garden as the City’s prototype community garden.
- Goal 2: Strengthen the community bond through collaborative gardening efforts.
- Goal 3: Provide a new opportunity for recreation, exercise and education about growing fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Goal 4: Beautify the City while preserving greenspace.
Read FAQs to learn more about the Community Gardening Initiative. For more information please contact the City Manager’s Office at 321-952-3411, or email at email@example.com.