The Edible Plant Project (EPP) is a volunteer-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization working to promote edible landscaping and local food abundance in North Central FL. The goal of the EPP is to create positive alternatives to the unsustainable food system in this country.
2nd Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, at the Union St. Farmers’ Market booth in Downtown Gainesville. Edible plants, seeds, fruits & more. Most plants are well suited for area and easy to care for. 111 E. University Avenue
Beyond spreading the germplasm of plant varieties, we spread information. Most adoptions come with a comprehensive care sheet.
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Our nursery is nestled on two organic family farms: Crazy Woman and Siembra. We maintain our nursery for hardy native and exotic vegetables, teas, fruit and nut trees, and our seed bank. We share these with community (either through work trade, barter, or adoption) and welcome your help do so!
Rather than food produced with massive fossil fuel usage in agriculture and transport, with large scale erosion and fertilizer and pesticide run-off, people could be eating food grown locally in yards and landscapes, with little environmental impact or fossil fuel consumption. Rather than food being a packaged, processed commodity, trucked in and purchased at the store, food would once again be something that connects people with nature, with the seasonal cycles of life. Once people realize how easy it is to grow food, there will be many opportunities for giving and sharing the abundance. We invite you to plant fruit trees, and grow and harvest local food to help make Gainesville a beautiful, sustainable place to live.
We offer free workshops and volunteer work trade at our nursery. Plant propagation (making new plants) & site maintenance.
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Volunteer or adopt plants in our urban east-side nursery, nestled on a nature preserve and family-run organic farm. (Sundays* 2-6 pm). New leaders always welcome to help expand hours
We save our locally-adapted, non-hybrid vegetable varieties year to year. Look for our catalog and seed packets at our market booth or at the Citizens Co-Op. Every year we improve the crop by selecting seed from the plants which do the best. By sharing and distributing seed, we are largely independent from the seed companies and their nationally-marketed hybrid varieties that often require chemical fertilizers and pesticides for good production. No GMOs here! We also partner and share with Grow Gainesville’s Seed Library. See their site for seed saving tips.