The Edible Plant Project is a volunteer-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization working to promote edible landscaping and local food abundance in North Central Florida. The goal of the EPP is to create positive alternatives to the unsustainable food system in this country. We maintain a nursery for hardy native and exotic vegetables, teas, fruit and nut trees, and a seed bank, and we share these with the community through work trade, barter, or adoption. Our plants are well suited for this gardening zone and easy to care for.
A special focus of EPP is tree crops and various well adapted or native perennials (and some annuals) including various berries, fig, feijoa, loquat, pear, pecan, and persimmon trees and more. They make heavy crops of delicious fruit and nuts every year. These wonders of nature need to be planted only once, and they yield abundantly for decades, often with little or no care. Anyone who has ever stood under a tree loaded with fruit, gorging themselves on the crop, can appreciate the freely given abundance.
Think globally, act locally. Plant a fruit tree today! Grow and harvest local food to help make Gainesville a beautiful, sustainable place to live.
Adopt a tree: Visit our booth at the Gainesville Downtown Farmer’s Market the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 3:00-7:00 pm. 111 E. University Avenue http://www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com
Learn more about us by joining our email list.
Learn about growing edible plants and trees by volunteering at our nursery on Sundays.