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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.

This powerpoint was created by Pavel in about 2005 so some of the facts are now a bit out of date (our nursery is no longer at the Blueberry Farm for example) but much of it is still relevant. Enjoy!
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2 comments to About

  • I would like to know all edible plants, trees, and even weeds in this area. I have 5 acres I have just planted 2 pecan trees and have 2 yr old blueberries with fruit now. This is an excellent plan and one day I hope to be self sufficient as far as eating. Over the years I hope you can help me and likewise. Wanda

  • matthew

    hello, finally i found the resource i’ve been so urgently looking around for… we have an 8 acre farm plot in alachua that we’ve already started an organic market garden on but it’s really our dream to do a permaculture garden… your site has just the plants i’ve been looking for… if you can let me know how i can purchase some seeds or plants from you that would be very helpful… looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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