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Sunday OPEN to PUBLIC at 10 am.
Looking forward to UF Circle K International volunteering at EPP.
I know our Grow Gainesville! members are pretty busy with:
🏡️ SEWP Kickoff this πŸ”œ Thursday
🏡️ SEWP Courtyard Makeover at Working Food! πŸ”œ Saturday
🏡️ Post Irma Re-Cap Food & Resiliency meeting OCT 1 Sunday
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UF CKI Edible Plants Work Day

September 24, 2017, 10:00am - September 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Thank you UF Circle K International "Tasks include: weeding, mulching, up potting plants, sweeping,...

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Free yummy Opuntia pads and plants at Forage & Working Food
thanks to Gabriela Waschewsky

Gabriella when you get a chance will you post your recipe for the fermented non-prickly pear dish from 3rdMonday Meeting Fall & Winter Seed Dispersal 3 of 3? I was so glad I tried it.

*One of these days I'll know how many EPP members are GG group members
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Free opuntia pads at the Working Food Community Center. Come and get em anytime. You don't even nee...

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This is our second annual NON- WORK SEWP. We are kicking off the season with a potluck & plant /seed swap. If you are new to the Sweat Equity Work Party Group or have questions as to how it all works this is the party for you. All of your questions will be answered. Come join us and meet or reunite with your fellow SEWPers. ... See MoreSee Less

SEWP Kickoff

September 21, 2017, 6:00pm - September 21, 2017, 8:00pm

Sweat Equity (non)Work PARTY POTLUCK & PLANT/SEED SWAP Summer’s Over - Back to Work 2017 Season Ki...

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Thank you to all that came. A special thanks to:
🌟 Lydia Fortier Gluten-free lactose-free Mac & Cheese, and sweet tea lemonade
🌟 Cydney Robbins Local Just picked purple yardlong beans side
🌟 Gabriela Waschewsky Local Fermented non-pickly pear (Opuntia)
🌟 Faith CarrLocal free-range hard boiled eggs
🌟 Angela Minno Local Just milked from cow milk
🌟 @Alex Funk Sweet apples & cheese platter
🌟 Aunt Maggi Local just picked starfruit
🌟 Melissa DeSa Pickled Heirloom watermelon rinds regular & tangy from SC.
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Thank you to all that came. A special thanks to: 🌟 Lydia Fortier Gluten-free lactose-free Mac & C...

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Donate (Time, Materials, $$)

We are grateful for all the help we can get.
We need people, plants, things and money!
Plants and Seeds People, Things & Money
This is the list of plants we would like to acquire. If you know where to find or how to propagate any of the plants we seek please contact Michael
Perennial fruits and nuts
Avocado – Leaving avocados to Oliver, with Abundant Edible Landscaping
Banana – not a good choice for N. Fl. Have a few we’re not bothering to propagate. Can dig a sucker upon request.
Bael fruit – need some.
Blackberry (thornless) – got lots, more varieties in progress for future years.
Blueberry – have suckers from the farm, unknown varieties, they could be alice, becky, or climax. We are looking for sources for powderblue & brightwell
Capaulin Cherry – growing some to see if they do well here, they do not appear to.
Carissa – have a few saved for air layering, not sufficiently cold-tolerant
Chayote – very seasonal, only available December
Cherry of the Rio Grande – ran out due to multiple seed crop failures
Cherry (low chill bing) – trying to get some for testing
Chestnut – have a few Chickasaw plum – Cuttings not working well last few years.
Chinquapin – failed
Citrus – too heavily regulated
Dewberry – vines all grew together, abandoned
Elderberry – running low, need to collect seeds
Fig – have four varieties, more varieties in progress for fall 2010
Fig – on nematode resistant rootstock – grafts didn’t work well
Flatwoods plum – have a few
Grape (Muscadine) – cutting success is very low, we should have a few.
Pineapple Guava – in progress for summer or fall 2010 Huckleberry – have source identified, need to propagate Jujuba – got one, need to propagate Korean Bush Cherry – growing some to see if they do well here
Loquat – almost out, need to gather more seeds
Macadamia – thinking about it
Mayhaw – keep trying, can’t get seeds to germinate
Mulberry – four types, mostly one type, have lots
Nectarine – ran out
Olive – need some
Passion fruit – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Pawpaw – need some
Peach – cuttings failed, will try again
Pear – cuttings died, grafts failed
Pecan – squirrel ate them all
Persimmon (asian) – need to graft our native seedlings
Persimmon (native) – avail upon request
Pigeon Pea – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Plum (asian) – ran out, need to start more cuttings in June
Pomegranate – Have two varieties
Fruiting cactus – Having problems with plagues of scale on the new plants
Serviceberry – need a source of propagules. Please let us know if you have some.
Strawberry guava – got it
Sweet Olax (Ximenia americana) – I think they all died
Perennial vegetables
African blue basil – ran out, need to propagate more.
Arrowroot – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Asparagus – Can’t get them healthy enough to harvest after years of trying.
Canna – got ugly some old ones, need to replant next crop
Chaya – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Hibiscus (edible leaf) – hurt by freeze in winter, but coming back
Katuk – badly damaged in winter, not sure if they’re going to come back
Malanga/cocoyam – easily available at grocery stores
Morringa – in progress for late spring/summer
Okinawa spinach/lettuce – got it
Sochan – in progress for late spring/summer
Spiderwort – ran out, low priority for propagation, but sometimes they appear in pots where the intended occupant died
Sugar cane – got it
Sun choke/Jerusalem artichoke – got it
Edible-leaf Taro – growing some to see if they do well here
Thornless cactus – in progress for late spring/summer
Yacon – source plants had a bad year. May recover for future years
Yuca – got it
Tea or spice plants
Bay leaf – ran out
Caribbean oregano – may have all died last winter
Ginger, regular type – in progress for summer 2010
Ginger, Thai – got it Jamaican sorrel – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Lemon grass – in progress for late spring/summer 2010
Lemon verbena – have a couple to propagate from
False Roselle/cranberry hibiscus – in progress for late spring/summer
Turmeric – in progress for summer 2010
Winged sumac – in progress
Fl water mint – got it
Goldenrod – got it
Annual seeds
Arugula – in progress for Fall 2010
Callaloo (white seed) – got it Callaloo (black seed) – got it
Chinese red lettuce – in progress for Fall 2010
Greasy collards – in progress for Fall 2010 India lettuce – got it
Lambs quarters – got it
Leaf lettuce (red and green) – in progress for Fall 2010
Pink banana squash – bought seeds for planting to increase
Quail grass – got it
Radishes (uncommon varieties) – in progress for Fall 2010
Seminole pumpkin – got it, possible cross with neck pumpkin
Mini Seminole pumpkin – bought seeds for planting to increase
Sungold cherry tomato – don’t have any
Pigeon Peas – got it
Florida speckled pole lima beans – got it
Wild onions – in progress for Fall 2010
Multiplying scallions – in progress for Fall 2010
Purple hull peas – got it

Last update 4/1/10


Please get in touch with Michael at if you would like to volunteer your time and/or expertise for any of the following:

:: Helping at our nursery
:: Leading nursery days (training & commitment required)
:: Printing
:: Publicizing events
:: Making calls
:: Assisting our Seed Manager
:: Planning or attending work parties
:: Opening and closing the greenhouse when the weather freezes
:: Planning potlucks

Please get in touch with us if you can supply any of the following, or know of a source:
:: Manure
:: Coffee grounds (used) – Starbucks & most places offer.
:: Pots (please ask first)
:: Perlite
:: Cuttings from good varieties
:: Seeds from good varieties

We are always grateful for donations – our costs are considerable and donations help us to grow!
If you would like to help but don’t have time to volunteer then please consider donating … the smallest of gifts is much appreciated. And tax deductible!

Thank you
for all your gifts!


1 comment to Donate (Time, Materials, $$)

  • Camille


    I am interested in volunteering at the nursery at least once to give it a try.. I have a lot of experience gardening and just returned to Gainesville after a year abroad. I would love the help out with the sustainable food movement if and would love to learn more about your organization by actually attending a work day or training or event.


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