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For anyone located near the Coastal area of Virginia...Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residents of all localities. Free event. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a large trash bag to place your tree(s) in, as one will not be provided. These trees are provided by the Virginia Forestry Department by way of a generous donation from the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company. Event is organized by Mohamed and Cheri Elrahhal, Newport News residents. Available while supplies last and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We do have a tentative variety availability list; however, these are seedlings that are still growing in the mountains of Virginia at the Forestry Department’s facility, and, it all depends on the success rate of the seedlings and how bad our Virginia winter will be. The tentative variety availability list is:

Apple, Common,

Pear, Common,

Buttonbush,

Dogwood - White,

Dogwood - Silky,

Dogwood - Red Osier,

Allegh. Chinquapin,

Hazelnut,

Elderberry, Amer.,

Maple, Red,

Maple, Silver,

Oak - White,

Oak - Chestnut,

Oak - Gobbler S.T.,

Oak - S. Red,

Oak - N. Red,

Oak - Pin,

Oak - Black,

Bald Cypress,

Pine, Longleaf,

Wash. Hawthorne,

River Birch,

Sycamore,

Locust, Bristly,

Locust, Black,

Indigobush,

Bicolor Lespedeza,

Crape Myrtle
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Free Community Native Tree and Shrub Giveaway in Newport News

March 10, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 12:00pm

Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residen...

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Blood circle? Yay chainsaw workshop! Also learn how to create a hugelkultur self sustaining garden bed.

richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
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Kelly's Chainsaw and Hugelkulture SEWP

December 10, 2017, 10:00am - December 10, 2017, 2:00pm

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE Steve Kanner, the tree guy & Grow Gainesville member - will be giving a CHA...

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Yellow/Lemon Guava, Strawberry Guava, and Pineapple Guavas planted in April? 2015. Kayla Susan Sosnow's yard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Goodies Kayla Susan Sosnow's Gainesville Garden Sweat Equity Work Parties (SEWP) have left over. Come get them dry loofahs, green loofahs, cassava sticks. See Kayla's post below for instructions on propagating cassava. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are goodies we have left over. Some dry loofahs, some fresh green loofahs, and cassava sticks f...

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Carolina Madera shared Debra Kuhn's post to the group: Edible Plant Project (.org). ... See MoreSee Less

Cranberry hibiscus from EPP is blooming! Planted at end of May 2017.

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Blogs & Partners

je Crazy Woman Farm
Our main nursery is on the property of Crazy Woman Farm, owned by Will and Joni Ellis. They are a small family farm, that also occasionally hosts sustainable living workshops, as well as social events.
siembrafarm Siembra Farm
We are partially on their farm. They are a small, organic, family farm located in Gainesville, Fl. They offer a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership that gives the consumer a direct connection to the food they eat and allows the farmer to prioritize sustainable farming techniques and maximum nutrition. They strive to grow food that is nutritious and natural while practicing sustainable small scale farming techniques that preserve soil, air and  water. They carry some of our varieties, including roselle, cassava, callaloo & more. Inquire with them for volunteer or trade opportunities.
gg Grow Gainesville
Grow Gainesville & Forage Farm are our seed library partners. They aim to increase the community’s ability to produce and share food grown in urban gardens by facilitating the networking of gardeners, resources, and information in a way that is easily affordable and accessible to all!
Learn more about the Grow Gainesville Seed Library here.
forage2 Forage Farm
Along with Grown Gainesville, Forage Farm is one of our seed library partners. Forage Farm aims to be a center for educating and inspiring people to value healthy food, land, and community and to create a place where people can transform their environment and themselves by exploring the natural world and engaging in the meaningful work of farming and food systems.
meetup The Gainesville Gardening and Preparedness Network
Grow a garden. Share your Bounty. Post your surpluses and barter with other members. You can trade, sell or buy plants, seeds, herbs and produce as well as canned, juiced and dehydrated goods. They are hosting swap days at our nursery and partner with us. Sign up for their Events Calendar.
bok Blue Oven Kitchens
This is a not-for-profit kitchen incubator. They have an inspected, commercial kitchen facility for license for cooking classes, supervised product development and community members wishing to produce products and meals for family consumption, and by food entrepreneurs.
EPP have had held cooking classes there. We need volunteers to help us organize more.
sac Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Club
OSAC UF provide education through advocating alternative agricultural practices and methods, demonstrating fundamentals of agro-ecosystems and sustainable food systems to foster the awareness of social and environmental concerns to the UF students & the local community. Their members occasionally volunteer with us.
frogsonglogo Frog Song Organics
Their goal is to improve access to healthy food and to create jobs in our community. They grow a diverse range of certified organic fruits and vegetable crops to share with their CSA members, and they supply local restaurants, grocers and faremers’ markets. They grow several of our plants or improved varieties such as Amaranth/Callaloo, Molokhiya/Jew’s mallow, Quailgrass (Celosia argentea), Sunchoke/Jerusalem Artichoke, Roselle, Seminole Pumpkin and more. They also sell papaya and other items no one else does locally. Frogsong often hosts social events, potlucks and tours.
abundant edibles Abundant Edible Landscapes
They are great guys in Alachua County with nurseries and they offer landscape services.  ediblelandscapers@gmail.com; (352) 658-1514. They had a very nice website, but it is down for now. We have shared several varieties. They are responsible to several of the public landscaping with the City of Gainesville. They have specialty plants such as cold hardy avocados, star fruit, and olives. People often mix up the Edible Plant Project with this group!
gc Gainesville Compost
A pedal-powered community compost network & service. Mobile service, downtown farmer’s market & Wards. They built EPP a nice compost bin. We need volunteers to help maintain it & expand our partnership with them. See their pages for discounts on products & services, including workshops.
wmf Wild Man Foods
Wild Man Foods offers sustainable and locally harvested nutrient-dense foods. They specialize in wild and pastured meat, responsibly harvested local seafood, foul/birds raised on a GMO-free diet; and wild fruits, teas, herbs, nuts and mushrooms. They also host sustainable workshops & need volunteers for an African community garden. Find them at the Union St Farmer’s Market & online.
edgewater Edgewater Permaculture Society
Heidi Embry started this Edible Plant Project in the Daytona area as part of her EPS after contacting us so they are a sister organization in a sense. We love it when a good idea spreads!
wd Green Deane at Eat the Weeds
We love Green Deane. His blog is jam-packed with information and links to a ton of informative and entertaining videos about edible wild plants in Florida, many of which are propagated by EPP. He conduct tours! Here’s his schedule of classes.
gff Gainesville Farm Fresh
Gainesville Farm Fresh is an online community resource, focusing on sustainable agriculture and locally grown and raised products. With a belief in a secure community food system, Gainesville Farm Fresh encourages your support of our local growers and the markets and restaurants that also support buying fresh, local produce.
blogs The Gardening Fool and Get Soiled 
These two blogs are about gardening in the Orlando/Central Florida area. The Perennial Veggie topic is of interest to us Edible Plant Project folks. We’ve provided a few cuttings from our stock to help spread the concept to the Central part of the state. We hope a volunteer group starts up there too!
sfg Slow Food Gainesville
This is a local chapter of an amazing organization that works to educate, support and celebrate food traditions and sustainable food production.
echo ECHO, Naples, FL
This is a global information hub for development practitioners. We got several starting varieties and ideas from them. They are a Christian organization that equips people with agricultural resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO does not require those who use their services to ascribe to their Statement of Faith. They promote sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies. They are well tested and proven to be successful over and over again. Their purpose is to help those who are teaching farmers around the world know how to be more effective  in producing enough to meet the needs of their families and their communities. They in turn teach others and the ECHO effect continues!
cj Concrete Jungle
Such an amazing site. We wish our maps were like their! Browse by fruit or by coded pins. They have cider & picking rallies and various events around Atlanta.
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