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Providing sustainable gardening education and bringing nutritious high quality, naturally grown food to our community.
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The OM Community Garden is supported by the WellCome OM Center, which has made great efforts to ensure that the Garden is well managed and maintained. The garden team consists of garden managers, community memberships, and volunteers.

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About Our Garden

The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts and helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.

Individual gardeners get a chance to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Gardeners gain a sense of community through weekly educational workshops and events.

Children get an opportunity to see where their food comes from, learn how things grow, how to care for plants and gain a sense of achievement in growing their own food.

ORGANIC GARDENING

The garden operates on the organic method of gardening. The use of inorganic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, inorganic rodenticides, or inorganic herbicide is not permitted. Only biological pesticides, beneficial insects, and organic cultural practices are allowed for the control of garden pests.

Community Gardens

Community gardens beautify the neighborhood and provide a safe, recreational green space in which to relax and enjoy being outdoors. Children get to see where their food comes from, how to care for plants, and gain a sense of achievement in growing their own food.

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Garden Membership

An OM Community Garden Membership comes with many perks.

  • Raised 5×5 Garden Bed
  • Soil and Soil Nutrients/Compost
  • Shared Hand Tools
  • Garden Accessories
  • Irrigation
  • Resources for Non-GMO Seed Purchasing
  • Advanced notice on limited seating events and special workshops
  • Opportunity for shared crops from Communal Garden Beds
  • Garden Education Workshops
  • Garden Member Gatherings, Festivals & Celebrations

Garden Amenities

  • Shaded Picnic Areas (Tables and Seating)
  • Air-Conditioned Restrooms
  • Drinking Water Fountains
  • Produce Wash Station
  • Nature Walk Paths
  • Retail Shop on Site
  • ADA Accessible Areas
  • Designated Children’s Play Area
  • Conveniently located off US 19 right behind Target and Publix Plaza

Public Workshops & Classes

Classes and Workshops at OM Grown Community Garden are free and open to the general public.
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OM Grown Garden: Growing Pumpkins in Central Florida

OM Grown Garden: Growing Pumpkins in Central Florida

Oct 31, 9:00am - Oct 31, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden on Saturday, October 31st at 9:00 am for a free garden education workshop with Dr. Lester from the Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension to learn about:

What better day than Halloween to learn all about how to grow pumpkins here in your garden. Find out which varieties grow best here and when to grow them.


About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.

Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com

Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and currently serves as the Urban & Commercial Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County, FL. Combining a mix of horticultural knowledge and management skills, his current responsibilities include teaching the public and working closely with county and professional clients. As a frequent guest presenter to community groups and writing for local newspapers, his goal is to put complex scientific findings into language that can be understood by school-age children and the adult public alike. He has been involved in the creation of multimedia educational materials to support the Hernando County Fertilizer Ordinance, the local Noxious Weed Ordinance and most recently a program of virtual teaching. Protecting Hernando County’s fragile Nature Coast ecosystem and reducing the amounts of harmful toxins being placed in the environment are the central goals of his frequent teaching programs. As the coordinator for almost 100 Extension volunteers, Bill believes that education and providing an opportunity to serve residents are the keys to attracting and maintaining a highly motivated group of individuals to work to achieve those goals.
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OM Grown Garden: What To Do With Warm Season Crops

OM Grown Garden: What To Do With Warm Season Crops

Nov 4, 9:00am - Nov 4, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden for a free garden education workshop with Dr. Lester from the Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension to learn about:

What to Do with Your Warm Season Crops: It may be getting cold soon - do you know which crops can handle the winter chills?

About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.

Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com

Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and currently serves as the Urban & Commercial Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County, FL. Combining a mix of horticultural knowledge and management skills, his current responsibilities include teaching the public and working closely with county and professional clients. As a frequent guest presenter to community groups and writing for local newspapers, his goal is to put complex scientific findings into language that can be understood by school-age children and the adult public alike. He has been involved in the creation of multimedia educational materials to support the Hernando County Fertilizer Ordinance, the local Noxious Weed Ordinance and most recently a program of virtual teaching. Protecting Hernando County’s fragile Nature Coast ecosystem and reducing the amounts of harmful toxins being placed in the environment are the central goals of his frequent teaching programs. As the coordinator for almost 100 Extension volunteers, Bill believes that education and providing an opportunity to serve residents are the keys to attracting and maintaining a highly motivated group of individuals to work to achieve those goals.
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OM Grown Garden: Jumpstart Your Spring Crop

OM Grown Garden: Jumpstart Your Spring Crop

Nov 7, 9:00am - Nov 7, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us at the OM Grown Community Garden for a free garden education workshop with Doug Poteet, a Hernando County Schools Science Teacher, to learn about jumpstarting your spring crop!

About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.
Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com
Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Doug Poteet was born, raised, educated, and trained in elementary education along with agriculture on the islands of Hawaii. For the past two decades, he has been living in Hernando County, Florida, teaching Science at Pine Grove Elementary to students. There he Co-founded a Science/Garden club that has been teaching students the joy of gardening and eating good, clean food. Doug is excited to share his knowledge with the members of the OM Grown Garden at WellCome OM.
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OM Grown Garden: Cold Protection for Crops

OM Grown Garden: Cold Protection for Crops

Nov 14, 9:00am - Nov 14, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden for a free garden education workshop with Dr. Lester from the Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension to learn about:

Cold Protection for Crops: Learn How to Keep Those Veggies Plants Warm


About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.

Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com
Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and currently serves as the Urban & Commercial Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County, FL. Combining a mix of horticultural knowledge and management skills, his current responsibilities include teaching the public and working closely with county and professional clients. As a frequent guest presenter to community groups and writing for local newspapers, his goal is to put complex scientific findings into language that can be understood by school-age children and the adult public alike. He has been involved in the creation of multimedia educational materials to support the Hernando County Fertilizer Ordinance, the local Noxious Weed Ordinance and most recently a program of virtual teaching. Protecting Hernando County’s fragile Nature Coast ecosystem and reducing the amounts of harmful toxins being placed in the environment are the central goals of his frequent teaching programs. As the coordinator for almost 100 Extension volunteers, Bill believes that education and providing an opportunity to serve residents are the keys to attracting and maintaining a highly motivated group of individuals to work to achieve those goals.
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OM Grown Garden: Nature Speaks

OM Grown Garden: Nature Speaks

Nov 14, 11:30am - Nov 14, 12:30pm

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us for a Free Community Garden education class!

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OM Grown Garden: Thanksgiving in the Garden

OM Grown Garden: Thanksgiving in the Garden

Nov 18, 9:00am - Nov 18, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden for a free garden education workshop with Dr. Lester from the Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension to learn about:
Thanksgiving in the Garden


About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.


Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com
Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and currently serves as the Urban & Commercial Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County, FL. Combining a mix of horticultural knowledge and management skills, his current responsibilities include teaching the public and working closely with county and professional clients. As a frequent guest presenter to community groups and writing for local newspapers, his goal is to put complex scientific findings into language that can be understood by school-age children and the adult public alike. He has been involved in the creation of multimedia educational materials to support the Hernando County Fertilizer Ordinance, the local Noxious Weed Ordinance and most recently a program of virtual teaching. Protecting Hernando County’s fragile Nature Coast ecosystem and reducing the amounts of harmful toxins being placed in the environment are the central goals of his frequent teaching programs. As the coordinator for almost 100 Extension volunteers, Bill believes that education and providing an opportunity to serve residents are the keys to attracting and maintaining a highly motivated group of individuals to work to achieve those goals.
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OM Grown Garden: Pick Your Spot for Fall

OM Grown Garden: Pick Your Spot for Fall

Nov 21, 9:00am - Nov 21, 10:00am

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us at the OM Grown Community Garden for a free garden education workshop with Doug Poteet, a Hernando County Schools Science Teacher, to learn about speculating your spring garden for fall.

About our Garden:
Our purpose is to provide sustainable gardening education & to bring nutritious, high quality, naturally grown food to our community. The garden is a living, breathing entity that uses dedicated hearts & helping hands to grow and flourish. The Garden offers raised garden bed membership opportunities.
Learn more about membership opportunities: www.wellcomeomcenter.com
Visit us: WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Phone: 352-600-4242
Email: info@wellcomeomcenter.com


About our Educator:
Doug Poteet was born, raised, educated, and trained in elementary education along with agriculture on the islands of Hawaii. For the past two decades, he has been living in Hernando County, Florida, teaching Science at Pine Grove Elementary to students. There he Co-founded a Science/Garden club that has been teaching students the joy of gardening and eating good, clean food. Doug is excited to share his knowledge with the members of the OM Grown Garden at WellCome OM.
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OM Grown Garden: Empower Your Plants

OM Grown Garden: Empower Your Plants

Dec 5, 11:30am - Dec 5, 12:30pm

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us for a Free Community Garden education class!

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OM Grown Garden: How the Cycles of the Moon Impact Your Garden

OM Grown Garden: How the Cycles of the Moon Impact Your Garden

Jan 9, 11:30am - Jan 9, 12:30pm

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us for a Free Community Garden education class!

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OM Grown Garden: Nature Walk Meditation

OM Grown Garden: Nature Walk Meditation

Feb 20, 11:30am - Feb 20, 12:30pm

WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center4242 Lake in the Woods DriveSpring Hill, FL34607 Map

Join us for a Free Community Garden education class!

Nature Walk Meditation - Saturday, February 20th @ 11:30 am
Enjoy this relaxing nature walk as you listen to a specially designed guided meditation. Ground, connect to the earth, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit as you walk through the beautiful grounds of WellCome Om. View the world in a different light as you truly take time to stop and smell the roses.

About the Teacher:
Dominique Grace is a certified Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Healer, Facilitator of Energy Meditation Circles, as well as an Intuitive Counselor. For the past four years, she has been teaching many classes on the subtle energies that make up our body, emotions, mind, universe, and the world around us. Dominique offers various tools, resources, and easy methods that promote overall balance and wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.

www.omgrowngarden.com
352-600-4242
Located at the WellCome OM Integral Healing and Education Center
4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607
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OM Grown Garden: Eat Your Chakra Colors

OM Grown Garden: Eat Your Chakra Colors

Mar 20, 11:30am - Mar 20, 12:30pm

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34607 Map

Join us for a Free Community Garden education class!

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Meet Our Garden Staff

Michael Bonanno

Michael Bonanno

Garden Member Coordinator

Cory O'Connors

Cory O'Connors

Master of Construction

Bradley Surridge

Bradley Surridge

Grounds Supervisor

Tour Information

352-600-4242

info@wellcomeomcenter.com

4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill FL 34607

Come For A Tour

We are open to the public for tours Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For private tours, groups, and field trips, please contact us to make arrangements.