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Join us for FREE public workshops and classes on sustainable gardening given by experts in the field

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.

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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

2024 Free OM Grown Garden Education

Classes and Workshops at OM Grown Community Garden are free and open to the general public.

Spring Planting Guide

Saturday, March 2 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This class will discuss which vegetables are best to grow in our area in the early spring in zone 9 as well as a few pointers on how to get the most out of the garden space you have.

Buzzworthy Gardens: Attracting Pollinators

Saturday, April 6 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dive into the art of attracting pollinators! Learn to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem with the right plants, turning your garden into a haven for bees, butterflies, and more. Join us in creating a pollinator-friendly paradise – where every blossom becomes a beacon of life and color. Unleash the magic of Buzzworthy Gardens!

How to Make Your Own Garden Soil

Saturday, May 4 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Make Your Own Potting Soil and Save Huge! Potting or container soil is one of the largest expenses of having your own backyard garden. Although it is readily available at most garden centers and home improvement stores, what you find there is often overpriced. In this class, I show you how to make your own organic potting mix right at home, for the fraction of the cost it would be to buy a mixture that is no where near as good. The mix can be used for pots, containers, small raised beds, and even as a seedling mix!

Summer Is Coming!! How You Can Beat the Heat and Still Grow Something to Eat

Saturday, June 1 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This class will be devoted to discussing the best vegetables to grow in the hot Florida summer months and how to maximize your success.

Plant Propagation Basics: How to Multiply Your Plants Exponentially

Saturday, July 6 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Too hot outside to work in the garden? Why not get your plant fix in the shade or even indoors while you propagate plants from fresh cuttings taken from plants you already have? its easy and fun!!!

Composting Basics: The Art of Organic Alchemy

Saturday, August 3 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This class will focus on the basics of creating compost from basic kitchen and yard waste as well as mistakes to avoid in the process.

Getting Ready for Fall: Planning Your Fall Garden

Saturday, September 7 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fall is coming and with it comes a plethora of vegetables you can grow during the cooler months in Florida. We’ll discuss how to plan your fall garden and techniques to maximize harvests.

Cruciferous Chronicles: Growing Brassicas with Garden Panache

Saturday, October 5 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join us in the garden adventure of a lifetime with “Brassicas Unleashed”! Learn the ins and outs of growing broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and more, as we delve into the secrets of cultivating these flavorful cruciferous wonders. From seed to plate, discover the tips and tricks to make your garden a cruciferous haven. Elevate your culinary delights and nutritional game with these versatile veggies. Unleash the potential of your garden – Brassicas await!

Lettuce. Turnip. The Beet. Leafy Greens and Root Veggies Rock During the Winter Months

Saturday, November 2 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cool weather means lots of leafy green veggies and root vegetables on the dinner table. We’ll discuss how to maximize production and rock your taste buds with fresh greens, carrots, and beets.

Meet Our Member Coordinator & Educator

Michael Bonanno

Michael Bonanno

Garden Member Coordinator and Educator

Michael Bonanno is our Clean Food Cultivator at OM Grown Community Garden. He teaches people the joys of gardening and eating good, clean food.

Tour Information

352-235-9070

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.