Providing sustainable gardening education and bringing nutritious high quality, naturally grown food to our community.
community gardeners looking at crops

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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man pulling fresh vegetables

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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woman holding veggies from garden

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 Workshops

OM Grown Garden Workshops

Jul 3, 9:00am - Jul 3, 10:00am+17Jul 3, 3:00pm - Jul 3, 6:00pmJul 14, 9:00am - Jul 14, 10:00amJul 14, 3:00pm - Jul 14, 6:00pmJul 17, 9:00am - Jul 17, 10:00amJul 17, 3:00pm - Jul 17, 6:00pmJul 28, 9:00am - Jul 28, 10:00amJul 28, 3:00pm - Jul 28, 6:00pmAug 7, 9:00am - Aug 7, 10:00amAug 7, 3:00pm - Aug 7, 6:00pmSep 4, 9:00am - Sep 4, 10:00amSep 4, 3:00pm - Sep 4, 6:00pmOct 2, 9:00am - Oct 2, 10:00amOct 2, 3:00pm - Oct 2, 6:00pmNov 6, 9:00am - Nov 6, 10:00amNov 6, 3:00pm - Nov 6, 6:00pmDec 4, 9:00am - Dec 4, 10:00amDec 4, 3:00pm - Dec 4, 6:00pm

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

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.
Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden for free garden education workshops from 9-10AM.


🌿 Sat, June 19th / Dr. Lester

🌿 Wed, June 23rd / Dr. Letser

🌿 Sat, July 3rd / Michael
Sow many seeds - a demo on how to start seeds indoors using various methods / different medium options including soil-less.

🌿 Wed, July 14th / Dr. Lester

🌿 Sat, July 17th / Dr. Lester

🌿 Wed, July 28th / Dr. Lester

⭐️ Sat, Aug 7th / Michael
Fall Planting - which vegetables are best to grow during the fall/winter season and strategies to getting the most out of your gardening space for maximum production.

⭐️ Sat, Sept 4th / Michael
Composting - demo on the basics of composting and how you can build a homemade compost tumbler that is unobtrusive and easily disguised from the HOA authorities!

⭐️ Sat, Oct 2nd / Michael
Root Veggies - now is the time to be growing those beets and carrots. Strategies for growing epic amounts of carrots and beets and how to stagger planting to assure continual harvest throughout the winter.

⭐️ Sat, Nov 6th / Michael
How to Maintain Your Fall Veggies for Best Results - different strategies for pruning specific fall veggies like Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Brocolli, etc to help maximize potential harvest.

⭐️ Sat, Dec 4th / Michael
Tell us how we are doing? This will essentially be our end-of-the-year member's meeting.


⭐️ Denotes the first Saturday of the Month Picnic and Plant Swap will follow from 10am-12pm. So come out for some valuable education and stick around to socialize and eat! Please bring your lunch and some snacks to share and we will provide the music, refreshments, and crafts to keep the kids entertained!
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Dr. Lester
Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and serves as the Urban & Commercial Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County. 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.

Learn more about membership opportunities: www.omgrowngarden.com
Garden questions/comments: michael@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
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Succulent Saturdays ~ Picnic and  Plant Swap

Succulent Saturdays ~ Picnic and Plant Swap

Jul 3, 10:00am - Jul 3, 12:00pm+5Aug 7, 10:00am - Aug 7, 12:00pmSep 4, 10:00am - Sep 4, 12:00pmOct 2, 10:00am - Oct 2, 12:00pmNov 6, 10:00am - Nov 6, 12:00pmDec 4, 10:00am - Dec 4, 12:00pm

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

Join us for Picnic and Plant Swap in the garden from 10-12 pm, right after our free garden education talk from 9-10 am on campus. So come out for some valuable education and stick around to socialize and eat! Please bring your lunch and some snacks to share and we will provide the music, refreshments, and crafts to keep the kids entertained. 🎨

Our OM Grown Community Garden Coordinator, Michael, will be your host and lead discussions based on your burning questions like...Strange bug eating your petunias? Lawn company saying you need to fertilize once a month? Can't figure out what kind of mulch to buy? We've got the answers and then some! And who knows, maybe you'll make friends with someone that grows fig trees that you can swap your lemons for! 🍋

Upcoming Saturday dates:
June 5th
July 3rd
August 7th
September 4th
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th
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About the OM Grown 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.

Join us in the OM Grown Community Garden for free garden education workshops from 9-10AM select Wednesdays and Saturdays. For the schedule follow the link:

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Learn more about membership opportunities: www.omgrowngarden.com

Garden questions/comments: michael@wellcomeomcenter.com

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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
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Meet Our Garden Staff

Michael Bonanno

Michael Bonanno

Community Garden Coordinator

Cory O'Connors

Cory O'Connors

Master of Construction

Bradley Surridge

Bradley Surridge

Grounds Supervisor

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.