Connecting to the Earth
Delray Beach has six established community gardens and welcomes residents to create more.
In May of 2017, the City adopted a new urban agricultural ordinance and community garden policy. The new community garden policy sought to relax some of the land regulations around establishing and maintaining community gardens, while also providing guidelines on appearance and operations that would ensure the community gardens are assets in their neighborhoods. If you are interested in establishing a new community garden click to this garden information link for additional information.
Community Greening, a newly established Delray Beach based non-profit, is committed to planting trees, creating and maintaining green spaces, cleaning up litter and educating the public about the value of green, biodiverse community spaces. Community Greening connects and engages individuals, neighborhoods, community groups and businesses to invest in our green spaces and keep them clean and green for people and nature. In FY 16/17 they planted 474 tree with 540 volunteers, including a Community Grove of 77 fruit and native trees at Catherine Strong Park. (see photos below). They are also working with Delray Beach's Parks and Recreation Department on a Community Orchard in Catherine Strong Park. Additional information about Community Greening, their membership, volunteer opportunities and activities can be found on their website www.communitygreening.org
Delray Beach Children’s Garden held its official ribbon cutting on October 19, 2016. The garden’s mission is to “connect the local community through a dedicated network of horticulturist, teachers and nature lovers”. The garden, which is presently open to the public Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 - noon and Sundays from 11am to 2pm offers education, exploration and play in nature to children of all ages. The garden is also available for events and parties.
Visit the garden at 127 SW 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Additional information about the garden, membership, volunteer opportunities and activities can be found on their website www.delraybeachchildrensgardn.org