The 34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center (the Gardens) is a purposefully designed organic garden model and wellness park that allows people of all age groups and cultures to grow healthy foods and participate in activities that promote health, wellness and good stewardship of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region. The Gardens has more than 100 raised beds, high tunnel production, dog park, walking trails, and much more.
Field day activities will include: “A Garden Tour and Square Foot Gardening/Intensive Planting Demonstrations”. The Square Foot Gardening method saves gardeners time, effort, tools, space and water. Schools across the nation and international humanitarian groups around the world are using the Square Foot Gardening method making inroads against poverty and hunger. The Square Foot Gardening method is estimated to cost 50% less, uses 20% less space, 10% of the water, and only 2% of the work compared to single row gardening. Additional benefits are: virtually no weeds, no digging or rototilling, and no heavy tools are necessary.
The Gardens was established in April of 2016 to address food deserts and food insecurities and promote environmental education among the vulnerable communities in the region. To date, the Gardens has recruited over 25 volunteer master gardeners, and provides workshops, training and seminars that promote health, wellness, gardening and environmental education. The Gardens houses outdoor classrooms and offers a year-round Environmental Earth Youth Club and a summer youth camp to educate and motivate youth about gardening and the environment while promoting healthy eating and living. (SEE DIRECTIONS BELOW)
REGISTRATION: 10:00AM. PROGRAM: 10:30AM TO 2:30PM.
FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required!
TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND SHOES!
DIRECTIONS: 34TH STREET WHOLISTIC GARDENS AND EDUCATION CENTER
The 34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center is located at 808 34th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501. FROM NORTH: Take US 49 South toward Gulfport. After passing the I-10 exchange, take a left at the sixth stop light (34th Street). Take 34th Street for about 1.3 miles. The Gardens are on the right, just before the stop sign. FROM SOUTH: Take US 49 North, from the beach, toward Hattiesburg for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto 34th Street, which is just past 33rd Street, for 1.3 miles. The Gardens are on the right, just before the stop sign. Contact James Franklin, at #228-547-3887 for help with directions. TO REGISTER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (Pre-registration is Required)