Community Gardens

What we do

UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County’s Community Gardens Program develops and helps facilitate the creation, early maintenance and management of community gardens in the low income areas of Pasco County..  We consult with non-profits and community organizations seeking advice on how to start a community garden and teach garden-based leadership training programs to engage emerging garden leaders.  Grow your own vegetables!  Plots are available for lease, free of charge!!!

Community Gardens East Contact Information:

Kyle Christmas (352) 521-521-1255 or

Community Gardens Central and West Contact Information:

Chris Carreiro (813) 996-2411 (2458) or

Pasco Plant to Plate Cooking Series

Fall Edition Recipes

Eggplant Pizza Bites Recipe

  1. About Community Gardens
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We are a co-operative program created by the interdepartmental relationship of the University of Florida and the Pasco County Extension Office. The Community Gardens program originated in the low income communities of Dade City, and is run by the County Extension Director, Dr. Whitney Elmore, and the Community Gardens Program Assistant, Kyle Christmas.

Our mission is to assist local low income communities to develop self-sustaining (food producing) community gardens, in order to improve quality of life. Our goal is to combat malnutrition with self-grown food and increase financial security by decreasing grocery bills.

Events and Information!

Lease a Community Garden Plot for Free
Farmden @ Stallings 1