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Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020

Scenes from the Botanic Garden - May 2020 Food-growing season winds down, but our Garden Ambassador volunteers continue to work hard on  making the Botanic Garden a beautiful oasis. Community Garden Happenings Nancy Sanders from the Community Garden leadership team reports: "Many gardeners are closing up and getting ready for the hot summer. Some "Green [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:41:25-04:00June 11th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Scenes from the Botanic Garden – May 2020

Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 UPDATED

Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 Updated 02/29/2020  More bricks were installed on February 29th, in the Children's Garden.  Big thanks to:  Jamie Friebel Debbie Whitehead Barbara Manzo We'd like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations to our Pave the Park program: Mary Jo Card (Train Museum walkway) James [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 18th, 2020|Benches, Blog Post, Bricks, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Donations, Summer Camp|Comments Off on Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 UPDATED

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food For many years, Bill Johnson has led the Community Garden at Lakes Park in an effort to grow, harvest, collect and donate food for the Community Cooperative soup kitchen in Fort Myers. During the growing season (typically, October through April) Bill and the rest of the "A-Team" of [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 12th, 2020|Blog Post, Community Garden, Donations, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond - Fall 2019 It's time to feature our Garden Ambassadors, aka volunteers in the gardens. The Foundation's main focus each autumn is the Fall Festival and our contribution to it - Scarecrows in the Park. But beyond the Scarecrows fundraising effort lies a world of volunteer activity that is [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 26th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Lakes Park Farmer's Market, Rose Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Halloween Fun with Lakes Park’s Volunteers

Halloween Fun with Lakes Park's Volunteers Our Lakes Park Ambassadors really get into the spirit of Halloween fun. This year was no exception! "Volunteering at the polls" was a popular assignment for Scarecrows in the Park, a free attraction at the Lakes Park Fall Festival. This year, more than 14,000 votes were cast in the [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00November 25th, 2019|Blog Post, Community Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Halloween Fun with Lakes Park’s Volunteers

Beds available in the Lakes Park Community Garden

Beds Available in the Lakes Park Community Garden Monday September 9th, 2019 The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation has announced the availability of multiple beds in the Community Garden. The rental period is one year, and runs from October 1st 2019 through September 30th 2020. The cost is $75 for the year, non-refundable. Rental fees support [...]

By |2019-09-09T11:45:50-04:00September 9th, 2019|Blog Post, Community Garden|Comments Off on Beds available in the Lakes Park Community Garden

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019 Here are some recent scenes from Lakes Park. Fort Myers Beach pier featured along Lakes Park's miniature train tracks Scenes from the Train: A scale model of the Fort Myers Beach pier has been installed along the train tracks at Lakes Park. This miniature joins already-installed models of various [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Lee County, Train Museum, Wildlife|Comments Off on Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

News from the Community Garden, March 2019

News from the Lakes Park Community Garden March 2019 Courtney Fraser from Eat Local Lee (left)  FEBRUARY VISIT from EAT LOCAL LEE  The Community Garden's February gathering featured Courtney Fraser from Eat Local Lee.  This non-profit promotes the benefits of buying and eating fresh, locally-grown food. The organization also produces a map which [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:48-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Blog Post, Community Garden|Comments Off on News from the Community Garden, March 2019

*UPDATED* Community Garden harvests & donations, January 2019

Community Garden harvests & donations, January 2019 The Lakes Park Community Garden harvests fresh produce twice monthly during the growing season.  Several dedicated beds provide for fresh food donations, and Community Garden members contribute any excess food they have grown. During these harvests, the Community Garden volunteers also collect canned and boxed food donations from [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:07-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog Post, Community Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on *UPDATED* Community Garden harvests & donations, January 2019

Holidays in the Community Garden

  Holidays in the Community Garden submitted by Nancy Sanders  "If everyone helps a little, no one has to do it all." Holidays in the Community Garden are wonderful. The gate is decorated, our scarecrow is festive, and the garden beds are adorned with cheer! December is a great time to have a garden. It’s [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00December 18th, 2018|Blog Post, Community Garden, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holidays in the Community Garden

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