This project engages the Daytona Beach area at large as an open and free community garden. Working with the many knowledgeable nurseries, farmers, permaculturists, and other disciplines both new and experienced gardeners are supported beyond the physical garden. This community garden will become a social nexus for the environmental, sustainable, and organic community of Daytona Beach.
Volusia County Master Gardeners are volunteers who serve as "plant assistants" to residents who call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension with gardening questions. Master Gardeners must pass a 80-hour course on urban gardening and are expected to volunteer 75 hours the first year, 35 hours each year in following years to the Extension and earn 10 continuing horticultural educational units.
Stetson's Seed Library began as a sustainability project in an honors first-year seminar. Students took the challenge of planning a small, versatile seed bank and exchange that would allow gardeners and native plant lovers a place to save, share, and learn together. The Resource Room of the Rinker Environmental Learning Center has become its official address, because it is home to Hatter Harvest, the Pollination Station, the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem restoration, and next door to the Native Plant Landscape of the Gillespie Museum.
Residents who need answers to questions such as "When do I plant?" "What kind of grass is best for this area?" and "When do I fertilize?" find the Extension Service is the place to call. The Residential Horticulture agent and trained master gardeners are never too busy to answer your questions on gardening.
The FLEPPC List of Invasive Plant Species
is not a regulatory list. Only those plants listed as
Federal Noxious Weeds, Florida Noxious Weeds,
Florida Prohibited Aquatics Plants, or in local
ordinances are regulated by law.
The isolation distances and plant populations listed below are the optimal numbers for garden-scale seed saving. That said, the best way to build solid seed skills is a combination of researching the ideal methods and experimenting with your own approach. The only real mistake you can make is to not try.