MRB - Green Apple Day of Service Sponsor

  • 28 Sep 2013
  • Gocio Garden project


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Garden Concept:

The garden is based on Permaculture principles and is designed to attract students, teachers, and after school participants to the space.  Volunteers would maintain the space thus allowing teachers to focus on lessons and garden experiences rather than maintenance. Perennial edibles will edge the fence line including lemongrass, ginger, blueberries, sunflowers, Okinawan spinach, moringa, lavender, and perennial peanut.  A Star fruit tree, papaya trees, and a loquat tree will grace the corners for height and shade. Tangerine trees will be planted in the western exterior.  The garden will feature 2 keyhole annual garden beds constructed from  recycled plastic. There will also be a spiral herb garden near the center and eventually a passionfruit vine or muscadine grape vine ramada for shade and garden lessons.  There is  interest in creating a large water barrel or cistern system to assist with irrigating the garden.  The exterior of the space will be landscaped with native perennial bushes low enough to make the garden visible to teachers from the outside fenced area. The garden is a fenced area about 40 ft. by 80 ft. Interior unplanted space will be mulched. 



Currently - We are fundraising for trees, mulch, soil/compost for keyhole gardens, stones for the herb spiral and annual starts. We will likely need  $1000 $1500 to get what we want in addition to donated trees.

Aug 25 - We are hoping to have our fundraising done.

Sept 1 - Till and mulch the area

Sep 8 - Area tilled and mulched continued

Sometime before Sept 28 - irrigation will be installed.

Presentation to teachers at Gocio regarding concept of the garden given. 

Sept 23 - This week donations are delivered to school preferably Friday. 

Sept. 28 - Green Apple Day of Service - Volunteers arrive at Gocio. Trees and perennials planted. Future volunteers recruited. 


USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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