Bartlett Park Community Garden

The award-winning Bartlett Park Community Garden flourishes in the heart of Bartlett Park neighborhood on the southside of St Petersburg. Volunteers grow food at the garden year-round, which is given to neighbors free of charge.

Our garden sits on a formerly abandoned lot, which had always attracted people to sit under its massive oak tree. Today, the property is an oasis in the neighborhood, a source of pride, a place for people to meet and work together, and a place for kids to learn about where food comes from. Green Florida is proud to have been able to purchase the property in 2013, guaranteeing that the garden will continue as long as the community supports it. Our partners at Neighborhood Home Solutions also donated a small additional piece of land to the garden in 2013, where we now raise chickens!

Established in 2008, the Bartlett Park Community Garden features dozens of garden beds, well water, a hand pump, two dozen chickens, a greenhouse, compost bins, shed, a shaded patio, and wooden deck for meetings and dinners. Generous support from the Martin Luther King Day of Service, 2015, and other donors is going to allow us to install a solar-powered water system in the coming months.  

Regular harvest dinners, pumpkin-carving parties at Halloween and Martin Luther King Day celebrations help make the garden a central feature of this neighborhood.

The Bartlett Park Community Garden has developed into what it is today through hundreds of generous contributions and partnerships. For $25 you can become a member of the Bartlett Park Community Garden today and make a contribution towards keeping the Bartlett Park Community Garden going through to help this community continue to expand its work on both community and gardening.

Articles

  • Posted by Andrea Hildebran Smith on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:20pm
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  • Posted by Andrea Hildebran Smith on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 9:18pm

    The Bartlett Park Community Garden is getting ready to move forward with a solar-powered irrigation system for the garden.  Slated to launch on Martin Luther King Day, January 19th, 2015, the project is supported in large part by the Martin Luther King Day of Service project based at St...

  • Posted by Vonn New on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:15am

    Curious about how to share the produce grown at the Bartlett Park Community Garden?  The food we grow at the garden is available on a first come, first serve basis for anyone in the community on Harvest Days, which are currently Saturdays between 8:00 and 11:00 am.  The weekly harvest...

  • Posted by Vonn New on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 10:28am

    Community members involved in the Bartlett Park Community Garden hold planning meetings twice a month, which are open to all interested community members.  Meetings are the first and third Tuesday each month at 10:00 am.  Join us in the conference room at St Petersburg Neighborhood...

Principles

Our Member Gardens share Green Florida’s core values of Respecting Individuals, Protecting the Environment, and Strengthening Communities. These three principles are defined in different ways across the state, but form a common thread amongst the many projects aimed at sustainable environmental practices and community engagement in a respectful environment that is accessible to all.

  • Posted by Andrea Hildebran Smith on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:23pm

    What is the biggest lesson we've learned from the first six years of building the Bartlett Park Community Garden?  That community organizing has been more important to our success than anything else we've done.  

    That's saying a lot, since the work of improving the soil,...

  • Posted by Andrea Hildebran Smith on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:29pm

    In 2009 an act of violence galvanized Bartlett Park neighborhood in St Petersburg like never before.  8-year old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton was killed by gunfire that ripped through her home in the middle of the night.  Gardeners at the Bartlett Park Community Garden decided to work with...

About this Garden

Bartlett Park Community Garden

Location:
1443 Highland St S
St Petersburg, FL

For more info, contact:
Ms. Bettie Hayes
727-896-3570

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 844
, FL 33731