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FGCU Food Forest

County: Lee
Categories Environment
FGCU Campus
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Details: FGCU Food Forest is a student-run botanical garden which highlights tropical/subtropical edible species that grow well in South Florida. The purpose of this garden is to be an educational tool for our community to learn about the vast array of foods from all over the world that can be grown locally. Together, we can redefine what it means to live in South Florida by understanding the potential we have in our own back yards.

The Food Forest also includes non-edible native species, which harbor a full array of native fauna and help to maintain the eco-system. The species diversity is exceptional, and a testament to the potential we have in South Florida for a plentiful and sustainable lifestyle.

For more information, feel free to visit our website,

*If you are interested in participating in service-learning events, please email for the latest event sign-up link!

You must sign up to attend!!! : ]
Job Description: Help with general garden maintenance: pulling weeds, watering plants, trimming, mulching and planting. This is an active garden with lots of work to do.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Mr. Food Forest Coordinators
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Phone: (239) 590-7015
Alt Phone: (239) 590-7015
Secondary Contact: Food Forest Coordinators
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: We offer the best benefit of all: learning how to grow healthy eats in our subtropical climate then afterwards harvesting the fruits of our labors.
Additional Information: If you are interested in participating in Food Forest service-learning events, please email to be placed on the email list that receives the event links and instructions on how to sign-up and volunteer!

You must sign up to attend!!! : ]

REMEMBER: Always bring your Agreement & Verifications Forms with you to the Forest.

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