Archive for August, 2013

Grow. Eat. Share ~ A Celebration of NPR Library Seed Exchange and New Community Gardening Project


The City of New Port Richey, New Port Richey Public Library and The City’s Environmental Committee invite New Port Richey to a free celebration, Tues, Aug. 20 at 11AM, as we launch NPR Library’s Seed Exchange and the City’s Community Garden Program.

This is a unique opportunity for the New Port Richey Community to be part of history as together we initiate sustainability projects that are models for the state of Florida.

Check out Seeds at Your NPR Public Library and Start your Own Community Garden!
The library’s seed exchange, one of a kind within our watershed, promotes the concept of growing your own healthy, affordable food, harvesting seeds, and sharing with others. The New Port Richey Community Garden Project, based on the City’s new urban agriculture ordinance, encourages the use of vacant lots for gardening by local residents.Together, these two initiatives spur ecological awareness, encourage local food production, and inspire community involvement.

The event begins at 11AM at the New Port Richey Public Library where Tasty Tuesday, a weekly organic farmers’ market held in the library courtyard, will also be taking place.
You’ll hear from community leaders about how to: establish your community garden, check out heirloom seeds at Your NPR Public Library, participate in free gardening workshops and enjoy an upcoming environmental film series.

At 12PM, see the film “Urban Roots,” a documentary on how urban agriculture revitalized the depressed communities and spirits in Detroit.