Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden

Located at the Holland Building, just one block from the Capitol in Tallahassee, the Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden is a popular tourist destination for student groups. The Florida Farm to School Program offers interactive, hands-on tours of the garden, which was designed with the USDA MyPlate in mind. The tours educate students on the importance of a nutritious diet and the benefits of growing their own food. Schedule a field trip to the Fresh for Florida Kids Garden at any time of the year by contacting Lindsey Grubbs of the Farm to School team at Lindsey.Grubbs@FreshFromFlorida.com or by calling (850) 617-7400. 

Videos from the Garden

Photos from the Garden

Photo: Purple cabbage

Purple cabbage growing in the garden in the spring of 2013

Photo: Grapevine entrance

A muscadine grapevine takes over the entrance to the Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden

Photo: Pomegranates

Pomegranates growing in the garden in 2013

Photo: Squash

This squash from the garden is huge.

Photo: Blackberries

Blackberries from the garden in the midst of ripening.

Photo: Cantaloupe

A cantaloupe grows in the garden in the summer of 2013.

Photo: Purple cabbage and romaine lettuce

Purple cabbage and romaine lettuce growing

Photo: Buckwheat

Buckwheat grows in the garden, adding nutrients to the soil.

Pomelos

Pomelos hanging in the garden in the summer of 2015.

Photo: Sign of "Fresh for Florida Kids"

The Fresh for Florida Kids sign welcomes all into the garden.

Pace

Students from Pace Secondary School learn about soil on their field trip to the garden.

Gretchen Everhart

Students from Gretchen Everhart School try fresh strawberries from Farm to School Garden Specialist Kristi Hatakka during their visit to the garden

local students

Local students plant sweet potatoes on their trip to the garden.

SciGirls

Campers from Florida State University’s SciGirls Summer Science Camp work together on Garden Bingo.

3rd Graders

A group of third graders and their Kindergarten reading buddies stop by to learn about the importance of fruits and vegetables.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Fresh for Florida Kids Staff “plant” pinwheels in the garden for Childhood Abuse Prevention Month.

Sweet Potato

This student harvested a sweet potato the size of his head!

4H Day at the Capitol

Over 150 4H students learned about worms and vermicomposting as part of 4H Day at the Capitol.

taste tests

Summer camp students file into the garden for an extended tour and taste test.

MyPlate Game

Nutritionists play a MyPlate food group game with students on their field trip to the garden.

For more photos, check out the garden album on our Facebook page.