The Backyard Community Gardens will be a place for Lakelanders to come together and grow their own food. It is our absolute mission to make locally and organically grown food more accessible to the community. We feel strongly that organic and sustainable growing practices are vital to protecting the environment and human health.
Florida’s waterways, wildlife, and land are repeatedly challenged by commercial farming practices. By the over-use of fertilizers and irrigation, the application of synthetic pesticides, and the disregard for natural ecosystems, our drinking water and Florida’s diverse habitats continue to be endangered.
The Backyard wants to re-introduce the concept of growing your own food, in your own backyard (those without one, use ours!), using organic gardening practices, to help combat irresponsible farming practices, but also to promote healthy living. It’s important not only to eat more fresh produce everyday, but to know what is in (and on) your food. Some members of our wonderful team have personally lost loved ones to disease that is directly linked to poor nutrition and diet.
NEWS & UPDATES
Hello Lakeland, We will be setting up a booth at the 4th annual Live Green Lakeland Eco-Festival, taking place in Munn Park this weekend! Please visit us and many other fantastic environment-friendly businesses, non-profits, and organizations of the Lakeland...read more
Hello Backyard Family! It's only been a week, but we've missed you so! A lot has been happening on our end, so we wanted to share the latest news with you. KICKSTARTER UPDATE: To those who have donated to our Kickstarter campaign, please check your email! You should...read more
We're elated to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal of $5,227 with just two days left in the campaign! How do we even begin to genuinely describe our enormous gratitude to everyone who supported us, shared, and donated to our fundraiser?! It's an...read more