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Pictures from our Public Garden Workday

A huge thank you to all who came out on Saturday to help us shovel. 💪 We had an awesome time and filled up every last garden bed! Woo-hoo!

One MAJOR step closer to completion!

Have a wonderful week, Lakeland! Don’t forget to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather ahead.

Check out pictures from Saturday’s volunteer garden workday below.

Recruiting Team Members

Hello Lakeland community, The Backyard is looking to expand our core team of volunteers! We would love to find other passionate Lakelanders who share our values, and who would be excited to offer a helping hand in bringing a community garden to their very own...

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Pictures from our Public Garden Workday

A huge thank you to all who came out on Saturday to help us shovel. 💪 We had an awesome time and filled up every last garden bed! Woo-hoo! One MAJOR step closer to completion! Have a wonderful week, Lakeland! Don't forget to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather...

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Public Garden Workday – Saturday, 3/17

We are hosting a public garden workday this Saturday, 3/17 between 9am and 12pm. For this workday event, we'll be hauling (via wheelbarrows) and shoveling 10 tons of dirt into the individual garden beds! Bring your shovel, and if you have a wheelbarrow to share, that...

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What a beautiful day for a build out 🌞

What a beautiful day it was for a build out! THANK YOU to all who came out to support us on Saturday! With your help, we were able to build ALL 21 garden beds, place and line them, and even begin the process of filling them with soil!! 💓 Our hearts are bursting with...

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Volunteer for The Backyard Build Out (Take 2)

IT'S HAPPENING! Saturday, February 17th will be the BIG day and we're looking for volunteers to help us get started! The Backyard Community Gardens Build Out (take 2 -- after the challenge we faced that you can read about here) will take place from 8am - 12pm and...

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Our team is expanding! Interested in joining?

Hello Lakeland community, The Backyard is looking to expand our team! We would love to find other passionate Lakelanders who share our values, and who would be excited to offer a helping hand in bringing a community garden to their very own community. If you identify...

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When life gives you lemons…

Hello Lakeland, THE GOOD NEWS: We had 10 tons of soil successfully delivered this morning. THE BAD NEWS: As we were setting up and waiting for our volunteers to arrive, it came to our attention that -- due to a miscommunication (on our part) and through NO fault of...

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Looking For A Weekend Workout? Volunteers Needed!

Oh, hello Lakeland! Looking for a weekend workout?! 💪 We're seeking volunteers to join our team in the garden space this Saturday morning to help us place 21 raised garden beds... then fill them with LOTS of soil!! If you are interested in volunteering, check out the...

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Donation Drop Off Day – Take #2

Hey, Lakeland community! We'll take your "junk"! *** NOTE: This event was posted previously, but cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. It has now been rescheduled to Nov. 4th! We are looking forward to seeing you there. *** The Backyard is hosting an official Donation Drop...

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(Cancelled) Donation Drop Off Day

*** NOTE: This event was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, but has been rescheduled. Please see the latest post here. *** Hey, Lakeland community! We'll take your "junk"! The Backyard is hosting an official Donation Drop Off Day for those of you who have expressed...

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Kickstarter Donation Rewards have officially been mailed out!

Hello Backyard Family! A quick Kickstarter update: If you donated to our Kickstarter campaign, your rewards were mailed out earlier this week and are ON THEIR WAY TO YOU! YEAH! We can't wait to see you sporting our awesome tee and/or tote. The only exceptions to the...

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Volunteer for The Backyard Build Out

IT'S HAPPENING! Saturday, July 22nd will be the BIG day and we're looking for 20 volunteers to help us get started! The Backyard Community Gardens Build Out will take place from 8am - 12pm and prior knowledge of power tools is not required (we'll give you a crash...

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Join us at Live Green Lakeland Eco-Festival 2017!

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...

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Post-Kickstarter Update

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...

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WE DID IT!

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...

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Check us out in LkldNow

If you live in Lakeland and haven't heard of LkldNow, are you really living in Lakeland, now? Joking aside, check out our little featurette in LkldNow, written by Emily Goldberg. We're super excited to have had the opportunity to talk to her about our project. Expect...

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77% Funded!

Good evening Backyard Family, The past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible people in our community. The love, support, and constructive feedback we've received have been overwhelming and inspiring, and we can't thank you all enough for...

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We’re on the news + Saturday morning update! 

Hey, everyone! We hope you're all having a fantastic weekend!  Rose, one of our resident co-founders over here on The Backyard Team, had the incredible opportunity to talk to Stephanie Claytor from Bay News 9 on Friday about our Kickstarter and community garden...

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It’s Happening!

Dear amazing Lakeland community, Our Kickstarter has officially LAUNCHED! We have exactly one month (until April 9th) to reach our funding goal. If you would like to see a community garden in Lakeland, this is your call to action! Check out our video, our plan, and...

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Hello Lakeland (and Beyond)

We at the dedicated team of The Backyard Community Gardens are working hard to create a space for you, the amazing Lakeland community, to grow your own food. Read about our awesome mission! The Backyard Team has already established itself as a non-profit corporation...

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