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 would be a HUGE bonus!

Refreshments
To thank our volunteers, we will be providing granola bars and fresh fruit for your snacking pleasure, as well as LOTS of water. 😉 We wanna keep you hydrated and energized!

Restrooms
There are no restrooms in The Backyard space. There are public restrooms available in Holloway Park, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the property. There is also a Wawa nearby, which you can drive to if preferred.

Clothing
We will be working outdoors in partial to full sun (with shaded areas to rest!), so please be sure to wear breathable clothing, such as activewear, so that you are as comfortable as possible during the event. Also, please wear closed-toed shoes for your safety (such as tennis shoes).

What To Bring
> Bug spray
> Sunscreen
> Head protection (only if desired, but it is recommended)
> Personal water bottle to refill (only if desired — we will provide cups for our volunteers, but also the ability to refill your own water bottle, as another sustainable option for you)
> Shovel
> Wheelbarrow (if possible)

There will be seating, but it will be somewhat limited, so please bring along your own portable chairs if you have them!

Location & Parking
The community garden space is located at the following address:

2433 Marion Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803

Please view this page for parking information.

We will be in the garden, ready for you, and easily visible to guide you to the appropriate parking locations as needed.

Thank you for taking the time to help us get this garden ready for the public! We can’t wait to see you all there!

– The Backyard Team