Grow a garden, share your bounty. Post your surpluses and barter with other members. You can trade, sell, or buy plants, seeds, herbs & produce as well as canned, juiced, & dehydrated goods. The beauty is you own what you care for and decide what to do with the harvest, even donate it to the less fortunate. Are you a seasoned professional? Share your tips & tricks! We prefer organic in order to be free of harmful chemicals and toxins. We encourage heirlooms so we can continue to grow our investments. No GMO's please!! As fuel prices rise and the economy continues to struggle, having your own food is one sure way to protect yourself and your family. Getting your local community involved will ease the burden around you and keep more people from standing in bread lines if/when times get bad or a natural disaster occurs and takes grocery stores out of the equation. Building a strong local network is a big part of the strategy. Share the group with friends you know would love to partake. Invite those who are in need of supplementing their food supply & cutting the cost of grocery bills. The larger a group, the better selection for us all and the more success we will have in obtaining variety. The group will continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its members and with great ideas from all of you. May your fields or container gardens or your raised beds be bountiful!!

We've recently expanded to include topics related to preparedness and survival skills.  If you have any specific expertise that you'd like to share with the other members, please contact me, Kelly, and we'll arrange a workshop.

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  • 2 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Wildflower Field Day

    4 Gardeners/Homesteaders/Preppers

    Join us for a fun and informative day all about native wildflowers and pollinators! 10-11am: Terry Zinn from the Florida Wildflower Cooperative "10 Easy Wildflowers... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 6:00 PM

    High Springs Seed Savers

    5 Gardeners/Homesteaders/Preppers

    The Seed Savers local gardening group will meet at the High Springs Public Library on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 pm (note earlier time). Susan Marynowski will be doing a... Learn more
  • April 26 · 10:00 AM

    Rabbit Butchery Workshop

    3 Gardeners/Homesteaders/Preppers

    Learn to butcher organic rabbits for a delicious meal. Each participant will take home a rabbit ready to cook or freeze. Cost is $25 payable upon arrival. Please RSVP so... Learn more
  • April 25 · 2:00 PM

    Sow it Grows Farm Tour

    5 Gardeners/Homesteaders/Preppers

    Florida Organic Growers and friends bring you the 2nd annual Sow It Grows Farm Tour, to be held on April 25 and 26, 2015 in the Gainesville, Florida area. The creation... Learn more
  • April 24 · 7:00 PM

    monthly preparedness meeting - food storage

    8 Gardeners/Homesteaders/Preppers

    Join us at 6 to eat and mingle.  Presentation will begin at 7. Special topic is Food Storage overview... food prep style = fresh, pickled, freeze-dried, frozen,... Learn more
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  • kelly carvallis founded The Gainesville Gardening & Preparedness Network

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