The City of Hollywood believes that community gardens benefit the public health, the environment, the economy and the quality of life in neighborhoods, and bring residents together for a communal outdoor activity. The local production of fruits, vegetables and herbs promotes healthy diets, addresses urban food deserts and mitigates food insecurity by allowing gardeners to supplement food purchases or donate surplus harvest to organizations that provide assistance to those in need. Moreover, community gardens provide an opportunity for social gathering, recreation, education and beautification of the community. Community gardens differ from farms, which are commercial operations that sell goods and services to the public for profit.
Residents are encouraged to learn about the sources of fresh produce, vocational training in sustainable agriculture and about the importance of environmental stewardship.
The Community Garden has fee-based plots available at Oak Lake Park. Plots are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. If demand exceeds capacity, current City of Hollywood residents will have priority over non-residents in plot assignments. Gardeners from the prior year who wish to retain their plot have the opportunity to submit their renewal application, prior to open enrollment for all new gardeners. Renewal application must be submitted one (1) month prior to expiration of current permit to retain your plot.
If you are interested in applying for or renewing a plot, please follow these steps:
Once your application is accepted you will receive an official permit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 954.921.3404 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.