GARDEN PROJECT LAUNCHES IN GOLDSBORO THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
SANFORD – The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is partnering with the City of Sanford, Seminole County’s University of Florida IFAS Extension Program and FarmDaddy Inc., to provide self-watering garden container kits to the residents of the Goldsboro community in Sanford. The distribution of these gardening kits to pre-registered residents will be held on June 25 and 27, 2015 at the Westside Community Center located at 919 S. Persimmon Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771. The event will be attended by residents of Sanford and elected officials, including Dr. Velma Williams, Vice Mayor of the City of Sanford and Commissioner for District 2 who has been instrumental in making this project a reality.
This initiative is part of the Florida Department of Health’s Healthiest Weight public-private collaboration to help communities make better choices about healthy eating and active living. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is working with various community partners to increase access to healthy produce in communities where it is needed the most. Access to fresh and affordable produce has been recognized as a need in the neighborhood of Goldsboro which is also a designated food desert by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“The number one public health threat to Florida’s future is unhealthy weight. As a community, we need to reduce and prevent obesity which leads to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer,” said Dr. Swannie Jett, health officer of the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. “We are excited to reinforce the importance of being proactive with our health, and that making healthy choices can be fun and rewarding.”
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County purchased self-watering garden containers from FarmDaddy Inc., a local private business that promotes a unique low-cost, highly efficient and ecologically friendly product providing accelerated growth and improved productivity with minimal efforts. One hundred container kits with seasonal seeds and potting soil will be distributed to the participants who signed-up for the project. Master Gardeners from the University of Florida Extension Program will be extending their expertise and tips to the community to sustain container gardening. The project will be monitored for success by volunteer liaisons from the community and representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. The participants will also post the photos of their produce on www.facebook.com/eatwelllivewellplaywell.
For more information about the Goldsboro Container Garden Project, please contact FarmDaddy at 407-310-8270.
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Pineapple Sage, Cilantro and Dill growing in the FarmDaddy garden
Don’t forget Dear ‘Ol Dad this year! Save 10% on our FarmDaddy Self Watering Containers and give Dad something he will truly enjoy for years to come.
Our first out of state event will be held this weekend, Friday – Sunday, 6/5 – 6/7, in Clayton, Alabama (just a short distance from Eufaula.) We will be at the 2015 Survival and Emergency Preparedness Show held at the Outland Performance & Tactical Enhancement Complex (OPTEC). Check out OPTEC’S website at www.outlandperformance.com. This promises to be an exciting event. So if you are in the area…or want to take a day trip… come on out and see us!
In honor of our fallen military men and women, we would like to offer 10% off our FarmDaddy Self Watering Garden Containers making each container only $87.00. This sale is effective for ONE DAY ONLY – Memorial Day – May 25, 2015.
You may order online at http://farmdaddy.com/MemorialDay.html or, pick up from our facility located at 4375 S. Mellonville Ave., Sanford, FL 32773, from 9am – 4pm. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 407-310-8270.
FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY: Receive a FREE pack of Heirloom – Non-GMO – Non-Hybrid seeds when you purchase and pick up your FarmDaddy containers from our facility. We apologize that this offer is not applicable to online orders at this time.
Celebrate your Mom this year with a FarmDaddy Self Watering Garden Container. Create those special memories by spending time with your Mom – side by side in the garden.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. Give your Mom a gift she will truly love and enjoy – a FarmDaddy Self Watering Garden Container. For this special occasion, we are offering our FarmDaddy containers at $87 each – that’s a 10% savings off our retail price! Order online at FarmDaddy.com or save shipping charges if you pick up directly from our facility.
Pick up between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm, today thru Saturday, May 9th. We will be closed on Sunday so we can spend time with our moms.
Our address and phone number:
4375 S. Mellonville Ave., Sanford, FL 32773
Cash, credit cards and checks accepted.
Tune in to our webinar on Tuesday, February 17th @ 8:00pm EST. Hear the story of how FarmDaddy came to be and as well the benefits of growing in the FarmDaddy Self Watering Garden Container! Please go to www.LifeChangesBeReady.com to register.