Boca Raton breaks ground on one of South Florida’s largest community gardens

It’s difficult to imagine the sandy, barren piece of land downtown lush with trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables, but construction starts Earth Day Friday on one of the largest community gardens in South Florida.

The Boca Raton Community Garden eventually will cover about 1.5 acres — or two football fields — east of the new library site at Northwest Fourth Street and Boca Raton Boulevard. It will include educational space, picnic areas, open space and special raised beds for gardeners with disabilities, said Wayne Tonning, the landscape architect who designed the project.

“We didn’t want it to have a single use,” he said. “We wanted it to be a park space where people can come together that will have a lasting impact on the community.”

The Boca Raton Community Garden eventually will cover about 1.5 acres — or two football fields — east of the new library site at Northwest Fourth Street and Boca Raton Boulevard. It will include educational space, picnic areas, open space and special raised beds for gardeners with disabilities, said Wayne Tonning, the landscape architect who designed the project.

“We didn’t want it to have a single use,” he said. “We wanted it to be a park space where people can come together that will have a lasting impact on the community.”

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