COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Statement on possible Brightline/Virgin Train station in Boca Raton on the site of the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Community Garden
I spoke with Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer this week and he assured me that the City of Boca Raton and the City Council are committed to keeping The Junior League of Boca Raton’s Community Garden in downtown Boca Raton. Mayor Singer identified several city-owned spaces where the garden might be relocated should the train station end up being built where the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Community Garden is located currently. The City is also exploring possible locations for additional community garden space beyond the downtown.
The Junior League of Boca Raton’s Community Garden broke ground on Earth Day 2010. Since then, the Junior League of Boca Raton has managed and supported the garden, which, today, has almost 100 plots that are leased to Boca Raton residents on a yearly basis. Ten percent of all fruits and vegetables harvested are donated to Boca Helping Hands.
When the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Community Garden was originally established, the Junior League was made aware that it might have to be moved in the future.
Junior League members have established a beautiful garden that we expect will continue to flourish with the support of the Junior League and the City of Boca Raton.
Junior League of Boca Raton President