Our Gardens


Our gardens are organic and designed using an above ground garden box method. We locally source our soil constituents from the community, creating a nutrient rich foundation. These constituents include a mixture of compost, sea grass, soil builder, charcoal, and Kahwa Coffee Grounds!  It is certainly a community effort!


Lealman Avenue Elementary Peace Patch Garden
In partnership with USFSP and support from the J. Clayton Pruitt Family Foundation, the final elementary school garden in our project plan was installed at Fairmount Park Elementary School in January 2014. Although it is the last elementary installation, it is the first garden to be shaped like a peace sigh!
Lakewood Elementary Peace Patch Garden
For the past four years, volunteers have provided lessons in the life sciences and language arts to Lakewood Elementary students as they grow two crops of food every year.  In May 2012, Lakewood hosted its fourth annual Harvest Fest, celebrating the kids’ experiences in the garden and enjoying fresh local food.

Sanderlin IB World School Peace Patch Garden

In January 2012, with the generous support of the University of South Florida’s Learn & Serve Community grant program, the Peace Patch designed and helped to organize volunteers to build a modified hugelkultur raised bed garden in the schoolyard of Sanderlin IB World School.  In January 2012, the first crops were planted.  In May 2012, the Sanderlin community hosted its first annual Harvest fest.

Maximo Elementary School Peace Patch Garden

In January 2013, with the generous support of the Tampa Jaycees and St. Petersburg-based Hands4Hope, the Edible Peace Patch Project installed its third schoolyard edible garden in the schoolyard of Maximo Elementary School. 

Campbell Park Elementary School Peace Patch Garden

In January 2013, with the generous support of the Rays Baseball Foundation, and the volunteer help of Rays Baseball employees and pitchers Brandon Gomes and Alex Cobb, the Edible Peace Patch Project installed its fourth garden in the schoolyard of Campbell Park Elementary School.

New Heights Elementary School Peace Patch Garden

The Edible Peace Patch Project has collaborated with New Heights Elementary providing expertise to contribute to this new schoolyard garden which was installed in February 2013.

Melrose Elementary Peace Patch Garden

In January 2014, with help from the SCP Phi Theta Kappa and Engineering Club and donations from the Grow Box Company, the Peace Patch installed a raised container garden at Melrose Elementary. Melrose is unique in that the school is built on a designated brownfield area, meaning the beds could not be put directly into the ground. The raised grow-boxes are one alternative to planting directly into polluted ground. 

Pinellas County Science Center Peace Patch Garden

A collaboration with People Educating People and the Pinellas County Science Center, this garden was installed in February of 2013.

Mac's Garden at John Hopkins Middle School
In January 2014, the peace Patch helped make additions to a garden started earlier by Sophia Forte and her father, Mac, at John Hopkins Middle School. This is the Peace Patch's first middle school garden. Mac's Garden is slowly being converted to our deep trench compost gardening technique.