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Pocket Pollinator Garden

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The pollinator garden at the corner of Corrine Drive and Bennett Road will provide food and shelter to passing native pollinators, including song birds. The best way to save native species is to plant native or Florida friendly plants that offer benefits to the creatures who live here, so landscape architect Carla Shuman picked an impressive selection of plants. With special thanks to Green Up Orlando for the plant and mulch donation. Read more about it here.

Pollinator Pathway Planters

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Our award winning project, the Pollinator Pathway Program, is the first completed project under our EcoDistrict umbrella. The sixteen concrete planters along Corrine Drive are now filled with Florida native and Florida friendly plants, all selected for their ability to feed and shelter native pollinators. It is the first step toward creating a pollinator pathway that connects our area’s pollinator pockets (Leu Gardens, Blue Jack Park, Songbird Park and Mitchell Nutter Park).

Organic Community Garden

We organized our area’s first organic community garden on the site of the original Audubon Park Elementary. This beautiful little garden is home to raised beds that turn out everything from kale to corn for the local gardeners who grow their own food there. As an added bonus, this spot also hosts a bed that local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts use to earn merit badges. With this garden, you can literally grow your own groceries.

To inquire about adding your name to the waiting list, please email AudubonParkGardenDistrict@gmail.com.

Bike Racks

Guerilla knitted bike rack.As part of our goal to make the Audubon Park Garden District more amenable to people, we have installed bike racks in front of some of our partner businesses.

Concrete Planters

The City of Orlando donated twenty concrete planters to the Garden District in 2009. They were initially dispersed throughout the area, making maintenance tricky and diminishing impact. We are currently working to move the planters, paint them with Garden District branded colors and our little bird logo, amend the soil with water-retaining crystals, and then plant them with fresh, hardy plants.

APGD After Hours Socials

wine-glassThroughout the year we host after hours socials. They’re designed to engage businesses, residents and area professionals with creative activities in relaxing atmospheres.

 

Street Clean Up Days

Since 2009 we have worked with volunteer partners to weed public areas, as well as pick up trash. To date we have removed more than 600 pounds of trash from the Corrine Drive corridor.

Greening

To date we have planted 497 plants along the Corrine Drive corridor, from trees in the medians to annuals in 4″ pots, to everything in between.

Medians Saved

The nine medians between Leu Gardens and Baldwin Park were in danger of removal in 2010. The City of Orlando approached the Garden District, inquiring if we would desire to save them by taking them over. We agreed. We serviced them to the best of our ability and, when the economy improved, the City took over maintenance again. Fortunately the Garden District’s presence enabled this successful transition and the area still possesses those green spaces.