Celebrates Clearwater Community Gardens

at 5th Annual Summer Brunch

Clearwater Community Gardens announces the 5th Annual Summer Brunch Fundraiser at the Historic Fort Harrison. Tickets for the brunch are $20, with all funds collected going to the Community Gardens. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom

“We will be celebrating our success over the past four years while raising funds for a second shelter and rainwater system” said Howard Warshauer, the founder and President of Clearwater Community Gardens, a local 501c3 Non profit organization. “We do this while we enjoy the excellent food from the Ft. Harrison staff and chefs, the camaraderie of our supporters, wonderful entertainment and much more.”  This year’s theme is “Edible Flowers and Landscape”.  We hope to inform guests how they can enjoy the beauty and nourishment of gardening from their own property, said Warshauer.  We will also focus on the new State Law that allows residents to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers to their own front yard.

Included in the Celebrate Community Garden event will be a raffle of many garden and gardening items, gift cards to some of Downtown Clearwater’s shops, restaurants, and theaters. All proceeds will benefit the Community Garden in the Gateway neighborhood just outside of downtown Clearwater.  Amanda Thompson, Clearwater’s new CRA director, will inform guests about all the changes taking place in downtown Clearwater.

In its first four full years of operation, the Community Garden has expanded to 50 family plots, a rainwater system, a shelter, 600 Sq Ft Pollinator Garden, 3 Bee Colonies and many fruit and flowering trees.  They regularly host potluck dinners and educational programs for the community.  The gardens have been a positive inspiration for the Gateway neighborhood.

Tickets can be purchased click here.

About Clearwater Community Gardens: The Community Garden was founded in 2014 with the purpose of building community in the Gateway area of downtown Clearwater.  The Mission is to improve the Downtown Gateway community by creating a safe environment where inter-ethnic and inter-generational activities can flourish through education and production of fresh food focused around a community garden. https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterCommunityGardens

About the Fort Harrison Religious Retreat: 

Since its construction in 1927, the Fort Harrison has been the home to many charitable events and community organizations. The Fort Harrison’s current owner, the Church of Scientology, has hosted over 500 community events there since its top-to-bottom restoration in 2009. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard and incorporated in 1954.

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