Community

“. . .it’s not just the leafy greens and luscious vine-ripe tomatoes that make Worden Farm appetizing. There is something else – something more visceral, more elemental. It’s the endeavor at Worden Farm to reconnect people with the life-giving fundamentals that much of society has come completely disconnected from: food, community and conscientious work to sustain a healthy environment.”          ~ Rosie Emery, WGCU Public Media

Worden Farm's work of producing fresh local organic produce is focused on growing a healthy community. The farm's community involvement includes donating fresh produce to food assistance programs, supporting school and community gardens with technical expertise and material donations, fundraising events for community organizations, providing a venue for visual and performing artists, donations to charity events and auctions, speaking and teaching at educational institutions and for educational media, participating in community events, and serving as board directors and active members of various organizations. 

Worden Farm has worked with diverse community groups, including:

4-H
All Faiths Food Bank
American Cancer Society    
Babcock Neighborhood School
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Blackburn Elementary
Boy Scouts
Boys and Girls Club
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte County Cooperative Extension
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Charlotte County Public Schools
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 
Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau
Charlotte Preparatory School
Charlotte Technical College, Culinary Arts Program
Children's Network of Southwest Florida
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Crossroads Wilderness Institute
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Drug Free Charlotte County
Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization 
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
Englewood Community Hospital
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Feeding Florida
Feeding Tampa Bay
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida House Learning Center
Florida International University
Florida Organic Growers and Consumers 
Food Bank of Manatee
FoodCorps
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Girl Scouts
Good Samaritans
Good Shepherd School
Gulfport Food Forest
Horn of Plenty
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Junior Leadership Charlotte
Kids Thrive
Leadership Charlotte
Lemon Bay Conservancy
Manatee Food Bank
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Meals on Wheels PLUS
Natural Resource Conservation Service
National Organic Program
New College of Florida
Orange Blossom Community Garden
Peace River Audubon Society
Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Garden
Peace River Painters
Punta Gorda Library
Saint Petersburg Free Clinic 
Salvation Army
Sarasota Farmers Market Vendors
Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy
Sanibel Recreation Department
Sarasota County Cooperative Extension
Sarasota Garden Club
Sierra Club
Slow Food Southwest Florida
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
South County Park Community Garden
Southwest Florida Small Farm Network
Southwest Florida Soil and Water Conservation District
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
TEAM Punta Gorda
The Fruitful Field
The Salvation Army
The Yoga Sanctuary
University of Florida
University of South Florida
Unitarian Universalist Church
United States Department of Agriculture
United Way
Urban Oasis Project
Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic
Visual Arts Center 
Wild Farm Alliance
WEDU Public Television
WGCU Public Radio and Television
WSLR Community Radio
YMCA
 


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