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

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

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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