Happy Birthday Edison Ford Organic Heritage Garden!
September 20, 2011
The Edison Ford Organic Heritage Garden, located in the Edison Research Gardens, is officially one year old in October!
Throughout the year, the garden has produced a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables similar to ones grown over 100 years ago by the Edison and Ford families. The garden had a successful summer harvest of peppers, okra, basil, long beans and several varieties of squash and eggplant. Currently staff and volunteers are planting several varieties of tomatoes, broccoli radishes, arugula, peas, cabbage and lettuce for harvest in the fall.
Most of the plants are grown from seed in the Edison Ford Propagating Nursery with the support of Master Gardeners and horticulture volunteers. Visitors to the Edison Ford are encouraged to visit the garden and register for monthly “Edison Ford Garden Talks.”
Edison Ford fruits and vegetables, as well as heirloom seeds, plants and garden supplies are available for purchase in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe and on Thursdays at the Fort Myers Downtown Farmers Market.