All photographs made at Shadowood Farm in Palm City, FL

Interested in growing your own food? Shadowood offers individual raised garden plot rental spaces where dedicated people can learn and grow their own food using organic practices from mid-September through mid-May. No experience is needed, but total devotion to the process and farm policies is required.

Sorry folks, our garden spaces are full for this 2017/2018 growing season. 

We did have a waiting list, but in order to be placed on that list, people needed to attend four specific "How To Garden" workshops. These workshops began in mid-September and ended October 14th. If you are just learning about us now, sadly there are no options for gardening here with us until perhaps next season.

Shadowood gardeners busy planting their spaces in October of 2015

Shadowood gardeners busy planting their spaces in October of 2015

 

Our Mission

Shadowood Farm is devoted to teaching people how to grow their own food using organic practices.  Since our spaces are full for the upcoming growing season, we will continue to offer various "How To" garden workshops so people can learn to grow great food at home. Our upcoming Workshop Schedule will be posted by August 1st, 2017. Check the Contact Us page for our current public hours.


Prior to having a large garden during season six at Shadowood, I was visiting the grocery store for organic produce four or five times a week, spending $65+ a week just for produce. As a vegan juicer the amount of produce I use a week required those frequent trips. After my garden began to provide the produce I needed, my grocery store shopping went to once a week and only to purchase lemons and avocados. The amount of money I have saved during my first year as a Shadowood gardener and growing my own organic produce has truly been a rewarding experience. My body loves it, and so does my wallet! Looking forward to season 7.
— Cheryl DeMonte
Cheryl tending to her garden in late October 2015

Cheryl tending to her garden in late October 2015


The Details

  • This is NOT a casual, come when you want and do what you want, when you feel like it arrangement. We are extremely serious about growing food here. Respect for the farm, for the growing process and for all those who garden here is required.
  • We’ve created your raised bed space and filled it with rich organic soil for you.
  • We’ve provided your space with water-conscious, micro-jet irrigation that is automatically run by a timer and eliminates the need for most hand watering.
  • Garden spaces are protected from large critters with solar-powered electric fencing.
  • We supply a piece of freeze cloth to cover your space in the event of frost or freeze and provide you with a structured compost area.
  •  Information is shared on a regular basis with our gardeners: we discuss what is and is not working in garden plots and how to resolve pest or fungal issues, all while using strict organic practices.
  • Small Spaces: Six Feet by Twelve Feet (72 sq. ft.): This is a perfect size for a single person, small family, or people who just want to get their "feet wet."
  • Large Spaces: Six Feet by Twenty-four Feet (144 sq. ft.):  This is a perfect size for a family, those with vegan/vegetarian households, or people who want a wide variety of vegetables and a steady crop rotation.
  • New in Season #8- JUMBO Spaces! Five Feet by Forty-two Feet (210 sq. ft.): This is a perfect size for a family, those with vegan/vegetarian households, or people who want a wide variety of vegetables and a steady crop rotation.
  • Waist-High Gardens: We currently have two spaces for people with physical limitations that prohibit them from bending. Ask for more details.
  • There are pre-season start-up fees and materials costs that are not included in the monthly rent. We are happy to explain these expenses more fully during your visit.
Garden Two in Season Six, late November of 2015

Garden Two in Season Six, late November of 2015