The Dania Beach PATCH is an Urban Farm and Market, created in 2012 as an urban oasis on a 1.6 acre lot with the intention of providing locally grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free, vegetables to residents.
Named The PATCH™, which stands for Peoples Access to Community Horticulture, it is one of the largest Market/Community Gardens in Broward County, created by volunteers and staff who fill over 2,500 jackpot bags annually with specially produced compost to grow vegetables. In this urban farm, everything grows in bags or in hyrdoponics, not in the ground. This showcases how anyone can create an urban garden, regardless of land space and soil composition.
A variety of seasonal produce is grown on the farm, which also hosts a weekend farmers’ market and community garden where the public can lease small plots to grow their own vegetables. The PATCH provides a platform for education, cultural growth, community gardening and economic development. The PATCH™ is managed through a successful partnership between the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC); highlighting an outstanding example of how non-traditional partnerships can be created in order to fulfill the CRA’s mandate to build better communities, and eliminate slum and blight.
Garden and Nursery hours are Monday - Friday 8 AM - 10 AM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. There are a number of unique events that happen at The PATCH™ each month. The signature events include a community workshop on the 2nd Saturday of each month & community activities every 3rd Saturday of the month. The PATCH™ is truly “People’s Access to Community Horticulture”, making a strong, positive impact on the quality of life for those in Dania Beach.
Everything is grown in a sustainable way and it provides the neighboring communities with easy access to healthy locally grown vegetables at a more affordable price than supermarkets.