Love of Gardening Blossomed into Volunteering

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong’s love of growing food has led him to, in the very literal sense, plant seeds in our community that grow into ways to nourish people. Through his efforts, the North Florida School of Special Education transformed their backyard into an edible landscape called Berry Good Farms where students learn about entrepreneurship, independence and sustainability.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATim, from Eat Your Yard Jax, grows a community garden and volunteers at numerous nonprofits in Jacksonville. He has shared his expertise with places like the Veterans Farm, building an industrial size greenhouse, and the Clara White Mission where he helps residents grow their own food.

Tim actively participates in the Commercial Urban Agriculture Program at Growing Power, Inc. and in Farm to School and helps local schools create gardens that demonstrate how to create high quality, healthy food systems for ourselves in an ecologically sound and affordable manner.

Tim will be presented with the 2013 HandsOn Earth Award at Celebrate!GOOD on April 18th, 2013.  Learn more at


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