The Barefoot Gardeners is a volunteer gardening group focused in organic principles and permaculture. Centered in Polk County, FL (Lakeland) our membership includes people from Tampa Bay to the west, past Orlando to the east, as far north as Gainesville and Arcadia to the south. 

We welcome anyone in Central Florida who wants to learn and share about :

We are a network of information and sources for these holistic products and services.

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market, Sweetwater Farms in Tampa, and Downtown Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola are some locations where members can buy & sell their organic wares, connecting and sharing live, in person. Our members offer classes, workshops, tours, field trips, conferences and gatherings throughout the year.

Our deepest gratitude remembering Patty McGauley,

whose vision and energy founded this group in July 2006.

About Us

The Barefoot Gardeners


 Central Florida USA