Master Gardeners Revitalizes Discovery Garden in Cocoa After Past Hurricanes Caused Damage

Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Matthew did damage, but to some Master Gardeners it was a minor set back

After many devastating natural disasters, it was a miracle Discovery Garden, just outside the City limits of Cocoa, withstood Mother Nature’s might. (City of Cocoa image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – After many devastating natural disasters, it was a miracle Discovery Garden, just outside the City limits of Cocoa, withstood Mother Nature’s might.

Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Matthew did their damage, but to some Master Gardeners, it was only a minor set back. With determination and motivation, a group of gardeners made a vision reality.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Brevard County is known to gather volunteers with a passion in gardening and give back to those with, well, not so green of a thumb.

In Brevard, their most recent project was their efforts in revitalizing a local public garden known as the Discovery Garden.

With the help from trained and experienced Master Gardeners, they are able to teach the basics of gardening, such as pruning and plant identification, in as little of a few days.

Besides showcasing gardening education, these skilled gardeners are holding a Fall Edible Plant Sale in mid to late September in which the public is invited to buy freshly grown plants from the garden itself.

Located at 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa, you are able to see the wonders of how productive a community can be when working together as well as enjoying local grown produce.

To learn more about the Discovery Garden you can visit the Discovery Garden Facebook page at, call at 321-633-1702 or stop by the Garden itself. To learn more about becoming a volunteer you may call at 321-633-1702.

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