Locally Grown Vegetables are Important to the Community


RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Earth Day allows us to beautify our surrounding area. The Riviera Beach Community Garden was the spot we chose this year for Earth Day activities to help people learn about growing their own gardens and how to maintain them. We had 30 Riviera Beach residents and students that came out to participate on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8am-11am on this project.


In the gardens, they helped pull weeds, water plants, discussed how to grow your own garden, and maintain it. The Sow and Grow program that the Riviera Beach CRA and Riviera Beach CDC created runs through the Community Gardens. People at the event were also able to pick up an application for supplies to build their own backyard garden at their house.

All Site Construction, Inc., was our main sponsor for this event and was onsite to help with the project. Ezra Saffold, the owner, his wife and son were all there to lend a helping hand to the community.

Volunteers at the end of the event left with a boxed lunch and students were able to earn valuable community service hours. In one afternoon, a small project gave a big impact to the people to the gardens. 

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.

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