The Patch

The PATCH Farm and Market Hosts 2nd Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:17am

Dania Beach, FL (August 28th, 2017) - On Saturday September 16th, 2016 from 9AM – 1PM, the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) will host its second annual Neighborhood Garage Sale at the PATCH Farm and Market. Local residents will have the opportunity to sell their unused or unwanted items for free and can register for a booth space at: touchbroward.org/db_patch_garagesale. Participants must bring their own table, tablecloth and chairs.

“We encourage members of the Dania Beach Community to visit the PATCH on a regular basis and this is a great way for the community to come together, do some “Spring Cleaning” in September! and get great bargains at the PATCH. In addition, we will have lots of delicious and fresh produce for sale,” states Kathleen Weekes, DBCRA Acting Interim Executive Director.

Event activities will include:

  • PATCH Market (open from 9AM – 1PM; always providing 50% off on all EBT sales)

  • FREE Samples and Giveaways

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Neighborhood garage sale

  • PATCH Farm Tours

  • Kids Activities

  • And Much More!

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. For more information visit www.thepatchgarden.com or call 954- 924-6801. 

The PATCH Provides FREE Back to School Giveaways and More During Event

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:12am

Dania Beach, FL- On Saturday August 19th from 9AM – 1PM, The PATCH Urban Farm and Market will celebrate ‘Back to School’ by hosting a free event for the community helping parents gear up for a successful school year. As part of the celebration, Art N Soul, among others will be providing a free backpack giveaway while supplies last as well as numerous other activities. The ‘Back to School Bash’ serves as a kickoff to the new school year.

“We know summer can be a stressful time for parents, and we’re here to help. We want the children in the community to be excited for a fresh start to the new school year,” states Kathleen Weekes, Interim Executive Director of the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA).

The PATCH is located at 1201 West Dania Beach Blvd and event activities will include:

  • PATCH Market (open from 9AM – 1PM; always providing 50% off on all EBT sales)

  • Bounce House Fun!

  • FREE Backpack Giveaway (while supplies last) sponsored by Art N Soul

  • FREE Haircuts

  • FREE Food Giveaway sponsored by Kiwanis

  • Minute-to-Win-It Games to Win School Supplies

  • Market Sales

  • Kid’s Activities and Games

  • Food Demonstrations

  • Educational Activities and Much More!

Organizational partners for this event include: the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Dania Beach Kiwanis, Art n Soul, TOUCH, the Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) and Love our Nation.

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the

PATCH hosts special family events. For more information call 954-924-6801 or visit www.thepatchgarden.com

The Dania Beach PATCH Farm and Market Launches Apprenticeship Training Program

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:31pm

Dania Beach, FL – The PATCH Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP), a forty-hour program, is a collaborative effort championed by the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Broward Regional Health Council, SURG Consulting, LLC and PATCH CAN.  The program will kick-start on Saturday July 15th, 2017 offering opportunities for six qualified participants to receive a paid apprenticeship. The application deadline is June 30th by 5PM and interested persons should email Jaime Castoro at JCastoro@BRHPC.org outlining why you are interested in the apprenticeship, what experience, if any, you have in farming and what qualities you think you will bring to the team.

“This is a great opportunity for the right individual to have an immersive experience in the operation of an organic farm and market. Our promise to you is thorough training of all farm tasks, a safe and welcoming environment, opportunities to learn from other farmers with different systems, and opportunities to assist at the farmer’s markets and with PATCH sponsored community activities,” states Rachel Bach, Dania Beach CRA Executive Director.

Class days are every Saturday and Sunday beginning on Saturday, July 15th through Sunday, August 6th from 7:30AM – 1:30PM. This program has been specifically designed for the PATCH Farm and Market with hopes to train individuals for Dania Beach and other cities looking to launch similar projects.  This first of its kind in Broward County Apprenticeship Program will provide participants the opportunity to discover how food production connects communities and builds health and wellness; how to select, grow and harvest crops; about market operations and how to maximize harvests; and how to supply fresh local produce to your community. Through this Apprenticeship, participants will develop the job skills that could lead to employment at local farmer’s markets and urban farms or nurseries.

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events.   For more information call 954-924-6801.

The Dania Beach PATCH Urban Farm and Market Honors its Volunteers

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:43pm

Dania Beach, FL – On Saturday June 17th from 9AM – 1PM, the PATCH Urban Farm and Market celebrates and honors the volunteers that have ‘dug in’ and made a difference in the community. Between the months of January – May 2017, volunteers have contributed 743.5 hours at the PATCH, a testament to the dedication of the community in providing a network of secure, healthy food sources. During the event, top volunteers will be awarded shirts and prizes honoring their tireless efforts in maintaining the PATCH Garden and its fresh, healthy, and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables.

 “The PATCH provides a platform for education, cultural growth, community participation and economic development. Our volunteers are passionate about access to local, healthy and affordable food, offering their time, expertise and philanthropic giving to create more sustainable communities, and we’re proud to support their volunteer and charitable efforts,” states Rachel Bach, Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director.

There are numerous ways volunteers can get involved in the PATCH. Gardening volunteers assist by planting, mulching, spreading dirt, weeding, cutting grass, and cleaning up at the PATCH. Greenmarket volunteers help with at-market promotions like cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities, and community outreach. In addition, the PATCH offers a variety of soft skills volunteer opportunities to include programs for youth focused on entrepreneurship and community engagement. To volunteer your time, sign up online here: http://www.handsonbroward.org/register.

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events.   For more information call 954-924-6801.

The Dania Beach PATCH Urban Farm and Market: 2017 Kids Crown Nominee!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:38am

Dania Beach, FL (May, 2017) – The Dania Beach PATCH Urban Farm and Market has been nominated for the 2017 Kids Crown Best Farmer’s Market in Broward County. This annual contest is sponsored by South Florida Parenting Magazine with various categories throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The PATCH was nominated by readers, who live, work and play in the tri-county area. The ballot is divided into FOUR major sections: Family Outings & Activities, Important Matters, Family Eating and Family Shopping & Services. Readers may vote for as many categories as they would like ONCE per hour.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated by our loyal customers and family’s in Broward County as the Best Farmer’s Market in Broward County,” states Rachel Bach, Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “The PATCH is the ideal candidate for this nomination since we are dedicated to facilitating meaningful connections between all residents of the community, including gardeners, educators, students, family’s and researchers on things pertaining to gardening and community health while providing opportunities to strengthen neighborhoods, improve access to nutritious foods, and enjoy family fun activities. We encourage everyone to vote for us as the Best Farmer’s Market in Broward County!”

The PATCH hosts numerous family-friendly activities and events and has become the primary destination for environmental and health education. The PATCH also provides opportunities for adult and children’s education, through workshops, it’s community garden and field trips and tours for local schools and organizations in order to utilize the garden as a mechanism to introduce students to science, environmental stewardship and entrepreneurship.

The PATCH Farm and Market is located at 1201 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL. The market is open to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every 3rd Saturday of the month the PATCH hosts special family events. For more information call 954-924-6801.

Voting started at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 17. Click here to vote: http://tiflorida.secondstreetapp.com/l/2017-Kids-Crown-Voting.