Florida Heritage Foods

food and culture gardening brochure

Florida Heritage Gardening Resources

Africa in Your Garden and On your Table: connecting local food and culture for healthier choices (trifold pamphlet PDF) provides a brief introduction to the nutritional benefits of six African heritage foods commonly consumed in Florida. Created by students in HUM2420: African Humanities at Santa Fe College, the statewide popularity of this brochure by health educators and school gardens inspired the creation of the Florida Heritage Foods Initiative. 

African food crops have influenced Florida agriculture for several centuries, and a wide variety of African plants continue to grow in home gardens throughout the Sunshine State…A beginning gardener can plant the path to better nutrition with African food crops …

Crops included: Roselle, Watermelon, Sweet Yams, Okra, Pigeon Peas, and Aloe