Wow! The numbers are in. At last week’s Hastings Farm Share event held at the W.E. Harris Community Center in Hastings, St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department helped give out 22,534 pounds of food to 440 individuals and 198 families. You can visit www.farmshare.org to check out all of the amazing things that Farm Share does around the State of Florida including handing out free fresh meats, fruits, veggies, and boxed and canned goods to thousands of people in need.
A total of 364 Christmas trees were recycled at various locations around St. Johns County for the Parks and Recreation Department’s 3rd Annual Tree-Cycling Program. Held over five days in January, the program accepted decoration-free trees at Al Wilke Park in Hastings, St. Johns Golf Club in Elkton, Ron Parker Park in St. Augustine Beach, Cornerstone Park in Ponte Vedra, and Mills Field in St. Johns. The nearly 400 trees will be chipped and the resulting mulch will be spread around county parks.
Learn more about St. Johns County Parks & Recreation and these programs by visiting www.sjcfl.us/Recreation.