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Community Gardens

Community Gardening in Deltona, grow your own fruits and vegetables. It’s your garden!

Did you know that #Deltona has a community garden? Founded in 2016, Deltona Community Gardens is located at
675 Elgrove Drive Next to Vann Park.

   You can have a garden of your own! It only takes “Sweat & Seeds” You may also learn about beekeeping, #gardening, canning/food preservation and more at the learning center. With plans for an environmental walking path, #butterfly garden and picnic area… Deltona Community Gardens needs your support. Please visit today and get your garden growing.

   New and experienced gardeners will be able to rent a garden bed and grow their own healthy food. Deltona Community Gardens has ground raised beds as well as elevated beds for those with special needs. We will also be tending some garden beds so that we can share the harvest with others in the community. Enjoy the amazing butterfly garden, which is a new addition. Those that are interested can sign up to help with butterfly activities. This will be the place for people to learn about gardening, get involved and share information/ideas about gardening.


   To strengthen our community by providing a learning environment to meet and share our cultural experiences and enjoy the benefits of growing a garden and taking it from seed to table.

   The Deltona Community Gardens is a program under Deltona Strong

Deltona Community Gardens is located at Vann Park in Deltona

   If you would like more information or would like to rent a garden bed, stop by, call us and be sure to join our Facebook group for “Deltona Gardeners”, Deltona Community Gardens Group We offer ground raised beds as well as elevated beds for special needs individuals. Having a garden is like having a good, loyal friend. Get involved and visit today!

Earth Day & Backyard Birding

Stuck at home? Try “Backyard Birding” & Home Gardening

Are you enjoying all of the binge-watching you can handle? Youtube, Netflix, Disney+ and many more options available to keep you entertained at home while self-isolating. Sure, you may have learned some new recipes by now. Maybe even finished an entire game of Monopoly… we think it’s time for you to try something new. Audubon Society put together some helpful hints on what we can do to keep ourselves happy and productive while fighting the Corona Virus through quarantine. Try “Backyard Birding” 


While we are all locked away…Deltona is beginning production of our virtual EcoPark tours, online classes on birding, and our Backyard Homesteading. Wednesday is Earth Day! Celebrate…Earth Abides.

Basketball Camp

Deltona Parks and Recreation Presents:

Holiday Hoops

Basketball Camp at Wes Crile


This is great for Families over the first Holiday break. ?
Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp at Wes Crile Park ?
Watch Deltona TV for more of the action! ?
#deltona #acityonthemove #youth #basketball

Follow this link to see a full list of Deltona’s parks: Deltona parks Directory

Join the staff of Deltona Parks & Recreation for a Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp over Thanksgiving break at Wes Crile Park. The camp is for boys and girls, ages 6 to 13 and will be from 9 a.m. to noon, daily.
Nov. 25-27, in the Wes Crile Gymnasium, 1537 Norbert Terrace.

Cost is $25 per child, cash or check only accepted at Wes Crile or in the Deltona Parks & Recreation Office at City Hall, 2345 Providence Boulevard. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and an extra shirt. For more information, email
or call (386) 878-8940

Deltona BIZ Fest 2019

Join us on October 30th for Deltona BIZ Fest 2019

On October 30th, 2019 we will be conducting our annual Deltona BIZ Fest. This is an incredible opportunity to market your business and to find resources for your business. Breakfast will be provided and we will be having a special seminar session with the President of Daytona State College, Dr. Tom LeBlasso. Dr. LeBlasso will be sharing business and educational insights as well as new information on the expansion of Daytona State College’s Deltona Campus.

All of the action begins at 7:30am so Rise & Shine ladies and gentlemen! It’s time to get to work. The Deltona BIZ Fest 2019 will be held at The Center at Deltona, Deltona’s new Community Center located at 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Deltona.

This networking and learning opportunity can be very powerful. You’ll have the chance to make new customer leads, contacts and potential partnerships. There is always more to learn. Develop your business skills and stay up to date with current technology and trends.

Attending BIZ Fest 2019 and spending quality time on your business can provide a fresh perspective and inspiration, feel like you belong. The BIZ Fest 2019 not only makes marketing opportunities happen, it’a a great chance to check out your competitors.

So boost your reputation. Make yourself known. Market and tune up your business skills, knowledge and contacts. BIZ Fest 2019 is going to be a huge success and we look forward to seeing you there on October 30th at 7:30am. Located at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. martin Luther King Blvd. in Deltona.

Entrepreneurship & Education

The City of Deltona has a booming economy, one of the fastest growing in the country.

Along with our City’s growth, we see a great increase in Education and Workforce Development. Campuses like Bethune-Cookman University are offering courses to students through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) supports economic development through education with an entrepreneurial approach. With collaboration both internally and externally to reach goals through partnerships. Deltona’s economy is sustainable and thriving. The College of Business and Entrepreneurship prepares students for careers in International Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Management, Management, Marketing, and Accounting.

Here are the goals based on the Official website for the University:
The objectives of The College of Business and Entrepreneurship are to provide the student with the following general business skills and competencies:

    • The ability to think critically.
    • The ability to apply analytical and technical skills in problem solving and research.
    • The ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
    • The ability to communicate effectively.
    • An understanding of legal, ethical and professional practices.
    • An understanding of the global and diverse nature of business.

As an accredited program, the ACBSP states this regarding educational programs:

Accrediting business education programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate Degree levels worldwide since 1988.

ACBSP’s accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

With such high and unified standards, the accredited program is a great way to kickstart your entrepreneurship zeal.

Unified Standards

There are seven standards by which business programs are evaluated before achieving accreditation:

1. Leadership

2. Strategic Planning

3. Student and Stakeholder Focus

4. Student Learning Assessment

5. Faculty Focus

6. Curriculum

7. Business Unit Performance


Interested in accelerating your entrepreneurial career?

This is a great way to start.

Enroll today at:


The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Information from The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center provides a guiding hand as an online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs, organized for each stage of your business.

FLVEC is powered by The Corridor, a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.

The City of Deltona is happy to assist new businesses, assuring their successful location in Deltona. The Office of Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability can assist in your establishing a Deltona business and can answer many questions. Contact Jerry Mayes, the City of Deltona’s “Employee of the Year” and Manager of Economic Development and Eco-Tourism Sustainability for more details on locations and incentives. We provide a wide variety of resources to help you get started.

“Good things are happening in Deltona.”



Talent Investment through Education


If there is one thing Deltona is passionate about, it’s our children. Our city has a fantastic regional Library, located next to a conservation area “Lyonia Wildlife Preserve” Multiple parks and activities dedicated to sports and an active lifestyle. Being dedicated to all 25,000 of our children means that we take education seriously. The Volusia School District has a 97% graduation rate, low discipline issues, and high attendance.








EDEP is offered at 41 Volusia County Elementary Schools. The EDEP offers a safe environment with supervised after-school enrichment activities including, but not limited to, homework monitoring, tutoring, community service projects, arts and crafts, music, drama, outside recreational activities and much more! Currently, almost 3800 students attend Volusia County Schools EDEP. Each program also uses an after school literacy program, KidzLit, to help build students’ comprehension and vocabulary development.


In summary, Deltona believes that talent investment through education is a key component to our successful economic growth.

Career capital, talent pipelining and sustainability.


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