Important election for two seats on the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council March 9th!


COVID-19 Update

Sunsport is open to guests.
Sunsport Gardens continues to comply with Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Palm Beach County requirements for safety during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Indoors: masks, except when actively eating, and six feet distancing are required.
Outdoors:masks or six feet distancing are required. Six feet distancing applies to everyone except same household members.
The sauna is a small enclosed space. For safety reasons, the Sunsport Board has decided that sauna use will be limited to one person at a time with a mask for the duration of the pandemic.
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Remember staying six feet away from other people and wear a mask when applicable.

    Check out our website!
    Get the latest on our commitment to Naturism, Permaculture, Health, Nutrition, Spirituality and Community.


    Brand new cabin is ready to rent & enjoy.
    To see pictures and descriptions of all our rentals and a map of locations.....go here.
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    The Orchid Cabin

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    The Midwinter Naturist Festival was a great success

    Attendance was a little down due to the pandemic but was greater than expected. There were over 200 activities. All 6 days had beautiful warm weather. People respected the safety of the community with masks and social distancing. At the Closing Friendship Circle, people said they were particularly impressed with the beautiful grounds and the food in the restaurant.

    Many thanks to the workshop leaders, the Sunsport volunteers, and the Sunsport staff who worked long hours to produce a smooth running and stimulating Festival.

    Contributions from the Festival registration fee will go to the Naturist Society Foundation, South Florida Free Beaches (Haulover Beach), and Treasure Coast Naturists (Blind Creek Beach).

    As always, the Festival was six days of fun, growth, and community.

    Community Happenings

    The Eighth Annual Coed Volleyball Tournament near the end of February was lots of fun. It is unique in that players are a member of a different team for each game. Suzann Mann and Darrell Steen were crowned queen and king for totaling the most points in the games in which they played.

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    Movie Night

    Saturday movie nights replacing dances remains very popular. Movies begin at 8:30 pm in the pavilion. The movies are now shown on a new large television screen .
    Popcorn is provided,

    Daily Events

    Ongoing activities include daily afternoon Pétanque at 2, Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, morning pickleball.

    Monthly Drum Circle

    The March 5th First Friday Community Drum Circle is ON!
    The drumming leaders will remind people to wear masks and social distance 6 feet apart. We are reinstituting the Drum Circles due to confidence that drummers and dancers will respect their own safety and the safety of others.

    Some invasive domesticated ducks have flown into Sunsport's ponds. They breed quickly, multiplying the ducks on the grounds. They leave droppings all over on roadways and people's decks. Please do not feed them; feeding them encourages their stay.



    An election for two seats on the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council will take place on March 9th.

    It is very important for all Loxahatchee Grove voters to participate since the results will have a great impact on nature of the Town and Sunsport's surroundings.
    Two candidates, Dave DeMarois and Marianne Miles, favor paving the roads and commercial development on Okeechobee Boulevard.
    The two incumbents, Phillis Maniglia and Lisa El-Ramey, want to maintain the rural character of the Town including narrow roads, limited commercial traffic, and large tracts of land. To prevent widening Okeechobee Boulevard and to enhance the Town's ambiance, they favor creating an equestrian, bicycle, and foot path on the south side of Okeechobee and roundabouts to keep traffic moving slowly.
    All candidates want to improve the quality of the roads, but have different visions of the town's future. Since there are usually fewer than 500 voters in town, each vote has more impact than in elections with many voters. A recent election was won by only four votes.
    In case you have not already mailed an absentee ballot, voting takes place at the Presbyterian Church on Okeechobee March 9th.
    For More Details Go Here.

    Sunsport Tee Shirts.......

    We now have a variety of Sunsport Gardens T-shirts available.

    The shirts have attractive designs by Christopher Vuk.

    Purchase them at the office or online on our website (coming soon)

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    the Naturally Nude Cafe.......whats cookin.....

    Sunsport grown Vegetables!

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    The restaurant will reopen for lunches during season when attendance warrants.
    Sunsport's restaurant, the Naturally Nude Cafe, is seeking a part time cook and server. If interested, you can get an application form in the office.
    Sunsport's restaurant, the Naturally Nude Cafe, is now serving with limited seating space in addition to its take out and delivery service.

    Call 561-485-5554 to place an order.

    Now people from outside Sunsport can order delicious and healthful food from the Naturally Nude Cafe through Uber-Eats. That should help people in the community become more aware of Sunsport.
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    Dogs at Sunsport

    A reminder, Sunsport has a policy for the comfort and safety of the community:

    " No dogs of the following breeds or mixes thereof will be admitted to Sunsport: Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Presa Canarios, Chows Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, Wolf-hybrids, Mastiffs, Cane Corsos, Great Danes, Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies. This does not apply to dogs currently at Sunsport."


    Please help recycle. Place clean paper and cardboard in the yellow bins and cans, plastics (except bags, styrofoam, and utensils), and bottles in the blue bins. Leave word in the office if you need yellow and blue totes or small bins which can be placed roadside near your site for pick-up. Most important, place large items such as platforms and furniture near, but not in, the dumpster. Place only bagged garbage in the dumpster.

    To help Sunsport and the environment, *please deposit aluminum cans in a special bin with a round hole in the top in the main recycling area.
    • The yellow containers are for paper and flattened cardboard
    • The blue containers are for aluminum cans*, glass, juice boxes, and plastics except styrofoam, bags, and utensils.
    • Deposit other trash in the large grey or black trash bins with tops.
    Please secure all trash cans tightly since raccoons are skilled at opening containers and making large messes. Thanks.



    ArtBox Gallery

    Some Poetry hanging in the ArtBox


    Full Bloom Music Medley April 9-11


    The next weekend for young adults will be the Full Bloom Music Medley April 9-11. Save the dates. Coordinator Karl Harris promises another great event.

    At the end of January, Sunsport had 299 annual full time members. That is a record number. Word about wonderful Sunsport Gardens is spreading. People visit and don't want to leave.

    This March, all sites at Sunsport are full; interesting activities are scheduled daily or people can relax by the pool or explore the nature trail. I am looking forward to a month with much fun in a great community.

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    Birds & Drums

    Watch the video here


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    Permaculture Sunsport News

    Project Update:

    The Buddha head has arrived from its long journey from Bali.
    Stay tuned, it should be settling into its new how in the coming weeks.

    Please make a small donation to help us to keep creating these magical additions to the Sunsport experiance.
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    Where is it?
    see it here.
    Some of our finished projects:
    Dragon Fly Marsh
    The Labyrinth
    Lotus Pond
    Rainbow Eucalyptus Grove
    Black Bamboo Grove

    Our Current Projects:
    Buddha Head from Bali
    Gem Stone Picnic Table
    Future Projects:
    Red Jaboticaba Grove
    Bamboo Forest Walk
    To follow our progress go here.
    To donate to our projects go here:
    Hand Cast from volcanic stone by village craftsman in Bali.
    Foundation for Buddha Head and the reflection pool it will sit in.
    It will be surrounded by Buddha Belly Bamboo and Sacred Tulsi Basil.
    Hey What is Permaculture?

    Geoff Farmer:
    Permaculture is a philosophy of design for creating a sustainable human culture. That is, it's a way of thinking about how we set up the support systems around us: shelter, food, water, energy, society and business. Well designed permaculture systems allow us to live as a beneficial part of the ecosystems around us.

    Join our FaceBook page for more details and meetings of the Sunsport Permaculture & Community Garden Group .

    Art & Naturism.......naturist spirited art

    The feminist history of women artists taking nudes in nature

    From Francesca Woodman, to Carolee Schneemann and Judy Chicago, Mother Nature was a powerful force for liberation

    “Creek”, 1974Photography Ana Mendieta

    Sandro Botticelli, Pablo Picasso, and Lucien Freud have two things in common: they hold some of the world best recognised female nudes, yet they are all men. Existing across time and space, the way their nudes, like Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” (1464), have been famed in art history shows how women were stripped of their own natural state so men could excel in the art world.
    “Untitled: Silueta Series, Mexico, From Works in Mexico”, 1973-1977Photography Ana Mendieta
    Constantly at battle with a society who would rather objectify the female nude than let women dictate their own representation, women began to resist artistically in many ways. Take the activist-artist group, Guerrilla Girls, for example, who launched a poster campaign in 1984 aimed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?”, reads one of its most well-known posters, which targets the amount of male-produced female nudes that were in the space, as well as the museum’s role in propelling art’s gender disparity. Outside of poster art, many female artists took to staged protests and performance art within global cities to reclaim the female nude.
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    “Smoke Goddess/Woman with Orange Flares”, 1972Photography Judy Chicago,
    “For many pioneering feminist artists, the natural landscape was an obvious place to make work that resisted conventional patriarchal strategies of representation” – Ann Wolfe
    “Gounded #111”, 2006Photography Laura Aguilar
    Drum Circle

    This months Friday evening,
    March 5th monthly Community Drum Circle is ON!!!

    Please Support These Important Organizations

    Fighting for Our Freedoms

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    The Naturist Society Foundation

    Vision: Creating a clothing-optional world where your body does not define who you are.Mission: Promoting a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, education, and community outreach.Values: Naturism, Understanding, Diversity, Education
    The Naturist Action Committee is the political adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation. NAC exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America, and supports the responsible recreational nude use of public lands.

    The Naturist Education Foundation is the nonprofit informational and educational adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation and is dedicated to improving the awareness of naturism and body acceptance among both naturists and non-naturists, including business leaders, legislators, and the college community. NEF seeks to achieve an understanding and acceptance of naturists and their activities throughout North America.
    NAC and NEF are 501(c) nonprofit corporations.
    American Association for Nude Recreation
    Our Mission: Simply put, we exist “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”
    The American Association for Nude Recreation is the largest, most long-established organization of its kind in North America. With roots dating to 1931, we have grown from our humble beginnings to an organization that has served 213,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. These members enjoy their own backyards and pools with family and friends, as well as over 180 nudist resorts and affiliates.
    the Federation of Canadian Naturists
    The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) is Canada’s national nudist organization. Along with the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN), the FCN represents and promotes the naturist lifestyle as wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable.

    Our Mission Statement

    The Federation of Canadian Naturists is a member-supported, not for profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding, acceptance and appreciation of naturism as a way of life throughout Canada.
    Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) Foundation Institute aims at establishing amicable and mutually beneficial working partnerships with government, business, naturist beach advocacy groups and the public to design, establish and manage designated clothing-optional or naturist areas at public beaches.
    B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, former Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department Programming Partner for Haulover Beach and an adjunct of South Florida Free Beaches (SFFB), founders of Haulover Beach’s naturist section in 1991.
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