North Florida School of Special Education
In 2004, the North Florida School of Special Education opened its Anderson Smith Campus on Mill Creek Road. As a result of continued growth, the school expanded with the opening of the 32,000 square foot Christy and Lee Smith Lower School Campus in January 2020. The new Lower School Campus includes a gymnasium, cafe, industrial kitchen, auditorium, and additional classroom space.
Berry Good Farms
The North Florida School of Special Education’s campus is also the home of Berry Good Farms. A division of the school, the mission of the urban farm is to educate and employ individuals with intellectual and developmental differences while providing the community with a valuable service through local enterprise, entrepreneurship, and educational opportunities. In operation since 2011, Berry Good Farms features a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as hydroponics and aquaponics, vertical grow poles, a 30×60 greenhouse for herbs, veggie starts and microgreens and an air-conditioned growing shed for wheatgrass.