Were Tampa a desert,
rising in the distant shimmer
of the sun-baked sand, there
would be a beet-shaped oasis,
but no illusion! O sweetwater!
Your lettuce is always crisp
and delicious! We put our heads
together, we never get tired!
The sky over our farm,
when the sun sets,
is always red-lettuce red!
How our community has developed
in our undevelopment!
Sweetwater rises like fresh dough
from organic lands,
we are vegetation, endeavoring
ever-glorious in our mission!
Compliments of the Miami Poetry Collective
Our mission is to build community through education, food accessibility, and by being a model of appropriate land stewardship and sustainable agriculture techniques.
We will provide an educational experience centered around a sustainable farming model which is healthy for the individual and the environment. We will ensure food accessibility through programs focused on putting the best healthy food possible into the hands of the community and those most in need. We will encourage a continuation of organic farming methods through training and providing the tools necessary for farm apprentices to move forward in their own pursuit of responsible land stewardship.
Through organic farming, local agriculture and community programs, Sweetwater protects our food, environment and community. Organic farming emphasizes the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for the future. Local agriculture assures a food system that is safe, affordable and accessible by providing vegetables and herbs at their peak of flavor and nutritional value. Community programs help build the relationships, trust and interdependence needed for strong communities.