Want to learn more about fruit and veggies that you can grow at home this summer?
Have questions about what grows in our Tampa Bay area and when to plant?
Then come learn what you can grow & how!
YES, delicious food can be grown year round here in Central Florida!
This class will cover a list of tasty and easy to grow food crops, best practices & growing tips, as well as end of summer garden bed prep.
Be sure to bring a pen and notepad!
*Seedlings & Seeds will also be available for purchase** so you can leave fully prepared to Grow Your Own this Summer!
** On the fence?**
This class is for you if any of these issues matter to you:
-Growing your own food
-Rising food costs and/or food “shortages”
-Wanting healthier food
-Wanting better tasting fresh food (hello my fellow foodies?)
-Supporting local food & economic systems
-Stewardship of the environment
Taught by local edible gardening expert, Desiree’ Sims of Peas & Love Edible Gardening.
This informative will class will be presented in an easy to understand format; Great for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
General Admission $30
Senior/Low Income $15 (limited tickets)
Although our base price for this course is $30, Sweetwater is a nonprofit that puts on educational programs for elementary schools in the neighborhood and teaches them about food systems and basically where their food comes from. We also host community volunteer days and a farmer’s market every Sunday from November through May. You can donate to Sweetwater in addition to your course fee if you’d like to help us continue our programs. And if you want to get your hands dirty in our gardens you can contribute your time by volunteering Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings from 9-12.
Peas & Love Edible Gardening Co. is a St. Pete based service company that helps Tampa Bay to grow its own food.
It provides an array of unique services:
Consultations (in person or virtual)
Raised garden bed construction
Garden arbor construction
Fruit tree planting
Garden Design & Planning
Hands on garden help
Specialty gardens (IE herb gardens, tea gardens)
Classes & Workshops
After school garden classes