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Best DIY Farming and More: Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Best DIY Farming and More

Families and individuals can plant their own veggies at the friendly and homey farm in West Tampa as part of its Community-Supported Agriculture program. Members pay a seasonal fee, entitling them to a share of the weekly harvest. The farm and environmental education on six acres of suburban property along Sweetwater Creek in Tampa is a haven for learning, eating and fun, too, with its Sunday market, annual Planters Ball and Pesto Festo, and weekly workshops on a variety of topics such as identifying the edible weeds in your garden. Note: We said edible, not smokeable. You can learn everything you need to know to get started on your fall organic garden on Sat., Sept. 22, at from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee is $25. 6942 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa, sweetwater-organic.org.