Get out and go green at one (or more) of these great events around Tampa Bay in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day:
Safety Harbor Farmers' Market- Every Thursday (through May); 8 am-1:30 pm. Fresh and organic produce, plants and fresh flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, handmade jewelry, light snacks. Located at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park- 401 Main Street, Downtown Safety Harbor.
Whole Foods Market Tampas 5% day, benefiting Sweetwater Organic Community Farm- Thursday, April 22. 9 am-9 pm. Whole Foods Market, the worlds largest natural grocer, will donate 5% of the Tampa stores net sales from Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, to Sweetwater Organic Community Farm. Shoppers can participate by shopping at the store from 9am to 9pm. Sweetwater Farm is an urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, whose mission is to provide an experience that educates the community. Sweetwater serves as a model of sustainable, organic agriculture and appropriate land stewardship, providing an opportunity to participate in responsible environmental leadership, grow organic food, and foster a sense of community. 1548 North Dale Mabry Road, Tampa.
Largo Harvest Marketplace- Thursdays (through April 22); 9 am-2 pm. Outdoor shopping for specialty foods, green creations by local crafters, live music and, of course, fresh eats and fall flavors. Ulmer Park, 301 W. Bay Dr., Largo.
Seagrass Awareness Event- Thursday, April 22; 10 am. Tampa Bay Watch and Pinellas County will host an event on Earth Day at Fort De Soto Park to introduce new speed zone signs that are being placed at local boat ramps and marinas. Karen Williams Seel, Chair of the Pinellas County Commission, Peter Clark, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Watch and Pam Leasure, Pinellas County Environmental Program Manager will speak at the event to discuss how the signs create awareness for seagrass and manatee protection and safe boating. Visit tampabaywatch.org for more details! Fort De Soto Park boat ramp- 3600 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde.