Green Community Calendar weekend events

Sustainable Buzz, Buy Local Bazaar, Pasco EcoFest and more!

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Green Community Calendar weekend events

Sustany Foundation's 4th Annual Sustainable Buzz: Thursday, November 17, 6-9 p.m.
Partnering with The Straz Center, this event will feature a look "through the lens" at the cultural climate of Tampa Bay with works by local artists and photographers. In addition to the artsy side of this shindig, there will be plenty of sustainably sourced eats and drinks: locally made organic wines and craft beers to sample, as well as food made with locally grown, organic ingredients. Proceeds to benefit The Sustany Foundation which supports sustainable practices in the Tampa Bay region. Purchase tickets online here. $25, $40 per couple; at the door: $30, $50 per couple, 6-9 p.m. Straz Performing Arts Center: 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, sustany.org

Dunedin Green Market: Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 11 through April
This popular market in Pioneer Park was in such high demand that it's been extended to two days every week with different vendors each day (listed on their website). You'll find an array of fresh local produce, plants, organic and eco-friendly items, and a ton of gourmet foods and drinks in the heart of Downtown Dunedin. Come hungry! Douglas Ave. and Main St., downtown Dunedin, dunedingov.com

Tampa Downtown Market: Fridays (through May 27), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The vision of the Tampa Downtown Market is to provide local residents and businesses of the community with the freshest, highest quality, most nutritious, and most reasonably priced food and gourmet products. This year the Tampa Downtown Market will be located on the 200 and 300 Blocks of Twiggs Street, spanning Franklin Street, in the heart of downtown Tampa. Parking is available at several locations throughout downtown including the Maas Bros. parking block, which is accessible directly across the street from the Market. tampadowntownmarket.com

Introduction to Permaculture: Friday, November 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn about Permaculture (Permanent Culture or Permanent Agriculture) — design method that utilizes ecology to plan and design human habitats that are regenerative and sustainable — and how to use permaculture to design our own homes to be more sustainable. Free, donations are welcome. Green Dreams: 14510 Black Lake Road, Odessa, 727-439-6700, greendreamsfl.com

Pasco EcoFest: Friday-Sunday, November 18-20
Enjoy guided nature hikes and kayaking, biking, birding, eco-cruises and educational programs this weekend all over West Pasco. More than 70 activities will be offered throughout the weekend, from free to nominal charges, including a two-day Geocache Challenge, nature and wildlife art show Saturday evening bonfires, a drum circle and star-gazing. Visit pascoecofest.com for more information. 727-375-8936, pascoecofest.com

Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm Market: Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Get fresh, organically grown hydroponic veggies straight from this CSA farm in Carrollwood. Open to the public. Arrive early for best selection! 5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, 813-293-3276; urbanoasisfarm.com

Organic Vegetable Garden: Friday, November 18, 2-5 p.m.
In this fact filled class you will learn about pH, minerals, natural fertilizers, and companion planting for pest control, seasons & placement. This class will cover it all to allow you to create an abundant backyard vegetable garden. Free, donations are welcome. Green Dreams: 14510 Black Lake Road, Odessa, 727-439-6700, greendreamsfl.com

World Cafe Discussions: Fridays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter. RSVP to Pat at 727.421.2746 or [email protected] Starbucks Cafe- 4th St N and 89th Ave N, St. Pete. theworldcafe.com

Winthrop Town Center Farmers Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m.

Complete with more handcrafted goods, fresh fruits, veggies, and boiled peanuts than you can shake a stick at. 1109 Winthrop Market St., Riverview, 813-601-3129

Brooksville Saturday Market: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
An array of vendors offering food, goods, plants, organics and more at this weekly event. 20 N. Main St., Brooksville, 352-428-9275

Dunedin Green Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 29 through July
This popular market in Pioneer Park was in such high demand that it's been extended to two days every week with different vendors each day (listed on their website). You'll find an array of fresh local produce, plants, organic and eco-friendly items, and a ton of gourmet foods and drinks in the heart of Downtown Dunedin. Come hungry! Douglas Ave. and Main St., downtown Dunedin, dunedingov.com

Safety Harbor Saturday Summer Farmer's Market: third Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (through Sep. 17)
Fresh produce, flowers, plants, seafood and other vendors fill John Wilson Park every 3rd Saturday from June through September. 4th Avenue and Main St., Safety Harbor, 727-724-1555, cityofsafetyharbor.com

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday (October-May); 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featuring locally grown fresh produce, prepared foods, tempting baked goods, plants, flowers, herbs, handcrafted gifts, live music, and more! Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot: 1st Ave. S and 1st St. S., St. Pete, saturdaymorningmarket.com

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