Green Community Calendar weekend events

Winthrop Town Center Farmers Market- Every Saturday; 8 am. 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.

Green STEM Electrathon EV Go Kart Race and Festival- Saturday, May 21, 9 am-3 pm.
This weekend, the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa will play host to the Green STEM Electrathon Festival, with races that feature the single passenger EVs designed, built and driven by local youths. There will be also eco-friendly vendors, companies and schools showcasing their green products and programs at the event. Best of all, this event is free! Show these bright students some support for all of their hard work and get the chance to see some seriously cool race cars. And unlike any other auto racing event you'd attend, this one won't leave you choking on gas fumes. Florida State Fairgrounds: 4800 North US Highway 301, Tampa.


Dunedin Green Market- Saturdays: 9 am-2 pm, Saturdays: 9 am-2 pm (through July). Featuring fresh, local produced goods such as baked good, ready-to-eat-foods, organic plants and herbs, coffee, honey, seafood, clothing, and so much more. The Dunedin Green Market is located in Pioneer Park at the cross streets of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Dunedin.


St. Pete Saturday Morning Market- Every Saturday (October-May); 9 am-2 pm. 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.


Ybor Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-3 pm (year-round). You’ll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, orchids, herbs and plants, pet treats, honey, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and so much more. Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor.


Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Reserve your space by 2 pm on the Friday prior to the tour of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve- 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702. (727) 453-6500.

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am
. Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Join us for this 0.75 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the hike. Admission: Free. All ages welcome — children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.


Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm Market- Saturdays 10 am-4 pm. 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


Garden Irrigation Workshop- Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Find out how to set up an irrigation system inexpensively and easily for your garden. Ask the Master Gardener and our Irrigation Expert questions you might have. RSVP to [email protected], 727-433-1661 or by signing up at www.organiclivingforall.com/workshops.php. Free. 1612 Gentry St., Clearwater.


Companion Planting and Natural Pest Control Workshop- Saturday, May 21, 1-3 p.m. Overcome challenges of organic gardening in Florida. Join Certified Permaculturist, Robert Segundo at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for unique, two-hour course on successful planting and natural pest control. Attendees will receive expert guidance on companion plants that will attract pollinators and to deter harmful bugs. Utilizing natural methods to handle unwanted bugs without the use of chemical pesticides. Course fee is $35 per person, student fee $20 per course, $60 per couple. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766. $35 per person; Students $20; Couples $60. 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Pete.


Sweetwater Workshop Series: Homebrewing with Roberto Saenz- Saturday, May 21, 5-7 p.m. Sweetwater’s Farm Manager, long-time beer enthusiast and homebrewer, Roberto Saenz will host this workshop. In this special Saturday evening workshop, Roberto will talk about beer history, beer styles, brewing methods and home brewing equipment. You’ll also learn how to set up a kegerator at home. Roberto will provide samples of several different styles of homebrew including some of his own herbal beers. This is Sweetwater's last workshop of the season and a popular one, so RSVP soon to reserve your space! There is a suggested donation of $10 to $20 for this workshop. Cash only please. You must be 21 or older to sample the beers. Please contact Jenny Anderson with any questions or to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling (813) 887-4066. 6932 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa.


Corey Avenue Sunday Market- Every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. Bigger and better for 2010! The Corey Sunday Market will boast 2 produce vendors, local arts and crafts, live music, foods and fun! Located between Blind Pass Rd and Boca Ciega Drive, Corey Ave will be blocked off for a safe shopping day at the market. Corey merchants and restaurants will be open for business as well, lending a fabulous addition to your normal market venues. From antiques to boutiques, dog stores and more, the Corey Sunday Market is the one to visit every Sunday during the fall and winter seasons. Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd in downtown St Pete Beach. Always free parking. All within walking distance. 727-498-8778.

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Looking for something green-related to do this weekend? Look no further than our own Green Community Calendar.

Tampa Downtown Market- Fridays (through May); 10 am-2 pm. 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. With a strong focus on sustainability, the Tampa Downtown Market intends to provide a vehicle to educate the community on the importance of good health as we create more business opportunities and residential benefits. Located in Lykes Gaslight Square- Tampa St. & Kennedy Blvd., Downtown Tampa.

Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm Market- Fridays 10 am-6 pm. 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

World Cafe Discussions- Every Friday; 7:30-9:30 pm. 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. www.theworldcafe.com.

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