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.

Soil-Preparation Workshop- Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The final hands-on, three-hour, Soil-Preparation Workshop this season. Because the summer tends to be too hot to do this workshop outside, we wait until it gets cooler to start up again. However, if you wanted to do this workshop and learn how to prepare your garden soil for the many summer crops that you can grow, you should plan on attending this one. Call 727-433-1661 to confirm or email us at [email protected]. Free. Organic Living: 1612 Gentry Street, Clearwater.

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.

Land O’Lakes Saturday Market- Every Saturday; 9 am-2 pm (through May). The Land O’Lakes Saturday Market is a weekly community event with live music. Land O’ Lakes Saturday Market donates profits to the Heritage Park Foundation and the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. We are located at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, on the west side of US 41 — Land O’ Lakes Blvd., three miles north of SR 54 (across from the Land O’ Lakes Post Office).

Odessa Open Market- Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. Odessa organic farmers market hosting an open market with over 20 vendors live acoustic music local beer vendor. Market is located a quarter mile north of south mobley road at the southend of Village Shopping Center. Free. Village Shopping Center: 8701 Gunn Hwy, Odessa.

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.

Fresh Market at Wiregrass Mall- every first and third Saturday (year-round); 10 am-3 pm. A short distance from the city's hub, The Shops at Wiregrass, a main-street style, pedestrian-friendly, outdoor lifestyle village hosts an open-air Fresh Market located on Paseo Drive and features 50+ Vendors selling only fresh, local, homemade, handcrafted and eco-friendly products. 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel.

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;

Intro to Permaculture Class- Saturday, May 7, 1-3 p.m. Permaculture is a method of organic gardening that encourages working with the local environment to create a truly sustainable garden. By implementing biosystems, permaculture gardens provide for their own needs and recycle their own waste. Planting species work with the surrounding ecosystem to produce high yields and help neighboring plants thrive — without the use of chemical fertilizers since the soil will nourish itself. Permaculturist Robert Segundo will teach sustainable practices and their implementation in the Florida landscape, with a focus on Florida micro-climates and the challenges of growing in Pinellas County. Course fee is $35 per person or $100 for a four-course series, couple fee is $60 or $165 for the four-course series and students pay just $20 per course or $75 for four-part series. A portion of the proceeds benefit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For further information or a class schedule, visit or 727-793-5766. $35 per person course/$100 for 4-part series; Students $20 per course/$75 for 4-part series; Couples $60 per course/$165 for 4-part series. Boyd Hill Nature Park: 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Pete.

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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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;

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.

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