Green Community Calendar weekend events

Organic personal care seminar, food energy and ethnobotany classes and farmers markets!

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Green Community Calendar weekend events

Organic Living for All – Organic Personal Care Seminar: Thursday, May 24; 7:30 p.m.
Explore organic personal care items by Evan’s Garden at this “Why Bother to Use All-Natural Products?” seminar. Founder Evan Symonds was a hit at her last seminar, so don’t miss this one. She’ll share her story on how refusing to buy store products led to her creating a line of products. Call 727-324-4435 to reserve a seat. Free; 601 Patricia Ave., Dunedin, 727-433-1661,

Pier Aquarium – BAIT Nite: Thursday, May 24; 6 – 9 p.m.
Make some new chums and support a good cause at this BAIT Nite: Chumming for Charity event. Check out the “critter sex talks,” watch local artist Woo paint live, get a free drink, sip beer samples from Cigar City Brewing and listen to live music. Proceeds go to Secrets of Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium and Tampa Bay Watch. Must be 21 or above. $10 in advance, $12 at door; 800 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-803-9799,

Rollin’ Oats – Energetics of Food Class: Thursday, May 24; 6 – 7 p.m.
Get healed and educated about the energy of food at this Heal Thyself with Energetics of Food cooking class. Paul and Cara Reynolds will show you how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and energy heal the body. R.S.V.P. by phone or in person in advance. Free; 2842 Martin Luther King St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-821-6825,

Lettuce Lake Park – Ethnobotany Class: Saturday, May 26; 3 – 5 p.m.
Forget old school and go Free Skool at this ethnobotany (study of relationship between plants and people) class. Learn how to identify Florida’s wild plants and how they relate to past and present society. Be sure to bring water, snacks, bug repellant, and wear closed-toe shoes, because this is not a classroom class. RSVP with Mary Mac at [email protected] Meet at park’s visitor center. 6920 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa,

St. Pete Locally Grown – Summer Vegetable Workshop: Saturday, May 26; 1 – 3 p.m.
If the thought of gardening and the scorching sun makes you sweat, check out this Summer Vegetable Growing workshop. Gardening guru Nathan Levy will teach you how to grow veggies that withstand 90 degree temps, how to handle pests and more. Grab seeds from previous harvests on your way out. $35 or $25 each if you bring a buddy; 5305 20th St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-403-1655, [email protected]

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm: Sunday Market and CSA Open House and Farm Tour: Sunday, May 27; 12 p.m.
Don’t miss the last Sunday Market of the season. Features organic produce harvested fresh from their own farm, as well as organic fruits and veggies from other farms. Enjoy native plants, organic vegetable transplants, and unique products from green vendors and artisans including; fresh baked goods, local honey, organic coffees, veggie burgers and fruit smoothies, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry and organic cotton T-shirts and bags. An open house and farm tour will be led by Sweetwater founder, Rick Martinez, in honor of their CSA program (2 – 3 p.m.). Sweetwater Live Music Series features local and internationally-known musicians, and their popular open mic. Veg and learn with Sweetwater Workshop Series, with workshops by guest presenters on sustainable living skills, organic gardening, holistic healing and more. Shop, have a picnic lunch, meet like-minded individuals, and enjoy the orchard and gardens all while listening to some great live music. Bring your friends, family, and leashed dogs, and support local programs, agriculture and business. 6942 W. Comanche Avenue, Tampa,

Dunedin Green Market: Fridays; 8 a.m.-1p.m.; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy a craft show, in addition to the usual market highlights of fresh, local produced goods such as baked good, ready-to-eat-foods, organic plants and herbs, coffee, honey, seafood and clothing. Dunedin Green Market is located in Pioneer Park at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Dunedin.

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

Safety Harbor Farmers Market- Thursdays (November-May); 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Enjoy organic produce, plants and fresh flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, snacks, plants and fresh flowers and handmade jewelry at Safety Harbor Farmers Market. Located at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park. 401 Main Street, Downtown Safety Harbor, 727-724-1572,

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, handcrafted gifts, plants, flowers, herbs, live music, and more. Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot (1st Avenue S. and 1st Street, St. Petersburg,

Tampa Downtown Market: Fridays (October- May); 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This market is a community of local farmers and producers, who take pride in providing local residents and businesses with quality, nutritious, reasonably-priced food and gourmet products. Tampa Downtown Market is located on the 200 and 300 blocks of Twiggs Street, spanning Franklin Street, in the heart of downtown Tampa. Metered parking is available on nearby streets, and several parking lots and garages are available throughout downtown, including MAAS Lot (across the street from the market), Jackson Street City Lot, Poe Garage and Fort Brooke Garage. Twiggs Street and Franklin Street, Tampa,

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