Green Community Calendar weekend events

Biking, hiking, kayaking, garden workshops and more.

Farmageddon Screening Event: Thursday, August 11, 6-9 p.m.
Join like-minded, food-loving folks who are passionate about where their food comes from at this special screening of Farmageddon — a documentary exposing the battle between big agribusiness and the small family farms who are threatened by misguided bureaucracy and government regulations. The event, hosted by The Roosevelt 2.0, will welcome local farmers with their organic wares in tow, as well as people involved in the food growers movement and even the film's producer Kristin Canty — all of whom will speak before and after the screening. Food will also be provided by three local organic restaurants. For more information about the film, visit: (Screening starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.) Admission: $10, $6 for students and those on fixed incomes. 1812 N. 15th St., Tampa,

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;

Soil-Preparation Workshop: Friday, August 12, 11-12 p.m.
Learn how to prepare your garden soil for the many summer crops that you can grow at this abridged soil prep workshop. Call 727-433-1661 to confirm or email: [email protected] Free. Organic Living: 1612 Gentry Street, Clearwater,

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.

North Suncoast Trail Bike Hike with Suncoast Sierra Club: Saturday, August 13, 8 a.m.
Take a scenic, 15-mile ride along the Suncoast Bike Trail to State Road 50. The trail is laden with natural scenery and a park. The trip can take anywhere from 3-6 hours round trip depending on the speed of the riders, with the option to hike through the shaded trails of Crews Lake following the hike. Meet at Crews Lake Park in Shady Hills off of Shady Hills Road. For more information or to RSVP please contact Bonnie Aylor at [email protected] or by phone at 727-277-2656. Free,

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.

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

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (through August 27)
Featuring locally grown fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, plants, flowers, herbs, handcrafted gifts, live music, and so much more under the shade trees in Williams Park. 1st Ave N between 3rd and 4th Streets, St. Pete,

Paddling the Homosassa River with the Tampa Bay Sierra Club: Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m.
Paddle out to Homosassa Springs State Park, taking in the sights of Monkey Island, dine at one of the riverside restaurants and and learn about manatee and the state rules to protect them. Call Riversport Kayaks at (352) 621-4972 or (877) 660-0929 to reserve your kayak and confirm current rental prices. After you have rented your kayak please email or call Gail Parsons to confirm that you are coming (813-928-1412; [email protected]). Single kayaks rent for $30 for 5 hours, tandem kayaks rent for $40 for 5 hours. Bring drinks, snacks and don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses. Meet at 9 a.m. at Riversport Kayaks behind Riverside Resort: 5297 South Cherokee Way, Homosassa. Free,

Organic Garden Tours: Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Organic Living, Inc. invites you to tour the organic gardens of Jai and Mike Hambly. Come see this unique edible landscaping and find out how you can grow healthy and delicious food in your own back yard. Relax by the water garden and admire the beautiful flowers. Free; 1612 Gentry St, Clearwater, 727-433-1661,

Ybor Saturday Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (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: Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.
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, 727-453-6500.

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve: Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.

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, 727-453-6800

'Health Starts Here' Tasting at Whole Foods: Saturday, August 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Curtis Whitwam, Healthy Eating Specialist, will be sampling delicious recipes that follow the four pillars of the Health Starts Here program: nutrient-dense, healthy fats, and plant strong whole foods. No registration necessary. Free; 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435,

Corey Ave. Sunday Market: Sundays, 10 a.m.- 2p.m.
Visit Corey Avenue's European-style, open-air market with local vendors offering produce, plants and flowers, prepared foods, arts and crafts and more. Plus, live music and free parking! Free; Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach,

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