Green Community Calendar weekend events: Eco films, intro to permaculture class, markets and more!

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[image-1]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.


Tarpon Springs Green Sidewalk Sales and Benefit- Saturday, June 12; 10am-6pm. The Sponge Docks Merchants Association are hosting this sidewalk sale to benefit Make Mine Bluegreen, a non-profit organization who performs regular beach cleanups and is working alongside the Gulf Coast Seabird Sanctuary to organize an oil spill response. Merchants will be showcasing products manufactured using environmentally responsible practices. There will be live music, great deals and drawings all day. For more info: [email protected]; 727-942-4290. www.spongedocks.net


Saturday Grill at Whole Foods- every Saturday in June; 11 am-3 pm. Summer's On! Please join us every Saturday in June for our "Saturday Grill". Our chefs will feature grilled chicken, grilled burgers (cow, buffalo, and fish), bratwurst, veggie burgers, hot dogs and more along with sides and drinks. We will offer a different menu each weekend with special pricing. So stop by at the store entrance and fill up! Whole Foods Market Tampa- 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy.


Intro to Permaculture Class- Saturday, June 12; 12-2 pm. Permaculture, a method of organic gardening, encourages working with the local environment to create sustainable living by implementing sustainable biosystems that provide for their own needs and recycle their own waste. This means planting species that work with the surrounding ecosystem to produce high yields and help neighboring plants thrive – all without the use of chemical fertilizers since the soil will nourish itself. Permaculturist Robert Segundo will teach sustainable practices and their implementations 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, Student fee $20 per course or $75 for four-part series. For further information or a class schedule, visit www.FireofHope.org or 727-793-5766. Twigs n Leaves Nursery- 1013 Dr. Martin Luther King St. South in St. Petersburg.


Code Green Film and Discussion Series- Saturday, June 12; 1 pm. See a film that builds community awareness of environmental issues– The Garden (www.thegardenmovie.com). For more details about these films and discussions, visit www.codegreencommunity.org. 5939 Main Street, Downtown New Port Richey.


Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Fest- Saturday, June 11; 7-9 pm. The Pinellas Chapter is teaming with the Suncoast Sierra Club to bring the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival to Pinellas County this summer. The Festival is the biggest environmental film festival in the U.S. and some of the best films are sent "on tour" across the country. The mission of the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival is to inspire people and unite communities to heal the earth. Come expand your mind and learn more about improving your local environment and beyond. See show schedule and purchase tickets here. St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus: University Partnership Center- 9200 113th Street, Seminole.


Corey Avenue Summer Sidewalk Market-  Every Sunday; 10 am-2 pm. Local vendors will set up their wares on the sidewalks of Corey Avenue lending more convenient free parking for all, as well as covered walkways while strolling and shopping on Sunday mornings. Corey merchants will also be open during market hours adding a pleasant shopping  & dining experience to your normal street markets and fairs. There will be hand-crafted jewelry & gifts, foods & spices, aromatic soaps, healthy chocolate, local Florida photography, chair massage & more!  The Summer Sidewalk Market will run every Sunday during June and possibly into July (weather permitting). Just off Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach. 727-498-8778; www.coreyave.com

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

World Cafe Discussion- 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.

Dunedin Green Market- Every Saturday (May-July 17); 7:30 am- 12:30 pm. 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.

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.

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