Sweetwater Workshop Series: Organic 101 with Rick Martinez

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As Sweetwater Organic Community Farm gears up to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are more committed than ever to teach others how to grow organically in their own backyard. If you missed our maxed out workshop on fall gardening last September, then join us on Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for our most popular annual workshop, Organic Gardening 101. Founder and Executive Director of Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Rick Martinez, will host this workshop. Rick has been an organic farmer in the Tampa Bay Area for more than 25 years and helped to create the original organic regulations that govern the industry to this day.

In this three-hour workshop you’ll learn exactly what organic means and how to do your own organic gardening at home. Rick will cover soil health, composting techniques, seed selection and preparation, organic pest control methods, irrigation and much more! Whether you have a large plot or prefer container gardening, you’ll benefit from Rick’s extensive knowledge and experience.

Bring your own 5 gallon container (or smaller) and take away compost to get your own garden started! There is a suggested minimum donation of $35-45, cash or check only. Must RSVP to Elizabeth Murray, Event Coordinator: events@sweetwater-organic.org or call


Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
6942 W. Comanche AVE
Tampa, FL 33634
United States

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Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
(813) 877-4066
4202 East Fowler Avenue, TVB100, Tampa, FL 33620-6902 • © 2009 WUSF. All rights reserved.

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