Teacher Open House and Orientation

The Open House is open to any educators or parents that wish to learn more about our Field Trip program and how it benefits children to learn where their food comes from? The open house is on September 21, from 10:00-11:30am. Our Lead Educator, Chris Hawthorne, will take teachers and parents on an hour-long field trip tour of our organic farm and educational facility followed by a half hour Q&A session.

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm was established in 1995 as a nonprofit community-supported urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, Florida. We are located on 6 acres of suburban property along the Sweetwater Creek in Tampa in the Town n Country neighborhood, in Hillsborough County, Florida. We operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, farmer's market, workshops, seasonal evens, and volunteer opportunities.

Our field trip program is open to the general public and appropriate for audiences of all ages. We provide hands-on, interactive field trip programs about local and organic agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition for visitors of all ages from public and private schools, youth groups, and other area organizations. Attendees get to participate in all the major steps of farming, including taking home a potted plant and harvesting a fresh, organic salad for lunch.

The Open House is open to all Teachers from Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County Public School, Private School, and Home Schools. Parents, Scout Troops and other organizations are also welcome!

Organic juice, coffee and water will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes. Contact our Program Coordinator, Kaitlin Hennessy with questions and to RSVP. Call 813-887-4066 or email outreach@sweetwater-organic.org


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

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Kaitlin Hennessy
4202 East Fowler Avenue, TVB100, Tampa, FL 33620-6902 • © 2009 WUSF. All rights reserved.

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