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Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

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Learning about the greenhouse

Sweetwater is looking for 6-8 "Field Trip Guides." Field Trip Guides will learn to lead 2.5 hour field trips with groups of school-aged children. Topics will include composting, seeding, greenhouse growing, water treatment, pest control, planting and harvesting. Sweetwater will provide hands-on farming and field trip program training.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a connection between the ecological, social and economical importance of sustainable agriculture. Guides must be available on at least two of the following days every week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. (Field trips normally run from 10-12:30 but are occasionally pushed later in the day.) This volunteer position includes a share of organic vegetables for every two trips lead.

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About Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Location:

6942 W COMANCHE AVE, TAMPA, FL 33634, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an experience that educates our community. Our farm serves as a model of sustainable, organic agriculture & appropriate land stewardship. We will provide opportunities to participate in responsible environmental leadership, growing organic food, & fostering a sense of community, while working together & enjoying nature.

Description

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’s Town 'n’ Country neighborhood, in Hillsborough County, Florida.

We operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, Sweetwater Sunday Farmers’ Market and Music Series open to the public, educational field trip programs for visiting groups, farm tours, workshops, outdoor movies, seasonal events, volunteer opportunities and more!

Through our hands-on programs, visitors of all ages discover the wonders of nature, explore ecological interconnections, practice appropriate land stewardship and master sustainable agriculture techniques. Our farm provides the freshest possible organic vegetables and herbs for hundreds of Tampa Bay residents each year.

At Sweetwater, community members come together to grow and enjoy fresh organic food, acquire sustainable living skills, support local agriculture, enjoy nature, make new friends and be a part of the community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6942 W. Comanche Ave.Tampa, FL 33634

(27.99861,-82.56011)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours per week

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