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Message from Market Manager
The air is changing! Amen… Along with that change, local urban farmers started planting seeds in the past few weeks so that new crops will begin their welcomed entrance within the next four to six weeks, some sooner and some later. Our Market has the best intentions to bring you a full range of all the wonderful fall greens you crave, like spinach, collard greens, kale, mustards, etc. Root vegetables are high on our growing plan as well, including beets, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, daikons, radishes. We’ll have bokchoi and other Asian specialties too. Of course, we’ll have tomatoes and peppers of all kinds. Help us by holding a vision of great abundance from all the gardens of St. Petersburg and envison even more growers coming into our Market for everyone’s benefit!
We have given up on trying to sell soups on the Market, at least for now. The volume of sales was just too low. However, if any of you have opinions on soups for the Market, I would love to hear from you, particularly if you have a vendor to recommend or a favorite soup that you just don’t have time to make!
Look for organic crimson red grapes and bartlett pears on this week’s Market.
We still have four left and you can pay in two installments—upon request when you order—as long as you are paid in full by 10/31/12. Please read product details before you purchase. Thank you!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR
The third season of our FREE Sunday Lecture Series begins on October 7th with a double header of lectures from two of the area’s best permaculturists! One of St. Pete Locally Grown’s most important objectives is helping folks learn how to grow their own food and become self-sustaining. Our two speakers are experts at the big picture, environmentally speaking, and they can explain to us just where urban farming falls within that practice. See details below. The best place to watch for details on the entire Series is at Meetup website of the St. Petersburg Permaculture Guild. Save it as one of your Favorites so you will always have access to the season line-up that runs October through March each year. Make plans now to bring your friends to this wonderful fellowship of “budding” as well as seasoned urban farmers.
JANE’S EARTHWORM CASTINGS
Jane is back on Market with 20 lb. bags for growing your garden seedlings.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS!
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SATURDAY WORKSHOP – Sept. 29, 2012 from 1 pm – 3 pm. “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” with Nathan Levy. Cost is $35 per individual OR pay $25 each when you bring a friend. (price includes copy of “What We’ve Learned”) RSVP is not required
Would you like to produce for yourself as our Growers do for our online Market and feed your own family healthy abundance? Become more independent and self-sustaining as you speed up your learning curve with Nathan Levy’s experience:
- Growing vegetables year round regardless of temperature
- Using free materials for most all of garden needs
- Harvesting weeds and seeds for extra bounty
- Winning the “battle of the bugs”
A great refresher for garden veterans and solid advice for beginners! This 2-hour workshop is jam-packed with information for you to apply in your backyard vegetable patch as you plant, maintain, and harvest from your fall garden. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 QUESTIONS: Call Nathan at 727-403-1655.
SUNDAY WORKSHOP – Sept. 30, 2012 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm.“Easy Beginnings for a Family Garden” with Nathan Levy. Cost is $35 per adult OR pay $25 each as partners. Price includes copy of “What We’ve Learned” There is NO CHARGE for children under 18. Children must be accompanied by adult(s) and adult supervision is required.
Nathan will guide you and your family through steps to get your “kid-friendly” garden started. Successfully producing your own food comes from learning how to handle weeds, dealing with the bugs, watering your seeds, and nourishing the soil. There are jobs for everyone! This class will be held one Sunday a month. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 QUESTIONS: Call Nathan at 727-403-1655
SUNDAY GARDEN LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS – October 7th, 2 PM – 4:30 PM ==> LECTURES ARE FREE
“Applied Permaculture in the Business Community” with Ken Benway @ 2PM
Learn how Ken Benway is using Permaculture ethics and principles to help local retailer Happy Feet Plus achieve a zero waste business model. Ken will share how he is working with this 27-year-old business to develop strategies that reduce waste and also redirect the existing waste stream into valuable resources which directly benefit our local community. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 QUESTIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org. BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net
“Urban Permaculture: Focus on Growing Food” with Bill Bilodeau @ 3:15PM
Permaculture is an ethical and holistic design science. We will be exploring some questions such as: what makes it ethical & holistic and why is that relevant to growing food? what are some of the main ideas of permaculture? how can urban permaculture help me become more efficient in producing food? how can permaculture ideas expand my understanding about what is possible for my property? LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 QUESTIONS:email@example.com. BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net
URBAN YOGA RETREAT: A VACATION FOR YOUR SENSES – EXCLUSIVE OFFER WITH A NOVEMBER 1ST DEADLINE
Our “Hip” St. Pete Locally Grown Members will get a 24% discount on this upcoming Workshop. Join Rubén Vasquez and Missy Feathers for a memorable 5-hour “Urban Yoga Retreat: A Vacation for Your Senses” on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2pm to 7pm. Normal price is $99, but as a St. Pete Locally Grown member you will pay just $75 if you sign up before November 1st! See details and link to sign-up from here. Be sure to use Promo Code: yogasave when you checkout. Space is limited so early sign-up is recommended!
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!