Access to healthy, affordable food is vital for a sustainable community. A strong local food system improves health, promotes equity, and strengthens our economy. The Office of Sustainability & Resiliency works with the Healthy St. Pete Initiative team and urban agriculture stakeholders to collaborate on community wide access to food & nutrition. Check out this Guide to Growing Urban Agriculture in St. Pete.
Pinellas County Urban Agriculture Map
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Pinellas County created a map of all urban gardens and farm initiatives in Pinellas County called the Pinellas County Urban Agriculture Map.
Youth Farm at Enoch Davis
Empowering youth to lead urban agriculture projects under community guidance and resources has proven to be a successful strategy in youth, workforce, and neighborhood development. Participants from 7th grade through college, start as workers, then become mentors, managers and eventually food systems leaders. They learn through experience, implement real-world business principles, serve the local community and could even generate a profit through onsite sales. For more information and involvement opportunities, visit the South St. Pete CRA's People-Based Opportunities page.
Visit the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency Get Involved page for more information on participating in urban agriculture or other sustainability initiatives.