(L-R, Tanja Vidovic, Kent Curtis) Tanja is a locally renowned gardener who organized the fundraiser at her home to fund a strategic plan for Temple Terrace Farm2School (TTF2S). Dr. Curtis, founder of the Edible Peace Patch in St. Petersburg, provided guidance, advocacy and support for setting up TTF2S.
Tanja is creator of the popular Tampa Gardening Swap group on Facebook. She and her husband Jared and their daughters now live in Safety Harbor. Prior to their recent move, they cultivated an urban garden on their Hillsborough River front home. Tanja is fondly remembered as a catalyst for the local gardening community, giving public garden tours and leading the effort to establish food forests in city parks. Tanja and Jared hosted a fundraiser for the Temple Terrace Farm 2 School program in June of 2013. She has a day job as a Tampa Firefighter.
Edible Education Project, founded and directed all elements of the Edible Peace Patch Project, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization working to address the impacts of poverty on educational achievement and diet related health issues in Pinellas County, Florida. Kip conceived of and executed two annual fundraising campaigns, recruited, hired, and managed staff, planned, installed, and managed the schoolyard gardens. Kip wrote the strategic plan for the Temple Terrace Farm 2 School program.
Past City Council Member and Vice-Mayor, Grant is a founding board member of the community gardens in Temple Terrace and Temple Terrace Farm2School. He was elected to the Temple Terrace City Council in November 2012. Mr. Rimbey attended Florida College Academy and Tampa Catholic High School. He is past chair of the Temple Terrace Redevelopment Task Force and past president of the Temple Terrace Preservation Society. Grant has a long history of service to Temple Terrace. During his time leading the Preservation Society, he co-authored "Images of America: Temple Terrace," the first published visual history of the city, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2010. Grant is presently an architect at Behar + Peteranecz, St. Petersburg.