Featured photo: November 2017, Cork Elementary School, a budding young gardener gets an expert tutorial from Autumn Schwab White on how to plant muley grass.
Temple Terrace Farm2School partners with schools and community organizations dedicated to educating future leaders. We work with individuals, group volunteers, educators and local businesses to establish and maintain infrastructure to enhance the learning experience. Our recent accomplishments include supplying Earthboxes and herbs for Greco Middle School's culinary program and establishing a reading garden for Cork Elementary School. Come support a team dedicated to sowing the seeds for cultivating society's future pioneers at upcoming events.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9am-1pm @ Turner-Bartels K-8
9020 Imperial Oak Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
Community volunteers are invited to work alongside USF student volunteers at the inaugural workday at Turner-Bartels K-8 school in New Tampa. Planned tasks include constructing new garden beds for crops to be used by students and teaching of sustainable agriculture concepts.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9am-1pm @ Cork Elementary
3501 Cork Rd
Plant City, FL 33565
Community volunteers are invited to work alongside USF student volunteers at Cork Elementary School, site of the 2017 USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Green Apple Day of Service. Planned tasks include upkeep of the reading garden including mulching and weeding.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9am-1pm @ Greco Middle School
6925 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617
Community volunteers are invited to work alongside USF student volunteers at Greco Middle School, site of the 2015 USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Green Apple Day of Service. Planned tasks include painting areas of the school, mulching and weeding.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9am-1pm @ Cork Elementary
Cork Elementary School, 3501 Cork Rd, 33565
Community volunteers, school faculty, staff and students participated in the Green Apple Day of Service at Cork to install a reading garden. Special thanks to Dragonfly Landscaping for donating the professional design used for the placement of plants, small trees, walkways and seating areas. Another special thanks to Southern Irrigators for installing the irrigation throughout the landscape.
Green Apple Day of Service @Cork Elementary is produced by TTF2S in partnership with the US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9am-12pm @ Greco Gardens
Greco Middle School, 6925 E. Fowler Ave, 33617
The United Way and the Patel College of Global Sustainability established an herb garden for Greco's culinary arts students. Students will use the fresh greens in the dishes they prepare throughout the year.
TT Farm 2 School
For several years as part of its regular offerings, Greco Middle School has offered classes in culinary arts and agriculture and has a teacher for each of those two subjects. In partnership with the newly formed Farm 2 School board, school administrators have agreed to encourage the two teachers to coordinate their efforts so that students have opportunity to grow and prepare healthy food.
Nearby Student Volunteering Base: The University of South Florida campus is just two miles west of Greco Middle School and has students interested in local agriculture and civic action and some professors and others willing to help facilitate student engagement in Farm to Fork project at Greco and across Temple Terrace.
Robust civic engagement culture in Temple Terrace: Temple Terrace has long held numerous civic organizations and has the reputation for being a better than average community of civically engaged citizens. These tendencies brought the community garden to Greco and these tendencies that have propelled this initiative forward since June 2014.