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Sweetwater Organic Community Farm Tour – an RFT ELLS event!

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm Tour – an RFT ELLS event!
Sweetwater Organic Community FarmThursday, October 8, 2015- thank you event sponsors 

Join us for a day of education and networking in Tampa, FL as we visit Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.


When: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time:  9:45 am – 1:00 pm (EST)

Where to meet:   Sweetwater Organic Community Farm 

located at:  7318 W. Comanche Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634   – click address for directions.  

Registration fee: $35 for RFT Members; $50 Non-RFT Members


Tour Itinerary

  • 9:45 am- 11:00 a.m.  –  Introductions at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm and carpool to the farm’s compost facility (tour #1) located at:  10907 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33615 by the Helen Davis Elementary.  Carpool return to main location.
  • 11:00 am –  11:45 p.m. –  Sweetwater main facilities (tour #2) located at:  7318 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa, FL 33634. 
  • 11:45 am –  1:00 p.m. –  Lunch (provided), event wrap up, and networking.


For this tour, visitors are required to wear closed toes shoes.  Comfortable outdoor walking clothes, hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent are also recommended as the entire tour is outdoors.

What can attendees expect to experience:  On Thursday, October 8th visit Sweetwater Organic Community Farm to learn how they integrate compost into their small scale vegetable farm and how the farm operates. The tour will begin with a discussion of how Sweetwater processes its compost to meet organic certification standards from raw materials procured locally.  The second part of the tour will take visitors to the original Sweetwater farm to learn about the farm’s operations from seed to harvest.

Rick Martinez, founder of Sweetwater, will lead this walking tour.  Rick has over 30 years experience in organic agriculture and is an organic certifier.

About the sponsors:  

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm  Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is a nonprofit, urban organic farm in Tampa.  The farm serves as a model of sustainable agriculture and educates the community on organic growing methods.

Kessler Consulting, Inc. –   KCI, based in Tampa, is a leader in solid waste management planning.  Since 1988, KCI has provided practical and innovative consulting services to more 180 public and private sector clients nationwide and overseas.  KCI is dedicated to developing resource management strategies that protect, conserve, sustain, and restore our environment.  For more information please visit the KCI website at



 Thank you Event Sponsors


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