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The Edible Peace Patch Project

Sustainable Community Supported Agriculture and Nutrition Education

What does community mean in the 21st century?  Can food systems be enlisted to address justice?  Does the growing, harvesting, and consuming of sustainable food offer opportunities to build social capital?  Come and hear about an exciting new urban agriculture project poised to transform St. Petersburg into the sustainable food capital of Florida.

 A lecture and discussion about the Edible Peace Patch Project will be held at The Studio@620 on October 25 at 7:00 PM.EPP 1.JPG 

Admission is free but donations to support the project will be accepted.  Come find out how you can be involved.

The Studio@620 welcomes The Edible Peace Patch Project, a new nonprofit organization that will use sustainable urban agriculture and healthy eating as core activities in an effort to build social capital on the south side of St. Petersburg, Fla., and forge a new kind of community.

In partnership with Pinellas County Schools, the Florida Department of Agriculture, and public and private institutions, the project will work with at-risk youth, homeless people, and community volunteers to develop a working community and school supported urban farm, schoolyard vegetable gardens, and a sustainable food culinary training program.

Since January 2009, the Edible Peace Patch Project has been developing innovative food systems and nutrition educational programs at Lakewood Elementary School, Eckerd College, and the Community of Pinellas County.  The Peace Patch hopes to expand to other area schools and to provide food for schools and the surrounding community through an urban farm located in the city’s Southside/Midtown region.

Patron Sponsors

Smith & Associates Realtors
Al May Central Art Supply Company Bank of AmericaBella Brava City of St. Petersburg Creative Loafing Eckerd CollegeHermanHOME Florida Humanities Council i love the 'burg Gobioff Foundation Florida Arts and Culture - Florida Division  of Cultural Affairs Kahwa Coffee Roasting Law Offices of  Diane Bailey, P.C.Progress Energy Renaissance Vinoy Hotel Rouson & Associates Sembler Company Stetson University College of Law St. Pete Brasserie St Petersburg/Clearwater  Convention and Visitor’s Bureau St. Petersburg Times SunTrust Bank TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach Trust for Public Land Tyrone Frame & Mirror USF St. Petersburg Watermark