Learn how to compost from Hyacinth Burrowes, an experienced and knowledgeable gardener and composter. You'll join Hyacinth Burrowes in educating Greco students about composting and helping students build the Community Compost into a productive fundraiser for the school.
Volunteers can choose from a variety of tasks:
- participating in composting workshops for Greco students
- monitor and document the progress of the compost
- assisting Greco students to sell the compost as a fundraiser
- maintenance of the compost bins
To learn more about the"Compost Squad" team at Greco Middle School email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like for the kids to return to school in August to find their gardens filled with beautiful flowers! This will be a quick work session as we pull out the weeds and put in seeds to feed the pollinators.
The volunteer leadership team of Cork Elementary teacher Ms. Plunk, Master Gardener Hyacinth Burrowes and F2S Director Elizabeth Leib welcome volunteers to assist with planting a pollinator garden at the new vegetable garden build last year for the school.
The public is invited to see the new Community Composting site located at the community garden on school property adjacent to a public track. This opening event is an opportunity to learn about the vision for this composting site that includes diverting both residential and school cafeteria food waste. Representatives of Tampa Bay Farm 2 School and the Hillsborough Community Composting Alliance will be available to share resources and answer questions about composting.
A partnership between the City of Temple Terrace, Greco Middle School and Tampa Bay Farm 2 School, this new public community composting site was designed by Greco STEM students and students of the USF School of Architecture and Community Design. As a Greco Middle School community partner and host of the Community Compost site, Tampa Bay Farm 2 School is providing ongoing maintenance, turning the compost, communicating with local Soil Supporters, and maintaining the appropriate balance of materials for a productive outcome. Thank you to these Community Compost sponsors: the Greco STEM program, City of Temple Terrace, USF School of Architecture and Community Design, the GFWC Temple Terrace Jr. Women’s Club, MakeSoil.org, Temple Terrace Preservation Society, Hillsborough Community Composting Alliance and Ward-Mitchell: Civil Trial Attorneys.
Farm2School and Patel College presents on local food systems.
Tampa Bay Kids’ Kitchen serves samples of delicious plant-based treats at the grand opening of the new Boys & Girls Club in Temple Terrace!
F2S volunteers help students with spring planting.
IFAS Master Gardener Virginia Overstreet gives fourth grade students an interactive presentation about bugs!
Tampa Bay Farm2School is honored for its Green Apple Day work in schools at this USGBC annual awards dinner. The USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's 2018 LEEDership Awards Program will recognize and honor those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental USGBC members who are LEEDing the charge toward a more sustainable, healthy and vibrant community along Florida's Gulf Coast.
IFAS Master Gardener Virginia Overstreets gives fourth grade students an interactive presentation about bugs!
IFAS Master Gardener Virginia Overstreet gives an interactive presentation to fourth graders about bugs.
Get your garden gloves on! On this exciting day, volunteers will assist F2S staff with building an outdoor garden classroom. You are invited to join volunteers representing USF Stampede of Service, the Patel College Alumni Association, US Green Building Council, Bethany Baptist Church, the Morsani College of Medicine and the Environmental Association of USF. Tampa Bay Kids’ Kitchen team will be cooking up snacks and lunch for all the hard working garden builders. This project is funded by the Tampa International Airport.
Bring your children to our Kids’ Kitchen tent for a lesson in plant-based cooking and samples of a tasty Very Berry smoothie.
All Turner-Bartels K-8 families and friends from the community are invited to the grand opening of the new TBK8 gardens located on the Upper Campus on Saturday, November 3, 10am-12noon. Our garden partner, Temple Terrace Farm2School, will be on hand to answer questions about future plans for the outdoor garden classroom and to provide tastings of plant-based dishes made from garden-fresh ingredients. Student volunteers from the USF College of Public Health are organizing activities around the theme of nutrition and healthy eating habits. Special thanks to our Green Apple Day sponsors, Tampa Bay Trane and The Phoenix Agency. We hope to see you at this fun and informative garden event!
We will weed and mulch the Greco Student Pollinator Garden and the Temple Orange trees. And we will feed the Rebel and Mystic, the miniature horses that are part of the school agriculture program.
Moved and cleaned TBK8 classroom gardens this morning and prepped for fall planting. Great team work with PTA volunteers, TTF2S and teachers!