Welcome to SUAC
Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC) is a group of volunteers who facilitate the creation of gardens to increase accessibility to locally grown, healthy produce. Our members provide mentoring, information, materials, seedlings and other resources to groups and individuals who wish to get involved with urban agriculture. Whether you want to create a community garden, school garden, food forest, special project, urban farm, CSA, farmer's market, Co-op or garden in your own yard, we will be happy to help!
We meet the first Monday of each month at 7 PM at Enoch Davis Recreation Center. Meetings are free and everyone is welcome. These Community Gatherings include guest speakers, videos, presentations, group discussions, garden and farm tours, and more. Check for our notices, get on our email list or contact us for further information!
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Protecting Your Home and Garden from Floods and Droughts
Learn how to minimize the need for watering your garden, and at the same time protect your house and yard from flooding damage. Diane Willis, a botanist and permaculture designer, creatively used sand berms, patio stones, concrete blocks, and discarded pvc gutters to route stormwater away from her house foundation and towards her lawn, planting beds, and 2 large pots containing shrubs. She also utilized many simple inexpensive techniques to conserve water, including shade cloth, planting shrubs for shade, sunken planting beds, clay pots, plastic bottles, sand berms, swales, and patio stones. Techniques developed by other SUAC members will also be discussed.
A yard tour will be held the following Saturday July 16 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Diane’s yard at 5101 35th Ave. No. in St. Pete to showcase and demonstrate some of the rain diversion and water harvesting techniques discussed in the talk.
Monthly Meeting July 11, 2016 at 7 PM
(Postponed one week because of the July 4 Holiday)
Enoch Davis Recreation Center 1111 18th Ave South, St. Petersburg
Tour the Boyd Hill Garden, one of many gardens supported by SUAC.