“Planting fruit trees on public lands is like planting a renewable source of joy and wonder for all,” is how Crea Egan sees her sustainable project, the Gulfport Food Forest (GFF). Egan is a landscape architect who has been interested in public art installations mixed with landscape since college. Planting fruit trees on public land […]
Community gardens are sprouting up across the Tampa Bay region, in deed-restricted suburban communities where individual home gardens are discouraged, in urban “food deserts” that lack fresh, affordable produce markets, and in a variety of places in between. Supporters note the many benefits the gardens provide, including greater access to healthy locally-grown food, opportunities for
The Sustany Foundation is proud to have awarded a Mini Grant to the Robles Park Community Garden as part of the Sustany Foundation Mini Grant program!
by Walker A. Willis, Freshman, Shorecrest Preparatory School In the second phase of my sustainability project, The Native Classroom, we needed to remove about 2,000 Australian pines, a destructive invasive species brought to Florida from Australia in the 1890s for beauty and furniture. Ironically, the trunks are too thin and flexible for woodworking, so furniture was
by Walker A. Wills, Freshman, Shorecrest Preparatory School My name is Walker A. Willis and I am a freshman at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. In 2015, I began a four-part sustainability project to benefit the students at my school. My first project was designed and completed as the final requirement for my Eagle
This letter was received from a thank you letter we received this week from Glory Moore for the mini-grant Sustany® awarded the Swallow Tailed Kite Telemetry project. A mini-grant $50o was awarded to the Avian Research and Conservation Institute for a locally nesting bird to be fitted with a solar powered GPS.
The Sustany® Foundation supported the Hillsborough Community College Beyond Sustainability Conference- Emerging Models of Financing, Investing, and Savings with a mini grant this Feb. 28–March 1, 2014. Conference topics included time banking, green revolving funds and sustainable endowments. The conference had six panels, keynote addresses, and networking opportunities. Keynote speakers were: Edgar Cahn, Distinguished Emeritus
by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content The Sustany® Foundation continues its program of mini-grants for sustainable projects in 2014. The first recipient this year is Rexford Stanford. Rex had the bright idea of re-using the old recycling containers (the ones Tampa replaced last fall) as “grow boxes” at local schools. And thus was born the