News for June from the Community Garden
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We're cool for school!

Good news for High School students in Hillsborough County!  Those seeking to access an award through the Bright Futures Program must complete a program of community service work, and we're proud to announce that our garden was recently approved by the school district as one of the choices they can pick as a community service opportunity.  

So if you know a Bright Futures hopeful, please send them our way.  Our garden is listed on the district's approved community service opportunities webpage (sorted alphabetically, or locate us under "environmental" if filtering by social issue), and it's there that you'll find our contact information to get started.

We welcome all students, and promise them a rewarding experience pitching in to grow organically at our beautiful garden. 


Lend a hand, make some friends, and help our garden grow. Saturday mornings, 9:00 am to noon

Planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and tending the compost and the garden worms... these are a few of the regular tasks essential to our ever-bountiful community garden.

We gather for a few hours every Saturday morning, working together to keep it going and keep things growing.  So please join us if you can this weekend.  

Sunscreen and garden hats are recommended, and bring some water to stay hydrated.

More urgent information regarding Tampa Bay Express (TBX)

The movement opposing TBX continues to gain momentum as Seminole Heights,Tampa Heights, and V.M. Ybor residents come to understand the proposed project's impact on our historic neighborhoods.  If you share these concerns and wish to be involved, here are some upcoming meetings announced in an email today from Chris Vela of Sunshine Citizens.  

-- Pinellas County MPO Board Meeting
Weds., June 8, 9 a.m. 315 Court St. Clearwater Courthouse
Speak against TBX being built all the way into downtown St. Pete, destroying neighborhoods and community assets surrounding 275, 175, and 375
-- Tampa City Council CRA Meeting 
Thurs., June 9, 9 a.m. 315 E Kennedy Blvd. 33602 Tampa City Hall
FDOT to appear before Council and address some very specific issues related to the community impacts of the TBX project
-- TBARTA Board Meeting 
Fri., June 10, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
FDOT District 7 Auditorium, 11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa 33612
During public comments, tell the TBARTA board that we need transit not tolls, and that you are opposed to TBX. 
-- TBX Forum: Community Impacts
Tues., June 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Tampa Heights Community Center, 2005 N. Lamar Ave. Tampa 33602
Community forum to learn about impacts of TBX to the quality of life in our communities. Presentation and time for participants to speak and contribute.

Check the events calendar on Sunshine Citizens' website for more details about these meetings and others.

Attention Garden members... our next planning meeting is coming up, Monday, June 20

We schedule the evening of the third Monday of each month to discuss all pertinent topics related to keeping our garden bountiful and our organization thriving. Everyone is welcome. Our next meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the Seminole Heights Branch Library (SE corner of Central Avenue and Osborne). Please join us!

We look forward to seeing you!

All the best,
Your friends from Seminole Heights Community Gardens 

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