Pictured Above: Volunteers working with one of the youth as they prepare to move fresh soil. (USF/Nicole Billing) By Emily Heise and Nicole Billing The St. Pete Youth Farm isn’t just growing fresh fruits and vegetables; they’re expanding access to healthy nutrition in south St. Petersburg. Midtown, located in south St. Petersburg, has been without… Continue reading St. Pete Community Hard at Work to produce a nutritious future
Pictured Above: Entrance sign at the Gulfport Brewery + Eatery. (USF/Catalina Rasdall) By Catalina Rasdall First Friday in Gulfport is an event that brings all types of people together to share one common interest – art. People with multiple talents come out to show their work to the public. Aside from the art brought by… Continue reading Top places to eat and drink on First Friday in Gulfport
By Olivia Sawdy Food and nutrition insecurities have been going on in Midtown in St. Petersburg for thousands of days. In 2017, Walmart decided to close its Neighborhood Market in St. Petersburg, Midtown neighborhood causing the town to no longer have a grocery store in a convenient location. Since the only grocery store in Midtown… Continue reading Will there be an end to nutrition insecurity in the Midtown community?
By Madison Hursh In the Midtown neighborhood of South St. Petersburg, there is an ongoing shortage of grocery stores and nutritional food options. The last grocery store in the neighborhood closed in February 2017. This store was a Neighborhood Walmart. The definition of a food desert is an area where people live more than one… Continue reading Feeding children in a food desert: What schools are doing to nourish students