Eckerd College - Taking Urban Agriculture on the Road (Truck Farm): Thursday, February 23; 7 p.m.
This film features a 1986 Dodge pick-up truck with an actual miniature farm planted in the truck's bed. This truck farm has "fueled" a movement of truck farms among the US...twenty-five and counting, so far. Truck Farm is just one of the featured films in Eckerd College's fourteenth annual Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival. This eight-day festival features documentaries and feature films, as well as experimental and animated films, pertaining to nature, animals and the environment. 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 727-864-7979, eckerd.edu
Eckerd College - Ethnomusicology and Ecology in Africa (OKA!): Friday, February 24: 7 p.m.
This is another featured film in of Eckerd College's fourteenth annual Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival. In this film, a New Jersey ethnomusicologist answers his calling to help the Bayaka people of Central African Republic. Although he is plagued with a fever, he continues his mission and battle with the forces of nature. This eight-day festival features documentaries and feature films, as well as experimental and animated films, pertaining to nature, animals and the environment. 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 727-864-7979, eckerd.edu
Eckerd College - Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic (Green Fire): Saturday, February 25; 7 p.m.
This is the featured film for the Saturday installment of Eckerd College's fourteenth annual Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival. It pays tribute to Leopold's legacy, and explores his personal journey. The film was created by Aldo Leopold Foundation, Center for Humans and Nature and US Forest Service. This eight-day festival features documentaries and feature films, as well as experimental and animated films, pertaining to nature, animals and the environment. 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 727-864-7979, eckerd.edu
Organic Living - Irrigation Workshop: Saturday, February 25; 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Grab some household tools and install a portable, adjustable irrigation system in your own backyard. It is easier and cheaper than you may think, as you will learn at this How to Install a Simple and Easy Irrigation System workshop. Free. 1612 Gentry St., Clearwater, 727-433-1661, organiclivingforall.com
Port St. Petersburg - Rainbow Warrior Tours: Saturday, February 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
See the new Rainbow Warrior ship, and support the launch of this "green campaigning" vessel's upcoming voyage to South America. Meet the warriors (crew) of Rainbow Warrior and learn about the green campaigns they are about to embark on. Tours are free, but closed-toe shoes are required. 250 8th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, 727-893-7111, stpete.org/port
Sacred Grounds Coffee House - Vegan Cooking: Saturday, February 25; 5:30 p.m.
Get the "101" on vegan eating at this Intro to Vegan Eating class. Learn what a typical day of eating is like for the average vegan. Enjoy samples while learning meal, snacking and dessert ideas that will show you how simple it could be to go vegan. This class is sponsored by Vegan Living 101. Free, but donations will be accepted. 4819 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, 813-983-0837, facebook.com/VeganLiving101
Corey Avenue Sunday Market - Tampa Bay Lightening Truck: Sunday, February 26; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
See Tampa Bay Lightning's official truck, Rolling Thunder, at Corey Avenue Sunday Market! Win Lightening-related prizes and get your picture taken with a special Lightening background on its own green screen. Americanweiner and Mr. Empanada food trucks will be parked at the market as well. Matthews Wildlife Rescue will also make an appearance, so check them out. Then, shop for fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, kettle corn, arts and crafts, while enjoying live music by Eddie James (Tropical Tunes). Also, check out new green business, Skyline Trading (consignment shop), at 344 Corey Avenue. Corey Avenue will be blocked off for a safe shopping experience at the market. Corey merchants and restaurants will be open for business as well. Always free parking, within walking distance. Located just off Gulf Boulevard, between Blind Pass Road and Boca Ciega Drive in Downtown St. Pete Beach, 727-498-8778, coreyave.com
Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve: Saturdays; 9 a.m-11 a.m.
Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Observe how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes during this 0.75 mile hike. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday before the hike of your choice. This event is free. All ages welcome, but children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 727-453-6800, brookercreekpreserve.org
Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve: Saturdays; 9a.m.-11 a.m.
Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Pre-registration is required by 2 p.m. on the Friday prior to the tour of choice (pre-registration is required). This event is free and open to the public. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve is located 1800 Weedon Drive NE St. Petersburg, 727-453-6500, weedonislandpreserve.org
Dunedin Green Market: Fridays; 8 a.m.-1p.m.; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy a craft show, in addition to the usual market highlights of fresh, local produced goods such as baked good, ready-to-eat-foods, organic plants and herbs, coffee, honey, seafood and clothing. Dunedin Green Market is located in Pioneer Park at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Dunedin.
Land O Lakes Saturday Market: Saturdays (through May); 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Land O Lakes Saturday Market is a weekly community event with live music. The market donates profits to the Heritage Park Foundation and the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. They are located at Land O Lakes Community Center, on the west side of US 41 (Land O Lakes Boulevard), three miles north of SR 54 (across from the Land O Lakes Post Office), Land O Lakes, lolsaturdaymkt.com
St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday, (October-May); 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featuring locally-grown fresh produce, prepared foods, tempting baked goods, handcrafted gifts, plants, flowers, herbs, live music, and more. Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot (1st Avenue S. and 1st Street, St. Petersburg, saturdaymorningmarket.com
Tampa Downtown Market: Fridays (October- May); 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This market is a community of local farmers and producers, who take pride in providing local residents and businesses with quality, nutritious, reasonably-priced food and gourmet products. Tampa Downtown Market is located on the 200 and 300 blocks of Twiggs Street, spanning Franklin Street, in the heart of downtown Tampa. Metered parking is available on nearby streets, and several parking lots and garages are available throughout downtown, including MAAS Lot (across the street from the market), Jackson Street City Lot, Poe Garage and Fort Brooke Garage. Twiggs Street and Franklin Street, Tampa, tampadowntownmarket.com
Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm Market: Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Get fresh produce grown organically and hydroponically, straight from this CSA farm in nearby Carrollwood. No chemical pesticides are used. Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm opens to the public for this weekly market. 5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, 813-293-FARM (3276); urbanoasisfarm.com
Ybor Saturday Market: Saturdays; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
You will be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, honey, herbs and plants, orchids, pet treats, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and much more. Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor, ybormarket.com