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Ken Black hopes the moringa trees will help save Florida farms giving them a new source of income after farmers lost about 100,000 acres to failed citrus crop.

Superfood meets superman: Why and how moringa grows in Tampa Bay Area

Could moringa replace citrus as Florida's next big cash crop? A Tampa man teams up with researchers at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida to find out.

Dr. Natalie Ellis receives patients at her St. Petersburg office on Central Avenue.

Managing symptoms: Medical marijuana emerges as growth industry in Florida

From agriculture to dispensaries to physicians to patients, the fledgling medical marijuana industry is finding success in the Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida.

New apartments in downtown Tampa increase need for transportation solutions.

What's next for Florida: Sam Gibbons, Tampa

When it comes to transportation, the goal must to be find equilibrium between what is socially, economically, and environmentally just for all people.

Students learn about agriculture via large scale art at Greco Middle School.

Agriculture, art merge in middle school mural project

A grant from the NHL and the National Dairy Council help fuel creativity and healthy environment for kids, teens at a Temple Terrace middle school.

Jennifer Collins at USF

What will climate change mean for Florida?

Learn from local experts, including Charles Paxton of the National Weather Service and USF Professor Jennifer Collins, co-authors of "Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.''

Heavy rains flood Tampa Bay Area streets.

Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to economy

Planner Brady Smith cites the City of Tampa vulnerability analysis as an “example of regional leadership” that other communities may want to follow going forward. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council also held a series of “Peril of Flood” workshops over the last year, as another.

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UF research center in Hillsborough County picks food for your table, plants for your yard

From plant breeding research to selecting which food varieties land in your favorite restaurants and grocery stores, from laboratory specimens to neighborhood yards, agriculture around the globe benefits from work being done at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center just north of Wimauma.

Unveiling Tesla

HART, Tesla unveil new public transit electric SUVs for short rides in North Tampa

The HART HyperLINK pilot program is an app-based, on-demand rideshare service offering $3 rides within three miles of Hillsborough County transit hubs.

Brick Street Farms is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Pete.

First urban hydroponic container farm opens in St. Pete

St. Petersburg entrepreneurs Shannon O’Malley and Brad Doyle launch a green, high-tech venture -- a boutique hydroponic farm where they grow artisan greens inside refurbished shipping containers.

Harvest Hope Park groundbreaking in Tampa.

Harvest Hope Park: Oasis of opportunity in one of Tampa's most challenging neighborhoods

How to help turnaround one of Tampa's most struggling neighborhoods? Public and private investors are creating a new park, community garden and ball fields designed as places of hope, entertainment and opportunity.

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For Good: Scallops, clams return to Sarasota Bay thanks to serious cultivation, cleanup

Next time you order local seafood, scallops or clams, consider what it takes to keep them healthy and sustainable in Florida bay waters. And what you can do to help.

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Solar energy systems ramp up in Tampa Bay Area

Taking advantage of tax incentives and reduced costs, private industries and power companies are switching to solar as a more efficient source of energy in the Tampa Bay Area.

Second Saturday Art Walk trolley through The Deuces.

Warehouse Arts District, Deuces Live collaborate on revitalization plan

Two iconic downtown St. Petersburg communities -- the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Main Street -- are putting together a joint action plan to revitalize their respective areas, draw more visitors and attract business investment.

Scott Adams and Aaron Palermo work at the Louise Graham Regeneration Center.

For Good: Social enterprise employs intellectually disabled in St. Petersburg

Roughly 70 disabled adults spend six hours a day at the Louise Graham Center for Regeneration learning work tasks and social skills that can help them land a job in a local workplace.

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry offers much needed services including worship to the Wimauma community.

Beth-El creates paths to success in Wimauma

Beth-El lights a torch for farmworkers to find their path to success by providing food, clothing, scholarships and guidance.
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