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Agriculture

The Tampa Bay region of Florida is ripe with urban and community garden spaces that feed people in cities, while rural farms continue to grow citrus, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, other veggies, ornamentals, trees and even fish. Most fish, however, both shell fish -- like shrimp, oysters, clams and crabs -- and the kind anglers go after -- such as grouper, snapper, pompano and tarpon -- thrive in Gulf waters and local Bays. 

Agriculture Features

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.

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.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks: Shaping the future of Wimauma

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.
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