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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

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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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Historians trace roots of South Hillsborough County communities

If you or your family members have roots in South Hillsborough County, historians at Hillsborough Community College want to hear from you.

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Los historiadores trazan las raíces de las comunidades del sur del condado de Hillsborough

Si usted o los miembros de su familia crecieron en el condado de South Hillsborough, los historiadores de Hillsborough Community College quieren saber de usted. 

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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.

Some of the decor at Chief's was original to the building.

School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs

The Edible Peace Patch Project’s annual Cultivating Community Golden Carrot Award goes to Carolyn and Elihu Brayboy, local entrepreneurs committed to rebuilding the historic 22nd Street South Deuces community in St. Petersburg.
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