My Local Network
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. Here at The Urban Harvest in Saint Petersburg, Florida, we value people and communities over large corporations.
Little Tree Nursery
Annual vegetables and perennial edibles that have been grown with organic practices and selected to thrive in our climate.
Earth Song Nursery
Large selection of native wildflower, perennial edibles, and fruit trees that have been grown with organic practices.
Peas Love & Garden
Vegetable garden installation and maintenance. They build beds, plant your vegetable garden, and do seasonal maintenance.
Fantastic lumber mill with a huge selection of quality and exotic woods. They do price by board length, rough cuts, etc and are just about the friendliest guys around! You can also collect wood shavings for free from around back – which is great for chicken coop bedding!
Bulk organic landscaping materials including potting soil, top soil, and mulch. Bulk is almost always cheaper and way more environmentally friendly. Their site has a mulch calculator on it to so you can figure out how much you need!
City Of St. Pete
The city offers its residents FREE mulch, as much as you want. They also have a great “soil builder” which is composted material for a reasonably priced bulk soil. There are pick up areas around the city if you have a vehicle or you can pay for delivery.
FREE bulk mulch delivery from local landscaping companies. Most areas, especially urban areas, have active networks for quick delivery. It is good for those who will be sheet mulching large areas. You can not specify quantity so be ready for lots of mulch!
Fantastic FREE gardening help where they have horticulturalist experts who can help you do soil tests, identify plant issues, and determine methods of control. You can call with questions, go in to the office with samples, or email with photos.
ECHO Global Farm
A wonderful educational demonstration farm that helps to support sustainable agriculture operations around the world. They do farm tours, have a large nursery of edibles that thrive in Florida, as well as an online seed and book collecttion.
Awesome website that lists farms, farmers markets, food cooperatives, etc relative to your search area. It helps to support a more localized agricultural system of small, organic, or regenerative farms. I use it if I am traveling and looking for quality local resources.
Falling Fruit is a massive, collaborative map of urban harvests. By uniting the efforts of foragers, freegans, and foresters everywhere, the map points to over a half million food sources around the world – from plants & fungi to water wells & dumpsters.
Seasonal Food Guide
The Seasonal Food Guide is the most comprehensive national database of seasonal food available in the US! They designed the Seasonal Food Guide to help you find out what produce is in season in your state throughout the year.