Our Vision

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Were Tampa a desert,

rising in the distant shimmer

of the sun-baked sand, there

would be a beet-shaped oasis,

but no illusion! O sweetwater!

Fantastic, organic!

Your lettuce is always crisp

and delicious! We put our heads

together, we never get tired!

The sky over our farm,

when the sun sets,

is always red-lettuce red!

How our community has developed

in our undevelopment!

Sweetwater rises like fresh dough

from organic lands,

we are vegetation, endeavoring

ever-glorious in our mission!

Compliments of the Miami Poetry Collective

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build community through education, food accessibility, and by being a model of appropriate land stewardship and sustainable agriculture techniques.

Mission Goals

We will provide an educational experience centered around a sustainable farming model which is healthy for the individual and the environment.​ We will ensure food accessibility through programs focused on putting the best healthy food possible into the hands of the community and those most in need.  We will encourage a continuation of organic farming methods through training and providing the tools necessary for farm apprentices to move forward in their own pursuit of responsible land stewardship.

Values

Through organic farming, local agriculture and community programs, Sweetwater protects our food, environment and community. Organic farming emphasizes the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for the future. Local agriculture assures a food system that is safe, affordable and accessible by providing vegetables and herbs at their peak of flavor and nutritional value. Community programs help build the relationships, trust and interdependence needed for strong communities.