South St. Pete's very own Hydroponic/Aquaponic Greenhouse!
USF's St. Petersburg Campus won a $25,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to start a greenhouse project in partnership with St. Pete Youth Farm, and other local organizations, to fight food insecurity within the community by growing fresh produce all year long right in the South St. Pete CRA.
St. Pete Youth Farm will be the home of this hydroponic/aquaponic greenhouse project, and we are up and running. We're excited to be working with USF St. Petersburg Campus staff and students, as well as our Youth Ambassadors to provide fresh and local food straight to the community!
In the Media
ABC Action News | November 20th, 2020
An effort to promote food security in South St. Petersburg is getting a boost from a $25,000 grant. USF’s St. Petersburg campus was awarded the money from the Ford Motor Company Fund for The Fresh and Local Greenhouse Project.
St. Pete Catalyst | November 18th, 2020
The City of St. Petersburg has a new ally in its ongoing battle against food insecurity. Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus will be able to launch its Fresh and Local Greenhouse Project in summer 2021. The initiative will promote food security in South St. Pete by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.
USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming
USF's St. Pete Campus | November 17th, 2020
USF’s St. Petersburg campus is one of only seven higher education institutions across the nation to receive a grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge. A $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund is going towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.