CSTA offers free lectures and workshops lead by local South Florida experts throughout the calendar year. We focus on practical training in maintaining home and community gardens, urban farms, and green spaces in an environmentally sustainable manner. We partner with local organizations to integrate environmental education into our existing community.
CSTA has teamed up with Nature Links to educate young adults with disabilities about urban farming. We meet weekly in the garden for hands-on workshops.
“The mission of Nature Links is to equip young adults with intellectual disabilities with the skills they need to lead fulfilling, productive lives.”
At CSTA we teach the methods of forest gardening; a central pillar of sustainable land stewardship. A prehistoric method of securing food in tropical areas, forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable system based on woodland ecosystems. It incorporates fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. We teach students how to use companion planting, to grow these plants intermixed in a succession of layers.