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.
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.