My name is David Whitwam, owner of Whitwam Organics. We are a Florida registered nursery and provide retail sales of seedlings and gardening supplies at Tampa Bay area Farmers’ Markets. During the week we offer full edible garden installations and ongoing maintenance packages for residences as well as community gardens, school gardens, and church gardens in Pinellas and Hillsborough County. I have learned that for gardens to remain truly sustainable, passing on knowledge of soil, garden beds, compost systems, worms, vermicomposting, vertical systems, seed tables, seedlings, organic pesticides, organic fertilizers, planting seasons, weeding, harvesting and use of tools was only part of the equation. There is a much bigger picture. Along with organic methods of growing food I have also added to my tool-box organizing volunteers, training community members, staff, and volunteers to be leaders, making a garden “business plan”, navigating grants, partnering with non-profits, working with large groups of students- of all ages, helping with a garden’s identity and using community resources to their full extent. I have experience organizing and executing classes, tours, workshops, and lectures.
My family and my team are ready to help make your project a success!