A seed of adventure, knowledge, and discovery has been planted in Pasco County. “Dig in and Grow Wild” is more than simply a catchy slogan. It’s an invitation for you to join us in the pursuit of conscious sustainability, community growth, and self-expression. It’s a call to pursue your interests by taking up a new hobby, tasting new and exciting foods, embracing local culture, and meeting new people. So, give into your artistic whims, breathe the clean autumn air, indulge your inner explorer, and, by all means, “Dig in and Grow Wild!”
The goal of Pasco EcoFest is to acquaint visitors with West Pasco’s burgeoning urban agriculture movement, introduce them to practical ways to build sustainable communities, enhance the local economy, and showcase the vast natural beauty of West Central Florida’s unique ecosystems.
For two days in November, an ever- evolving showcase of the Tampa Bay area’s wonderfully gifted local farmers, musicians, dancers, food trucks, craftspeople, bird watchers, herbalists, educators, homesteaders, and volunteers come together to participate in a wonderful display of the region’s progressive ethos. All weekend long activities such as camping, bird watching, native plant walks, hiking, educational talks and workshops, hoop and belly dancing, stargazing, and kids activities are open to event-goers at Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park.
This year will mark the five year anniversary of the inaugural event. We do this because we’re incredibly proud of our innovative community and passionate about taking steps toward a brighter and more sustainable future. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us to participate in something unique, invigorating, and beautiful.