Numa Nursery, St. Pete Retail Store Location:
7830 38th Ave N Unit #1, St Petersburg, Fl 33710.
Numa Nursery, Tampa Bay's largest provider of moringa trees and moringa-based products, made from locally grown moringa trees, is opening their first retail store in St. Pete.
Visit master grower and architect, Kendrick, and his team of highly trained moringa enthusiasts.
St. Pete Retail Store
Saturday June 2nd, 2018.
In the future, please contact Kendrick before your arrival or plan to visit the store, as he may be traveling around Tampa, St. Pete and Bradenton areas, attending other Farmer's Markets and stores, providing moringa trees and moringa-based products to those in need.
To better assist you
call or text, Kendrick directly for store hours
As the summer months progress, more regular store hours will be set.
For more tips and info, please visit:
For all other inquiries, Kendrick also attends The Temple Terrace Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9am-12pm (summer hours).
Strategically located on the Gulf Coast of St. Petersburg, Fl, Numa Nursery's 1st retail store location will serve as a hub for Pinellas County and central pick-up location for young potted moringa trees and also provide space to learn more about the care and maintenance of moringa in Tampa Bay.
Kendrick will regularly offer classes, presentations and workshops within Numa Nursery's retail store to continue educating the public on the moringa tree and it's multiple uses in the home and garden.
Numa Nursery specializes in growing the moringa tree throughout Tampa Bay, Fl.
Moringa is an ancient tree that has been consumed for thousands of years as a staple food vegetable. The entire tree is edible and is also known as the 'vegetable' tree or the 'drumstick' tree.
Even today, the nutrient rich leaves are used to combat malnutrition. A daily serving of moringa leaf powder can boost the immune system and prevent many illnesses.
There are 13 varieties of moringa around the world. Numa Nursery grows the Indian variety known as Moringa Oleifera, which grows extremely well in Tampa's sub-tropical climate.
Moringa Oleifera is a very fast growing, sub-tropical tree that can be easily managed at many different sizes. The moringa tree loves full sun when planted in the ground and can even grow in Florida's depleted sandy-soils without irrigation.
Numa Nursery and The Moringa Grower's Co-op
establishes young moringa trees with light watering, in drier months, for at least 2-3 weeks after planting, typically in a greenhouse environment. In wet season, allow natural rain water to build the roots of young trees, without irrigation, unless it hasn't rain in a few days,
Protect roots from water-rot by placing the young trees on slight mounds.
Placing moringa trees in dug out holes are not recommended for moringa trees in Florida.
To ensure proper drainage, build up an area to plant the moringa tree, using the surrounding soil, by creating a small burm (6"-1' high) and place the rot ball and tree on top of the mound and cover with a layer of composted soil and oak mulch for protection.
In colder months, a freeze may cause the stem to die back, but wait for new shoots to sprout from the base.
There are thousands of moringa trees in the Tampa Bay area, thanks to the participating members of the Moringa Grower's Co-op.
Together with neighbors and landowners The Moringa Grower's Co-op has blossomed into a local sharecropping initiative dedicated to growing moringa trees throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The Moringa Grower's Co-op is a network of small scale bio-regions located within the urban environment aimed to develop prosperous relationships between humans and nature.
Transform unproductive wasteful lawns, reuse empty lots and regenerate barren landscapes into lush-edible moringa food forests with the community collective known as The Moringa Grower's Co-op..
Shown below, is an example of how someone can grow moringa on their property. Moringa trees do not need much space to provide abundant greens and seed pods.
Plant moringa trees along a fence, to create an edible hedge, also known as a food hedge or 'fedge'. Fedge rows allow for semi-intensive planting along a fence or pathway. Space the moringa trees 1'-3' apart and they will naturally stay smaller given the space they can grow from one another. This is a natural ability for plants to use their surroundings and only fill the space needed to grow without robbing their neighbors of nutrients.
For veggie garden protection, plant moringa trees throughout the space 5'-10' apart. They will reach larger heights, but can still be easily managed to not overbear the space and enjoy them as a medium sized tree, protecting smaller plants below from too much sunslight. Moringas love full sun.
For full size moringa trees, plant them 15 or more feet apart. This will allow full root systems to reach depths, bringing nutrients up from the soil to produce viable and healthy moringa seeds.
Large moringa trees can produce thousands of moringa seeds each year. Moringa seeds have multiple uses from oil, water filtration and of course, new trees.
Gram per gram by comparison, to other forms of protein, moringa is an excellent source of plant-based protein, without the extra fats of animal proteins and much less calories.
It is difficult to test each moringa tree for the nutritional value. Each tree will vary and also depending on the location and quality of soil, even depending on the time of year can have varying nutritional content. Even the time of day can alter the amount of available nutrients in the leaf.
Numa Nursery only establishes moringa trees in 'safe zones', mostly on private property with the help from community members within The Moringa Grower's Co-op. Using re-claimed water as irrigation is not acceptable for consumption.
Numa Nursery builds the local soil using all natural growing practices to ensure the quality of the moringa products provided in the retail store and at Farmer's Markets can reflect the standard of evaluation as stated below. Although, non of the Numa Nursery products are regulated, there is a quality control checklist Numa Nursery uses to plant moringa trees and does not harvest from just anywhere.
Moringa is said to have many health benefits when grown in proper conditions. The leaves are said to contain at least 3 times the Potassium in bananas, at least 7 times the Vitamin-C in oranges, at least 25 times the Iron in spinach. Also, moringa can have at least 4 times the Calcium in milk, at least 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots, and is even said to have at least 46 anti-oxidants, and at least 36 Anti-inflammatories,
Moringa can have Omegas 3, 6 and 9, Some minerals may present in moringa like Vitamins: A (Alpha and Beta-Carotene) B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folic Acid, Biotin and more.
Moringa is also stated to have high levels of minerals. Some of the minerals provided here have been tested by several moringa trees and they contained Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Flourine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc.All 8 Essential Amino Acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.10. Additional Amino Acids present in many different moringa trees have also been found: Alanine, Arganine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine. Other Benefitial Nutrients said to be present in most moringa trees are: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids, Omega (3,6,9) oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and more.
Numa Nursery and The Moringa Grower's Co-op can ensure each moringa tree in their care and maintenance are grown with beyond organic practices, without the use of chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Numa Nursery moringa is chemical-free and pesticide-free.
Each moringa tree is raised using all natural growing practices. Soil is enhanced with plant based compost teas and fertilizing methods using organic plant-based food scraps, activated bio-char, azomite rock dust, worm castings, oak mulch, comfrey leaves and a chop and drop method utilizing several bio-dynamic accumulators as companion plants within each moringa food forest.
In the garden, moringa is a natural pesticide and can detract bugs from just the roots alone (the moringa tree is also known as the horseradish tree). To further reduce pests and strengthen the tree's immunity, in special cases sea-90 mineral salts and neem oil are applied to the leaves and root system, if necessary.
Numa Nursery harvests moringa trees according to celestial allignments, during waxing moon cycles, preferably in the A.M. when sap/nutrition is still high and accessible in the leaves.
Then, the leaves are cleaned and immediately placed in a shaded, humid-free zone, to ensure medicinal properties (Vitamin C) are retained. As soon as the leaves are harvested from the tree, they no longer have the protection from the root system to cool themselves. To maintain medicinal properties, we do not dry moringa leaves in the sun.
After several days, the dried leaves are sifted from any loose stems and used to make the wide range of products Numa Nursery offers on their website and at local farmer's markets.
We greatly appreciate your support!
Kendrick T. Henry, M. Arch received his master's of architecture from The University of South Florida, in 2016, and has since been serving the community as a farmer, beekeeper and permaculture designer.
Kendrick specializes in the architecture design for farms.
Kendrick is also known as a 'farmitect'.
Contact Kendrick directly for any questions or concerns. He regularly visits local farms, farmer's markets, community gardens, garden clubs and libraries to give presentations on the care and maintenance of the moringa tree.
Book Kendrick for your community garden gathering, free:
Do you have un-used land or a future farm you'd like to develop?
Allow Kendrick to design the perfect farm for your site.
An architect's social responsibilities are to serve the community and make a beneficial impact on the planet, not just build empty buildings. Architects solve difficult problems and provide people with solutions for making the world a better place.
In many ways, Kendrick is an activist for mother earth and feels he can contribute most to society through natural experiences, continuing his education in the garden, learning about natural systems, farming and nature.
The food industry needs more architects to solve the world's most difficult and prominent problems. One of which Kendrick has elected to re-design is the current state of food and the world's depleted-soil epidemic.
Building upon these skills, Kendrick provides clients with practical real world designs that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but serve multiple purposes and inspire those who inhabit them to give back to nature in some way.
Moringa Street in Tampa Heights showcases several houses growing moringa in their front yards.
Moringa Street gives back to nature and creates a space to inhabit along the edge of a small street near the pathway that would otherwise be an uncomfortable deserted sidewalk.
"Growing moringa trees can help build community"
-Kendrick T. Henry, M.Arch.
Add the fresh-leafy moringa greens to soups, salads or any of your favorite dishes as a nutritional additive. Use the moringa leaves as a garnish or even drink as a non-caffeinated tea.
The moringa tree also produces seed pods, when the seed pods are harvested before ripening, they are very soft and prepared they resemble a cross between green beans and asparagus, which can be chopped, steamed or eaten raw.
Moringa seed pods are added to many cultural dishes around the world. Marum soup in Thailand features moringa seed pods. Even the moringa seeds are edible and when pressed, produce valuable oil that has multiple uses as well.
"The moringa seeds are nature's already made multi-vitamin"
-Kendrick T. Henry, M.Arch
Moringa seeds can be used as an anti-parasitic, they have been used as contraceptives as well, Moringa seeds even filter heavy metals from water for drinking, Moringa seeds are magnetic! and their magnetic properties cling to heavy metals not only in water, but also in the body.
Use moringa seeds as a detox supplement.
Moringa is known as the 'drumstick tree' in India, 'mulunggay' in the Phillipines, and also known as 'saijan' in Trinidad. Biblical texts even refer to moringa tree as 'the miracle tree' for it's impressive list of health benefits.
Moringa grows very well in Tampa, Fl, where Kendrick hand-makes the variety of products that can be made from harvesting the moringa tree's abundantly nutritious leaves and seeds. Every part of the moringa tree can be utilized for many different purposes.
Numa Nursery's most popular moringa product is the moringa + mint tea. A non-caffeinated leaf blend, mostly consisting of moringa leaves and a hint of mint leaves, to enhance the flavor, which also opens the pathways to receive moringa's miraculous health benefits.
The moringa + mint tea box is provided with 9 large reusable tea bags, each filled with moringa leaves and a sprinkle of mint. Simply, steep the tea bag in warm water, not boiling water, but warm to the touch, for about 5 minutes, which can even still extract the nutrients from the leaves. Steep each tea bag multiple times, on several occasions throughout the day, save the tea bag for another use by storing in the fridge, then add hot water when your ready to use it again. Dispose of the leaves after several uses, by making compost,
Add honey and lemon to the moringa + mint tea for additional flavor. Enjoy the tea warm or cold, prepared in the morning or evening, before or after meals. Re-use the empty tea bag over and over by re-filling it with Numa Nursery's moringa loose leaf moringa tea blends.
Moringa is a very effective anti-inflammatory, comparable to turmeric, which also comes from India. Numa Nursery combines both of these herbs together making the famous Moringa Spice, which makes an excellent curry dish. Sprinkle Moringa Spice on any meal, as a nutritional additive or additive flavor enhancer. To whip up a curry dish, make a stir-fry with your choice of veggies, then add coconut milk and mix a generous sprinkle of Moringa Spice in a pan to enjoy. Enjoy Moringa Spice with a simple snack, use as marinade or spice up a drink. Kendrick enjoys putting the Moringa spice on raw cucumbers with a little honey and sea-salt.
There are many references and resources online that provide 'credible' evidence to the benefits of the moringa tree. Kendrick is not a doctor and does not make claims that moringa can heal any condition.
Although, it has been stated that moringa can prevent or cure over 300 known illnesses and diseases, he recommends to speak with a healthcare physician before using moringa.
If and when you do decide to use moringa in your diet, Kendrick encourages you to shop local.
for more recipes and uses for moringa.
for 50% off your entire wholesale order and an opportunity to carry Numa Nursery products in your store.
There are several stores in Tampa Bay already carrying Numa Nursery's products.
Join the team of local, fresh moringa distributors selling products made by the moringa tree.
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Owned & Operated by Master Gardener | Permaculture Designer | Architect
Kendrick T. Henry, M.Arch.
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