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 Ruskin, Florida 33570

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Read about the Ruskin Community Plan which includes goals for downtown Ruskin; economic development; environment; culture & history; education; College Avenue; transportation; parks & open space and public facilities & services.

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Ruskin Tomato & Heritage Festival
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In 1910 Dr. George Miller founded a Ruskin College here in what would later become the community of Ruskin. It was founded on the principle of combining intellectual endeavors with manual labor, based on the philosophy of Victorian Englishman John Ruskin who fiercely attacked the worst aspects of industrialization, and actively promoted art education and museums for the working classes.

Although the school closed during World War I, cooperative governance of Ruskin continued many years under the Commongood Society.

Over the years, vegetable farming became a most important industry in Ruskin. With miles of riverfront, bay shoreline and estuaries Ruskin is also a Mecca for boating, fishing & for experiencing the ecology of SouthShore Tampa Bay's wetlands.

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