Ruskin Online Community Directory
Members of the Ruskin Commongood Chamber of eCommerce
The Inn at Little Harbor
Neighborhood Service Center
Ruskin Convention & Visitors Info
Tomato Heirloom Rainbow Blend Park Seed
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.
Ruskin Tomato & Heritage Festival
The first weekend in
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
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.