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Today was the first day I spent alone hiking in our new hometown. Over the summer, we devoted our time to acclimating the children to the area…discovering waterfalls, picking berries, hiking trails and meeting neighbors. They started school last week, … Continue reading
We’re nearing the end of the school year. Kids can smell summer. We’ve worked hard all year, hands in the dirt, drenched in sweat and seaweed emulsion….my favorite combination. Who needs perfume? This week, we had a break from the … Continue reading
We picked some mighty tasty carrots today at the community garden. Our tomatoes, cukes, collards and basil are unstoppable. A line of kiddos begged for the cucumbers. Can’t top that.
Went to New Image to garden today, but Mother Nature decided on downpours. I grabbed two mammoth cucumbers and bolted.
I went to the feed store. Because I’m living out this fantasy of being some sort of a farmer. Small scale, doable garden teacher farmer. Define that. Anywho, I went in search of pine straw, elusive pine straw to mulch … Continue reading
The beds at New Image’s Community Garden got a much-needed facelift today! Gone are the rotted out wood planks and in their place, we’ve fashioned concrete block beds. A group effort resulted in four solid beds, measuring 160 square feet … Continue reading
Last week’s rain and this week’s sunshine have been the perfect recipe for an explosive week of growth at Herban Farms’ Community Garden. The tomatoes are spilling out of our beds, collards are the size of elephant ears; cucumber vines … Continue reading
Yesterday, we made ants on a log with celery, sunbutter and raisins. Delish. And then we planted the base of the celery in our garden beds. The kids are fascinated by kitchen gardening. We determined what would and would not … Continue reading
Our school has a wildflower patch along the front entryway. We planted it a few years ago with the help of the Florida Wildflower Association. It’s zero maintenance, drought tolerant, awesome for beneficials and eye-catching. After all of the bad … Continue reading