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Spin It

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

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Carrots

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.

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Hay, Hay, Hay.

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

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Regrouping and Rebuilding

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

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Herban Farms

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

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Week in Review

We’re at the peak of spring planting in Central Florida.  Our middle school garden class broke a sweat on Wednesday, planting a few tomato transplants, saving arugula seeds, watering cucumbers.  We sowed some sunflower seeds, a tiger’s eye mix.  The … Continue reading

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Radishes the size of baseballs!

The community garden at New Image Youth Center is bursting with produce, bursting I tell you.  Yesterday, I tended to the beds in the rain for a few hours; the rain and I were partners, cleansing the plants, nourishing them.  … Continue reading

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