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Guerilla Gardening, Bursts and Happy Hippies.

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

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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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Boxes of lettuce

Don’t get your food from a box. Unless you’re just reusing the box and filling it with fresh lettuce that you grew in your community garden, surrounded by your friends. Then, and only then, you may get your food from … Continue reading

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Heirloom Orange & Green Zebra Tomato!

Last summer, I visited the Florida School of Holistic Living’s Seed Bank. It is a comprehensive collection of heirloom seeds from Baker’s Creek, a gardener’s dream. We grew heirloom squash at New Image, calendula, sunflowers and, in my home garden, … Continue reading

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Tomato Chasers

Two years ago, we had this chicken living in our tomato bed at Herban Farms.  Not visiting, living.  She nested in the back of the bed, laid some eggs, fertilized the tomatoes for us.  Scared the daylight out of me … Continue reading

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Compost

At 10:00 this morning, we gathered at New Image’s Herban Farms, eager to plant our spring veggies.  My friends Jodi and Jan from Keep Orlando Beautiful and Green-Up Orlando organized the event, tailoring it to teaching us the benefits of … Continue reading

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