Top 12 Asian Edibles to Grow in Florida

Every year I teach my students about native, nonnative and invasive species. They are always surprised to learn that the ubiquitous citrus is a nonnative from Australasia, being domesticated in Asia a few thousand years ago. Last June when...

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Sketchbook Circle Project

A sketchbook circle projects is a year-long collaborative venture that encourages artists to make time for their art and share it with their friends. Reach out to friends this year and start one yourself! In a year you will...

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South African Adventures

Shark Cage Diving KZN was awesome! Owner, John Miller a pioneer in Shark Cage Diving in KwaZulu Natal area of South Africa gave us an incredible adventure. Check it out. You can read the whole story here. Heritage Tours...

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Growing Vertical

Earlier this week I presented at the Hillsborough County STEM Academy about growing vertical. I gave a summary of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lesson titled, “Vertical Farming: How to Feed 9 Billion People.” The lesson is...

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Reducing Weeds Organically

When Nate Chetelat from Gnarly Farms, an urban homestead in Tampa, Fl., came over and told me that my pond area was being overrun by gotu kola I was upset. Not because I had a weed problem, but because...

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Space Saving Herbs

Space Saving Herbs If you could only grow one group of edibles, herbs should be at the top of your list, due to their versatility in the kitchen. They are also easy to grow, due to their forgiving nature...

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Gardening with Mulch

Mulches, in addition to adding aesthetics, provide many benefits to our gardens. They suppress weed growth, retain water and nutrients in the soil, moderate soil temperature and control erosion. Additionally, organic mulches break down and improve the soil by...

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