Growing Avocados in Florida

Spread the love“Is it expensive at the grocery store,” is one of the first questions I ask myself when deciding what edible plant to grow in my yard. It makes sense to grow and allot space for things that are...Continue reading

Top 12 Asian Edibles to Grow in Florida

Spread the loveEvery 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...Continue reading

Middle School Agriculture Multiple Choice Questions

Spread the loveDairy Production Video: This video addresses components of skills and principles used in dairy production. The student will be able to: 03.01 Explain the difference between breeds of dairy cattle. 03.02 Demonstrate knowledge of proper health and nutrition...

Sketchbook Circle Project

Spread the loveA 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...Continue reading

South African Adventures

Spread the loveShark 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. Heritage Tours and Safari’s hippo and croc cruise...Continue reading

Growing Vertical

Spread the loveEarlier 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...Continue reading

Reducing Weeds Organically

Spread the loveWhen 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...Continue reading

Space Saving Herbs

Spread the loveSpace 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...Continue reading

Gardening with Mulch

Spread the loveMulches, 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...Continue reading

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