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'Tis the Season

It's that time of year: Folks ask me what I've been up to, and my consistent response is: "Gardens, gardens, gardens." Whether building and planting raised beds for folks who purchased Future Garden CouponsĀ or top-dressing and replanting with repeat customers, it's a wonderful whirlwind of business and plant growth. Here's a couple few pictures from the past week: Wendell, Nathan, and Bill - Piney...

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The Life!

Some days we get to live the life we imagined.Yesterday, I had the privilege of presenting on Community Gardening at the Second Harvest of the Big BendAnnual Agency Conference. Of the 150 or so agency partners (largely food pantry coordinators and volunteers), 35 folks attended my workshop. For starters, to demonstrate the inseparable link in my world-view between gardening and food security, I...

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A feast from a church garden's leftovers

Guest post by Lindsay, who's still in Tallahassee, still growing foodAbout 5 months ago, I took a bus down to Tallahassee just in time to plant a fall garden with the kids from Nathan's church. I learned how to plant collards, mustards, turnips, lettuce, and shallots, and then turned right around and taught kids--from preschoolers who were barely speaking right up to sweet, awkward 5th...

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"Food Pantry Has Fresh Mission" - Tallahassee Democrat

"On the corner of Meridian and John Knox roads, manna doesn't fall from the sky.But on the third Saturday of the month, upwards of 65 bags of groceries might fly out the door bringing sustenance to those in need, no questions asked. Faith Presbyterian Church and St. Stephen Lutheran Church, which are literally a stone's throw away from each other, have dubbed their food pantry Manna on Meridian in...

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