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Check it out!I've been working with the FL Dept of Ag to create a bunch of "How To" Food Gardening Videos.  For example: "How to build raised beds," "How to plant," "How to water," and all kind of other basics.  Below are a few to get your started.  For the rest (and for the ones still to be released), stay tuned to the Fresh for Florida Kids Youtube Channel. While I'm at it, I'll go ahead and...

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Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden

  My largest and most exciting project this spring has been the Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden at the Holland Building, downtown on Calhoun Street.Here are a couple pictures:The garden has received a lot of press:Florida Helps Mom with Age Old Message (Tampa Bay ch 10) Commissioner Putnam Opens Fresh for Florida Kids Food Garden (Capital Soup)Adam Putnam Plants Healthy Eating Gardens in...

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Tour of Spring

Front yard gardens, school gardens, community gardens, church gardens, workshops and iGrow Buckets... it all happens at once in the spring time.  Below is a sampling of what's been keeping Wendell and I busy the past several weeks.Fresh for Florida Kids Dept of Ag and Consumer Services (Holland Building) Garden(which is going to serve as the set for You Tube Food Garden Education clips to be...

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"Kate Sullivan Garden Moves to Phase Two" - Tallahassee Democrat Chronicle, 9/1/2011

"Kate Sullivan Garden Moves to Phase Two"Kelley Des Marais (special to the Chronicle)After months of planning by teachers, parents, school board members, Kate Sullivan Elementary School Garden Committee proudly announces the completion of phase one of the Community School Garden, completed on Aug. 19th.The finished garden is approximately 150 square feet including a spigot and three raised garden...

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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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