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The story of last Friday

Last Friday I oversaw a September 11th memorial service project building, filling, and planting garden buckets for shut-in seniors-- so even those who can't bend too well, don't have much space, etc can grow a few vegetables to improve their diet. Volunteer Leon coordinated the entirety of the event that involved a memorial service plus two other service projects: emergency preparedness buckets...

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April in Pictures & Anecdotes

Sat., April 16th I taught a "Is it Too Late to Plant? Not Yet" food garden workshop at Esposito Garden Center.  Ralph, Esposito's owner graciously offered me a demonstration spot to showcase one of my 4x4 economy gardens.  Coming this fall, I plan to take him up on his offer. MIO demonstrating how to plant tomatoes. Below, in the Park at 9th and Terrace, you can see the city's smallest community...

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Just Finished

Amy (to whom this garden belongs) took the crew and I to dinner at Red Elephant after we'd finished. (A first for sure!) What a kind lady! Amy's been gardening since she was a child and this year sought to out-do the potato vine that has (for years) over-taken her in-ground food garden. With a preliminary tilling, a double layer of cardboard in the bottom of the beds, plus landscape fabric and...

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Edible Garden Tour

First, a few calendar events:"Stories of the Food Movement: where we are and where we want to go" -- 6:30pm, Mon., Feb 28th at the Main Library. Nathan Ballentine, Man in Overalls with Tallahassee Food Gardens will co-present with Mark Tancig from  Damayan & Tallahassee Food Policy Council and TJ Shaffer from Tallahassee Sustainability Group.  Click HERE for more info.Will Allen, MacArthur Genius,...

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Oakland's Food Justice

Last June, I got an email from Marcy Rosner, a native of Tallahassee that had been-- for a handful of years-- living in Oakland. She was back home for the month and hoped to find some volunteer opportunities with community gardens or some other volunteer urban ag project in Tallahassee. Eventually she linked up with Shelby Stec, an awesome FSU student that coordinates a garden at the Salvation...

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