Central Florida’s Spring Guide to Edible Gardening By Ellen Rosado Looking to add some tasty vegetation alongside a colorful garden? Then look no further! Below are some simple guides to grow your own fresh plants for March, April, and May in Central Florida! Save gas and trips to the store by simply investing in these… Continue reading Central Florida’s Spring Guide to Edible Gardening
In this article, we’re going to give you an answer on can you make your own fertilizer. Organic gardening is as popular as always, and the methods we apply have a significant impact on our health as well as the health of the earth. There are a variety of all-natural garden fertilizers that may… Continue reading Can You Make Your Own Fertilizer?
Choosing the right greenhouse for your needs can sometimes be a daunting task. Many homeowners often end up wasting money on poorly designed greenhouses, which do not suit their growing needs. We’re here to give you tips on choosing the right greenhouse for you! There are several options available when purchasing a greenhouse. You might… Continue reading The Best Greenhouse For You: What to Consider
A Sustainable Yard: 6 Ways to Create a Paradise A sustainable yard can be one of the most valuable aspects of your home, and not just from a financial perspective. Having a yard means you have an incredible resource to improve the quality of your family’s life. With a little effort and investment, you can develop that… Continue reading A Sustainable Yard: 6 Ways to Create a Paradise
According to Almanac, companion gardening is growing plants together for the benefit for one or both plants2. For example, those practicing companion planting might plant flowers among crops to attract pollinators, benefiting the crops2. Companion Gardening Made Simple What are the Benefits of Companion Gardening? When grown in close proximity, there are a… Continue reading Companion Gardening 101
Stuffy noses, scratchy throats, upset stomachs – we have all been there. Just as we have all felt under the weather, most people also have their favorite at-home remedies. Most revolve around herbs, like my Italian father’s lemon thyme tea ; he swears it cures an upset stomach better than any over-the-counter solution. Herbs have… Continue reading Healing with Herbs : A Guide to Your Herbal First Aid Kit
During the First and Second World Wars, the concept of Victory Gardening or Victory Gardens, also known as War Gardens, was developed to provide food on the Home Front through urban and suburban agriculture. Victory Gardens were usually grown by individuals and families in their backyards to counter wartime food shortages. During the World Wars,… Continue reading The History of Victory Gardening, And Why We Should Bring Back Victory Gardens
Urban Sprawl is defined as “the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns, often characterized by low-density residential housing, single-use zoning, and increased reliance on the private automobile for transportation.”1 After World War II, the federal highway system was created and the Federal Housing Administration’s long-term housing construction and loans insurance program helped to promote urban sprawl.2 Then, the availability of trucking for freight transportation allowed for a manufacturing movement away from cities.2 Between the 1950s and 70s, the middle class left their cities for the suburbs -contributing to the disintegration of older cities, by the 80s, whose municipal governments could not fund services for their residents after the amount of tax collected shrunk, with businesses and wealthier families leaving.2 The suburbs were more aesthetically pleasing, and the land was “relatively inexpensive”1, and “some citizens moved to the suburbs to enjoy a lifestyle that was ostensibly closer to nature.”1
Community gardens are continuously growing in the City of Orlando. They provide a sense of community, food, and positively contribute to protecting the environment. A community garden can consist of one or several plots that grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the local community. In the City of Orlando, there are 16 community gardens, all… Continue reading Community Gardens: A Step in the Right Direction
The Florida Senate Bill 628 finds it “necessary to distinguish between farms on traditional rural farm land and the emerging trends towards urban agriculture”1 and has created a new program, the Urban Agriculture Pilot Project, under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The bill was approved by Governor DeSantis on June 17, 2021 and takes effect on July 1, 2021.1