Energy exists all around us.1 Good permaculture designs consider how to best utilize these forms of energy which have vast potential. For permaculture design principle #2, we will explore the types of energy that may be present around us and the variety of ways to capture and store this energy. In the process of permaculture… Continue reading Permaculture Design Principle #2: 5 Energy Stores
Florida is an ideal location for growing a wide variety of crops due to its warm and humid climate. One such crop that has gained popularity in recent years is the ube, also known as purple yam. Although traditionally grown in the Philippines, the ube has found a new home in Florida’s zone 9b. In… Continue reading Grow Ube in Florida!
Modern farming practices can deplete the land of minerals, create pollution, cause loss of biodiversity and wildlife as well as produce less nutrient rich foods.1 These practices are productive for large short-term gains, but eventually we rob ourselves of using the land productively in the future. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We… Continue reading Permaculture Design Principle #1: Observations
The winter months are approaching, but here in Florida, your home gardening plans don’t need to be put on pause! The good part of Florida winters being mild in temperature is that there are still many vegetable options to choose from. If you are looking for some edible garden ideas, below are some vegetables, starches,… Continue reading Central Florida’s Winter Guide to Edible Gardening
You may not realize it, but your garden has the potential to revitalize your community and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Your bumper crop of carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries can find a happy home in food banks, homes for the elderly, and other community support services. Becoming a food bank gardener takes… Continue reading Food Bank Gardening: What You Should Know
Time spent in a garden reaps so many benefits. The scents of sweet flowers and rich earth fill your nostrils. Dancing butterflies and bees delight your spirit. While a garden implies work, that work can create a priceless sense of wellness and serenity. What is your reason for wanting a garden? Do you want… Continue reading Sustainable Landscaping
Before starting a landscaping project, or home garden, it is important to consider where you will buy the supplies. It is really beneficial to purchase from local growers and nurseries. By doing so, you support the local community. You are also benefiting the environment by buying nursery plants that are grown for your area. … Continue reading Florida Nursery Guide: Where to Buy Plants
Do you ever wonder what is the best way to care for a bamboo plant? Find out what the profession recommends in this matter. What is The Best Way to Care For a Bamboo Plant? 6 Key Things to Pay Attention To Did you know that the bamboo plants are a symbol of luck and… Continue reading What is the Best Way to Care for a Bamboo Plant?
It’s that time of year again! The days are longer and the temperature is hotter. If you’re looking to spruce up your lawn or grow fresh produce of your own, then this is the blog for you! When beginning your garden journey, it is important to identify your garden goals. Do you want to… Continue reading Central Florida’s Summer Guide to Edible Gardening
Central Florida’s Fall Guide to Edible Gardening By Ellen Rosado Interested in making your fall more edible through your own backyard or garden? Look no further! Below is a simple guide to growing your own fresh fruits and vegetables in September, October, and November in Central Florida. Save money on trips to the grocery store… Continue reading Central Florida’s Fall Guide to Edible Gardening