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
During National Pollinator Week last month, the UCF Arboretum hosted a bee condo building event to showcase just how easy it is to help pollinators thrive in your own garden by providing a home for them. It was a typical hot and sunny summer day here in Central Florida, but that didn’t stop numerous students,… Continue reading The Buzz about Bee Condos!
The real cost of food doesn’t only involve our actual money, but it can also cost us our local farmers, our community, our environment and our own health. How are we going to compromise on our own food but have it affect some of the most valuable and priceless things in our lives? Our chase… Continue reading The Real Cost of Food
On every corner of urbanized communities is a supermarket offering thousands of products and produce shipped from all over the world. While grocery stores are a convenient and inexpensive option for quick shopping, they do little to benefit the community economically and environmentally. There is also little information on where the produce comes from, and… Continue reading Why Local?