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In Fort Myers, organic farming methods take root

By ANNABELLE TOMETICH – Associated Press, FORT MYERS, Fla. AP – Florida Urban Organics occupies less than an acre on the industrial outskirts of downtown Fort Myers. The farm’s neighbors include a scrap-metal recycling center and an auto body shop. A granite store sits in front of its aquaponics greenhouse. Leafy tiers of hydroponically grown …Read More

Summer Garden Tips

By Melodie Metje, The dog days of summer see thriving warm season crops-tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, sweet potatoes, peppers and Mediterranean herbs. To keep your harvests at their peak, there are few simple things you can do for your garden. 7 Summer Garden Tips 1. Harvest frequently! Plants are in the business of reproducing. …Read More

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement

By Crystal Stevens, Eating locally is a vitally important way each of us can contribute to a more sustainable community and food shed. Based on the Permaculture Zone Principles, charted in a bull’s eye pattern, each circle represents sustainable ways to access food in our own communities. According to these principles, it is best to grow …Read More