Monthly Archive: July 2013

2013 – A Whacky Year for Vegetable Gardening

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat   Photo by Trevor Hylton. Photo 1 A bit of art added to a garden design.    July 26, 2013, Release for Tallahassee Democrat   By Glenn Mayne     2013 has been a very strange year for vegetable gardening.  Perhaps it was the extended cool spring, or the …

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Dwarf Plants That Don’t Stay Dwarf

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat July 26, 2013 By David MacManus   There are a many uses for low growing, compact shrubs that grow to a height of 3 feet or shorter, for our purposes, we will call them dwarf shrubs. Dwarf shrubs make an ideal addition to foundations, especially when there are low …

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USE ETHANOL-FREE FUEL IN YOUR SMALL ENGINES

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Deborah Lawson July 19, 2013, Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Deborah Lawson As seems to be the case with many things in this fast paced world, often politics and public relations sound bites prevail over science and factual information.  We are so excited to find solutions that …

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat July 5, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Pam Sawyer    It’s July and the rains are here.  And I’ve been thinking about water:  how vital it is to human existence, how much we love it, how little we value it, how resistant we are to reducing our use of it.  I guess in the …

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Rainwater Catchment and Use

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat                                                                                                                              July 5, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                  By Mark Tancig  Photos by Laura Ciociola: Four 55 gallon containers placed under roof eave. This 55 gallon container with a spigot is placed under the valley of a roof.     Collecting rainwater is a common practice often discussed by proponents of the Sustainability …

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