Tag: garden

How do I attract the “good bugs?”

Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it’s great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down a thick… Read More

Garden Education Grows in Community Garden

Figure 1: Stacey Struhar (FCS Agent), utilizing My Plate to teach portion control and how to balance a meal correctly with the Food Pyramid five food groups. Located in Resurrection Park off of Calle de Milagros (a/k/a Lock… Read More

Growing Minds…and Vegetables

It’s the end of the school year, which, to the Family Nutrition Program, means one main thing: garden harvests! We were invited to several of the garden harvest events at the schools, where the children pick the vegetables… Read More