The Barefoot Gardener 

 

How to Garden using Permaculture or Where to Get It:  Organically, Naturally, in Central Florida, Greater Polk County, FL

Hello Garden Lovers..

Upcoming Events /Classes

What to Plant, When

Local Natural & Organic Source Directory 

 

WHAT:

What to Plant

Plant Reference

Edible Flowers

WHERE:

Seed Sources

HOW:

Soil

Composting

Garden Size

Raised Beds

Recommended Books

WHEN:

Planting Times

CARE:

Pest Control

Insect Reference

Plant Relationship

WHY, WHERE:

Locavoria

Local Resources

Milk

Our Famous  Recipes

Solar Cooking

Preserving Veggies

 

- A bit of our History -

About Us

Members Gardens

Contacts:

Peg Campbell
pegjeffcamp@yahoo.com

Leslie Zambito
plzambito@verizon.net

Tom Carroll
dawnlightsmile@yahoo.com

Business Corner

Everything I Really Need to Know, I Learned Growing Up on a Farm

Faith. I've watched the planting of tiny seeds and had the assurance that they would sprout and make a good crop. I've watched a newborn calf struggle to its feet and understood this fragile animal would grow into a productive cow.

Compassion. I've seen my Dad get off his tractor to move a bird's nest out of the way so he could cultivate the field.

Patience. I know everything happens according to nature's schedule. We can't speed it up or slow it down; we can only work within its constraints.

Source: Progressive Farmer Magazine -- a column written by Editor Jack Odle

"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
---Mohandas K. Ghandi

 

88.5 WMNF Sustainable Living Show with Jon Butts
Alternate Mondays -1:05 pm

 

 

 

 
 
    
 
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Barefoot Gardeners Media Section:

Barefoot in the Forefront..

Eco-Farm:  Freedom from Electric Bills -Do it in the Dirt on TV!  

Farmers' markets are cost-effective ways to shop- Scotty's in the News

Scotty's again in the News! - Lakeland Ledger

Before You Pull out Your Wallet ::
  • Who profits from this sale?
  • Are you buying this product from a national chain, or buying locally from an independent business, coop, or family farm?
  • Where was this item grown or made?
  • How far did it travel?
  • Were farmers' or workers' rights protected?
  • Did the producer receive a living wage?
  • Is it certified organic or Fair Trade?
  • Is the company making or selling
    this item socially responsible?
  • Is this product genuinely ecological & healthy?
  • What would be an organic, local, and Fair Trade or Fair Made alternative?

 

 

 

 


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She spins Spanish moss into beautiful blankets

 

Organic Health Updates

 

Consumer Union's 'NOT in my Food!'

Vermiculture - Interactive video for kids..

 

Superfoods' quarterback Tom Blueberry battling it out against Junk Foods running back "Big Mac."

Super Food Bowl