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Grow Your Own Food - Q & A with the Man in Overalls
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Sep 16 2010, 4:52 am - By maninoveralls

Grow your own food.  Enjoy the bounty of fresh produce from your yard twelve months a year. Recreate the victory garden movement of the 1940's.  Localize yourdiet.  Beautify your yard.  Teach your children where their food comesfrom.  Protect the Environment.  Save money.

Just one problem.  You don't know how.

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Sep 24 2010, 3:13 am - Replied by: maninoveralls

There certainly are community gardens in the area.  How interestingly that you'd ask because, just today, I  put together a list to provide to 211 Big Bend and to the UF Extension Service so they can refer folks along to subscription community gardens (those are the ones where you can rent a plot in which to grow your own food).

Before I send you to my website to see the list of five Tallahassee-area subscription community gardens, I ought to share that there are two additional community gardens in the planning stages: one at the Walker Ford Community Center (Contact Daniel Dombrowski 891-1836) and one in Midtown at the Park at 9th and Terrace (Contact Aliki Moncrief 443-7609).  I'm walking both these communities through the community garden development process.  There are also whisperings of a community garden in Southwood.

Here's the link to the list of local community gardens.

If none of these suit your fancy, and you find that you want to create a garden, take a look at the American Community Gardening Association's website.  They have great start-up resources, models, advice... and most important: a step-by-step check-list to follow.  Let me know if you'd like to chat further on the subject.  Community Gardens are my passion.

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