Compost Happens! Free Workshop Saturday, July 8

Home composting of yard waste and select kitchen waste takes materials that could wind up in a landfill and converts it into compost, a useful product for our South Florida gardens. It also avoids the energy and carbon emissions associated with transportation of this material to a centralized final disposal site. Anything that was a plant can

“Learn About Composting” Day

Yes, there really is an annual “National Learn About Composting Day” and it is today. Created in 2011, the originator explained his reasons: As a Boy Scout leader, this author follows the Boy Scout motto “Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle”. Composting is a great way to re-use a wide range of things that otherwise would go unnecessarily into

Underline Linear Park – Public Meeting November 9th

Friends of the Underline invite you to attend the third and final public meeting to discuss The Underline’s master plan. Input from “residents living within a half-mile of the future Underline corridor from the Miami River, north of the Brickell Metrorail Station to Dadeland South Metrorail stations” is particularly sought. The James Corner Field Operations

Last Chance to Adopt-A-Tree This Year

Just a reminder that Sunday, September 14, from 9:00 to noon is the last Adopt-A-Tree day for the year. Sunday’s event takes place at Miami Dade College North Campus, located at 11380 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33167.

What Does “Organic” Really Mean

How does a food product earn the “organic” label? What makes farmland “organic”? These and other questions answered with this excellent, simple-to-read infographic from Loku: by Loku.

Top Twelve Reasons to Adopt-a-Tree from Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County, long known for its famous beaches and warm winters, is surprisingly lacking in any significant tree cover. A 2008 tree cover analysis by University of Florida and the county’s Environment Resources Management department showed that Miami-Dade’s urban areas averaged only 12% tree cover. By way of comparison, other urban areas in the country

Every School Should Have A Garden

Love this graphic from Grow Food Not Lawns and it reminded me of a Miami Herald article I read earlier this year about Leewood K-8 Center public school in Miami. Seventh-grade science teacher, Angela Holbrook, started the project with her class August 2012. They planted an organic food garden near their classroom, and students from

Top Five Simple Green Trends in US Households

Top Five Green Trends This Week: Egg Shells and Gardens (via U.S. Green Technology) For help with writing your resume, networking with employers, and finding your perfect energy job, visit the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology right away! Yes, we all have been taught the three R’s required to create a healthy planet

When Kids Grow Kale, Kids Eat Kale

“When Kids Grow Kale, Kids Eat Kale.” That is one of the many seeds of wisdom found in this TED Talk by Ron Finley, “a guerrilla gardener” in South Central Los Angeles. “Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance,