Garden

Make your own backyard wildlife garden

Make your own backyard wildlife garden

All living things have four basic needs for their habitat: fresh water to drink, food to eat, shelter and a place to raise young. Without these things they cannot thrive, and their species can be in danger of extinction. Each part of a ecosystem is dependent on the other parts to succeed. Read the full […]

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Snack time and lunch are always exciting parts of the day for kids at school. Would it be shocking to hear that students at our schools are choosing salad for their lunch? Would it be even crazier to hear they are eating salad made from plants they had planted and harvested themselves? That’s exactly what […]

Gardening cultivates young minds

Gardening cultivates young minds

Eva Anderson teaches the Voluntary PreSchool Program at the YMCA. Anderson, who has been teaching for 17 years, built her third school garden this spring with the 2016-2017 VPK class. “It was a fun job to do. I know the children are excited about it,” Anderson said. “Gardens in schools can teach children a lot. […]

Urban gardening

Urban gardening

“Part of the game is predicting the weather,” said Dr. Robert Randel of his vast urban garden located near Oriole Beach. This year, as you might guess, the above-average heat meant pepper plants galore. Randel had many different varieties covering the multiple beds he has crafted all around his property. It’s also delayed his planting […]

Eating well in Navarre

Eating well in Navarre

Does all of this talk about eating well and real food have you wondering how to do so in our particular area? Maybe growing your own urban garden is the answer. Dr. Robert Randel is a chiropractor in Gulf Breeze. With his urban garden, he feeds himself and others in the community. “Instead of having […]

Gardening for spring

Gardening for spring

With the last chance of frost behind us, it’s time to begin that beautiful home garden you’ve always dreamed about. In exchange for a small monetary investment and some elbow grease, you can have amazingly fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Even for those who have little or no experience, growing your own garden can be […]