Hometown: Fern Park / Greater Orlando
August 25, 2011
In the late 70's, I helped build Miami Dade Community College's Environmental Demonstration Center. It was complete with windmill, gas appliances powered by methane gas from the center's sewage system. We also had solar panels. Working there was my first introduction to organic gardening. Earth Box allows me to pursue my dream of organic gardening. It cuts out much of the work and the plants are so healthy, they require little to no pesticides. This complements my busy schedule. See photos of the center http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/15376 http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/15377 http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/15379 http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/15378
Spring 2011 I started growing veggies in Earth Boxes. One EB has grown to 20+ boxes within one year. Pesticide free + organic fertilizer methods enhances my wellness and massage practice. restoredbytouch.com
I've enjoyed all the meetings--so many nice people and great information. Irene's presentation about the home made grow box was even better than I expected. She did much more than the grow boxes. The handouts she included about box building and community resources were terrific. Thanks, Irene!