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Winter Vegetable Gardens

12/13/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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We started today’s program with the Executive Director of the Florida Organic Growers Association. Marty Mesh talked a little about FOG’s mission and some of the projects they’re involved in. Although a lot of folks disagree, Marty feels the Food Safety Bills that have been talked about for the last couple of years are the best we could come up with. These are coming up for vote in the US Senate.

Next up, our guests were with Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service. Jane Mors...

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Pecha Kucha: Envisioning a better Tampa Bay listen

11/08/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last Friday night local innovators shared some of their latest big ideas for transforming Tampa into a better city. This was the 8th time that the event, called Pecha Kucha, came to the Tampa Bay Area. At the Tampa Bay History Center, entrepreneurs, political candidates and young advocates for social justice attempted to make history with their visions to improve the Bay Area.

Architect Kenneth Cowart started this loca...

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Green Florida meets to discuss Tampa community garden ordinance listen

08/05/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The City of Tampa is considering a Community Garden Ordinance. Last night about a dozen people discussed the urban gardens and the city’s proposal at the Bamboozle Cafe in downtown Tampa.

Green Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a network of community gardens in the state of Florida. Andrea Hildebran:

"Community Gardens improve people's health, give people enjoyable outdoor exercise, it produces food, it gives people a way to get healthy food for ...

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In Seminole Heights, garden activists call for Food Not Lawns listen

07/26/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This weekend in Tampa marked the first official gathering of the local chapter of Food Not Lawns, an international movement dedicated to building communities by turning yards into edible gardens.

The movement began in 2006, as a grassroots gardening project in Eugene, Oregon and now has dozens of chapters in cities all over the world. The recently founded Tampa group, with over 60 members, meets twice a month for seed swapping, gardening workshops, and something called permablitzing. Natas...

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Spring Gardening Program

04/05/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our special guest today on the Sustainable Living program was Tampa’s premier vegetable farmer, Rick Martinez, founder of Sweetwater Organic Farm in West Tampa.

Sweetwater is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm where you can buy food shares from the farm, and volunteer to help grow the vegetables through-out the season. Rick answered a variety of questions from listeners.

Sweetwater is holding an Earth Day event at the farm on Saturday, April 17th, with a lot of farm relat...

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Summer Gardens: Tropical plants, veggies

07/28/08 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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John Starnes, St. Petersburg Times garden writer, rose breeder and edible plant guru joined co-host Debbie Butts, local farmer and self-proclaimed plant geek, to talk about summer vegetables and tropical edible plants. They also mentioned butterfly gardens and the Barefoot Gardener organic gardening (Yahoo) group (www.thebarefootgardener.org) that meets locally. As usual, they took calls and emails from listeners during the second half of the show.

At the beginning of the show co-host Jo...

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Sustainable Living: The conscious consumer

07/14/08 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Willow LaMonte, a local organic gardening avocate, is teaching classes on gardening. Willow gave a six-minute description of subjects covered and what's growing in her backyard. The special guest for the remainder of the program was Eric Haase, a local screenwritter, author, and creater of the Conscious Consumer Network. Eric talked about his near-death experience, which moved him to write the play Apocalypse Near, and the book with the same name.

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