Join Kenny Coogan and Anni Ellis for the Sustainable Living show, here on your community supported radio station, WMNF Tampa. On Sustainable Living, they bring you conversations with local experts on sustainable topics.
Join them every Monday morning at 11 in their talks about alternative energy sources, organic gardening, farming and everything in between. Sustainability is a balance of people, profit, and planet. Together we will make a difference. Remember if you are looking for someone to save the world, look in a mirror.
Kenny Coogan has a Master’s Degree in Global Sustainability and is passionate about Florida’s wildlife and plants. His professional experience with carnivorous plants started fifteen years ago when he cofounded the Western New York Carnivorous Plant club. Since then he has moved to Florida to teach middle school science and agriculture. He was awarded the Best Beginning Science Teacher for the state of Florida. He has published over 400 articles on pets, livestock, and gardening for publications including Countryside, Hobby Farms, Chickens, Backyard Poultry, and Florida Gardening magazines. Coogan is an active member with the International Carnivorous Plant Society, serving as the Education Director. He now runs a successful carnivorous plant nursery in Tampa, Florida.
Anni Ellis has been a gardener for 50 years. She started reducing waste 40 and recycling nearly 35 years ago. She has lived and traveled internationally building gardens everywhere along the way. She has been an artist all her life and educated in fine art. These interested were parlayed together 25 years ago into a garden design/ exterior architecture business. She is the owner/ operator of Anni Ellis Garden Design Inc. and encourages sustainable practices for all her clients and associates.
She has lived in her nearly 100 year old Mediterranean home for 25 years and exclusively grows organically. Composting is on site and gardens grow using no chemical fertilizers,pesticides, herbicides nor fungicides. Anni also won the 2020 Waterwise award for Hillsborough County
Nearly all her property holds fruit trees, perennial and annual vegetables filled in with native plants for pollination. The area is also a certified wildlife habitat.
She is currently president of her garden club, Rose Circle and continues to work on keeping garden tours and teaching opportunities alive, in person, online and various medias.
“ Being passionate about the environment lifts us all up to a greater good”