SCHOOLYARD PERMACULTURE

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During the summer of 2015, I consulted with a non-profit organization in Central Florida that manages eight (elementary) schoolyard gardens.  Their mission:  “ to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues”. In pursuit of this goal, … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Progress: Gulfport Community Garden

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In January, 2014 my partner Camille and I launched our first joint Placemaking project:   Redesigning and reviving Gulfport Florida’s Community Garden. The first step of the project was an announcement in the Gulfport Gabber inviting community members to gather and discuss the potentials of a … Continue reading

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Pond Installation / Edible Water Garden

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Monday, April 27, 2015 Yesterday I attended a Permablitz at the home of Permaculture Designer and teacher Koreen Breenan, where I learned (hands-on) how to install a small pond, which will ultimately serve as an Edible water garden First (on fairly … Continue reading

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VERMICOMPOSTING: COMPOSTING WITH WORMS

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February 21, 2015 we welcomed our newest garden members to the Gulfport Community Garden.:  dozens of Red Wiggler Worms. –These little guys are excellent decomposers, and are quickly going to turn our food waste into a nutrient rich soil amendment … Continue reading

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Placemaking 2015: Gulfport Community Garden

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Mother Mana’s 2014 New Year’s Resolution was to help transform an empty, unused city lot in Gulfport, Florida into a beautiful, abundant space. –A space for growing food, kinship, culture, and greater self-sufficiency. 2014 has officially come and gone, and … Continue reading

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Soil Biology Workshop: Feb 8, 2014

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February 8th 2014 Molly and Jacob–of the The Living Soil Compost Lab–will be visiting the Mother Mana Urban Farm to host a hands-on workshop on Cultivating the Soil Foodweb.  20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gulfport Community … Continue reading

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Placemaking 2014: Gulfport Community Garden

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My 2014 resolution is to help transform Gulfport Florida’s currently empty and unused community garden into a beautiful, abundant space which grows not just food, but also kinship, culture, and self-sufficiency…. Big changes are coming.  Big changes are here:  Peak … Continue reading

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