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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

7/9/19: Front Yard Vegetable Gardens; Allergies; 'First Coast Connect' Book Club

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It’s now legal in Florida to grow a vegetable garden in your front yard. The new law is seen as a victory for urban gardeners and food activists working to fight hunger and food insecurity.

Nathan Ballentine, aka “The Man in Overalls,” a Jacksonville-based travelling urban farmer, entrepreneur, educator, and community organizer; and Michael Neff of Feeding Northeast Florida, joined us for a closer look. They also had tips on how to grow your own front yard vegetable garden.

Allergies

Summer in Florida means not just wilting heat, but also allergies. Dr. Paul Walker, a board-certified otolaryngologist - or ENT doctor - with Baptist ENT Specialists provided advice for folks struggling with allergies.

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Fill-in host Jessica Palombo with Stacey Goldring and her book club selections.

First Coast Connect Book Club

Stacey Goldring joined us with this month’s First Coast Connect Book Club selections - which will make you want to get outside and explore the Sunshine State’s flora and fauna.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.