On Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, Claire Goforth guest-hosted. This week we discussed how the First Coast is being impacted and is preparing for the coronavirus. We also had The Man in Overalls with some tips on growing and harvesting tomatoes.
Editor's Note: Later in the day after this episode aired, Mayor Lenny Curry announced all city-owned public facilities are being shutdown and the indefinite suspension of gatherings and events in city-owned facilities.
Our guest were:
- Karen Mathis of the Jacksonville Daily Record
- Shelton Hull of Folio Weekly
- Radio Host Angela Spears of Angela Spears Communications
The Man in Overalls
Nathan Bellantine, also known as The Man in Overalls, is a local gardening consultant and educator with a blog. Over the last decade, he’s helped hundreds of locals realize their dream of green or green-ish thumb.
Nathan started growing food since he was 8-years-old. He uses his knowledge to design environmental and human-focused strategies to help people grow different food in the least amount of space possible.
Friday we discussed tomatoes, including how to prevent bugs from eating them and how to properly water and fertilize. We also covered when and where to plant and how much space you need to grow your groceries.
Amanda Brannon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 904-358-6317.