Gardening

Chef Steve Stallone is pictured working in his garden.
Chelsea Stallone

Wednesday, April 14, would be a good time to pick up a shovel and some seeds, and start your homegrown bounty since it’s National Gardening Day.

Jeff Nesbit

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Jeff Nesbit, executive director of Climate Nexus and author of This Is The Way The World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Wave and Hurricanes are Converging on America (01:14).

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The University of North Florida aims to improve students’ health by selling produce grown on campus to its food provider, Chartwells.

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Summer heat is upon us and it’s a tricky time of year for gardeners.

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Homeowners thinking about overhauling their yards or patios can conserve while they renovate by using existing spaces to create new looks.

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If you’re a lover of flowers, or simply an agricultural enthusiast, the Garden Club of Jacksonville may be the place for you this weekend.

Once a month, the First Coast Connect Book Club features great reading suggestions from book blogger Stacey Goldring.

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Despite a society that seems to be more and more disconnected from the land, one local company is out to prove that you don't need a farm to get into gardening.

The Green Spot

Local farmers are taking the fear out of managing a year-round backyard garden with a program designed to educate people on the logistics of growing fresh produce.

Based at the Jacksonville Farmer's Market, The Green Spot takes an Earth-friendly approach to sustainability by showing people how to care for plants and introducing them to new and emerging gardening technologies.

"I show alternative methods of growing," said Carmel Mayo, owner of the Green Spot. "I teach folks what not to do; how to conserve water and the environment."

Jax Zoo & Gardens Hosts Garden Festival

May 17, 2013
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The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is providing guests access to plant vendors not normally open to the public.

The inaugural Garden Festival is Saturday, May 18, with general admission from 10:00am-4:00pm and a members preview from 9:00-10:00am.