December in the Florida Garden

December is the most wonderful time of the year to garden in the Sunshine state. There are many reasons for this. First, the weather is much cooler and the humidity tends to be lower. Most all of the flowers that we loved to grow up north now can be grown down here (at least for…

3 Quick and Easy Holiday Workout Ideas

It’s that time of year again: holiday season. With all the traveling, shopping for gifts, spending time with family, taking time away from work, and then catching up with everything once you return to the office, it’s not really the best time to make progress in your training regimen. If you can great, more power…

8 Things to Know About Living in Tallahassee

Located in the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is the largest city in the region—and there are plenty of reasons why the state capital continues to grow. The area may not be as tourist-heavy as Miami or Orlando, but those in-the-know understand that living in Tallahassee comes with great benefits you won’t find elsewhere. Here are a few things you…

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

The strategies below will help you save energy, save money, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the…

Five crops to harvest in November

While the main autumn harvest may be over, November brings the start of winter crops. As well as harvesting larger crops like swedes, cabbages and cauliflowers, you can also both sow and harvest quick-growing winter veg like spinach and Japanese brassicas such as mizuna. Take a look at five crops to harvest in November.  …

10 Green Halloween Tips

1.Decorations. Instead of buying materials for decorations, gather supplies, arts and crafts throughout the year. Examples include: Turn stockings with runs into spider-webbing Paint foam peanuts (packing materials) and turn them into worms Clean Styrofoam and make Halloween masks Turn cardboard boxes into tombstones Make other creative decorations from netting from bags of oranges, cotton…

Where the Suburbs Meet the Farm

Could “agrihoods” be the key to a happier life? Along the banks of North Carolina’s French Broad River, seven miles outside of Asheville, the very first neighbors in a housing development called Olivette have shuffled their furniture and boxes out of moving trucks and into their brand-new homes. These buyers weren’t drawn by the golf…

Jonathan Tilley Hired as Pine Dove Farm Manager

      Pine Dove Farm – Tallahassee’s first and only Planned Agricultural Community – has appointed Jonathan Tilley to be its new farm manager, allowing him to take the lead in creating systems of conservation practices and sustainable farming within the community.      Prior to taking this position, Tilley, along with his wife…