This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
The Importance of Soil Testing in Urban Gardening Communities are embracing urban agriculture and developing urban gardens on sites previously used for industrial and commercial purposes. In addition to the health benefits of gardening and fresh, local produce, a garden on formerly blighted land can become a new community asset with the potential to increase property values for adjacent properties, improve neighborhood aesthetics, and grow social capital and community pride. >> more
Help Us Help Others! All across the country, food banks and shelters are struggling to provide food for their low-income clients. Our home community of Butte, Montana, is no exception. In 2011, the Butte Community Food Bank distributed 1.25 million pounds of food, serving 24,887 people, including 6,405 children. The Head Start program served 227 families in 2011 and has a waiting list of still more needy families awaiting services.>>more