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Spring has sprung here in Florida. To be honest, winter only stopped by for a day or two. It was extremely mild! The good news is I was able to grow tomatoes all winter long! I harvested over 4 1/2 pounds this week and there are many more that are almost ready too!
If you want to learn how to grow check out our workshops. Dates are published through April!
Due to the extreme weather some parts of the country are experiencing we will be invoking our Extreme Weather Shipping policy. We will be monitoring the situation decide tomorrow whether we need to delay shipping orders to some parts of the country. If you have placed an order that is due to ship tomorrow please check your email to see if your order has been affected.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, unfortunately we are unable to control Mother Nature.
It’s easy to forget how blessed we are. Whether it’s as simple as having food to eat or great people to share it with, if you don’t actively appreciate all of life’s little blessings they go unaccounted.
Here at Living Towers, we like to count our blessings. One of those blessings is our High School Helpers.
The program began in 2014. For the last 2 years, the entire ESE class from Eustis High School has come out to Living Towers for a work day. They grow their own Tower Gardens at school so they look forward to a larger experience.
They spend the day doing everything from planting lettuce and vegetable seeds to trimming and harvesting the produce. We decided that having smaller groups work regularly would offer more, educationally.
So for the last 3 months, we have had 4 students and a teacher’s aide come every Tuesday and Thursday to work for 2 hours. They learn every aspect of growing your own garden from seed to table. The skills they acquire are vast and varied.
They seed hundreds of plants, are in charge of watering the seedlings, plant new gardens, maintain the Towers by trimming and searching for pests, and clean and harvest the produce. They also bag the lettuce to be sent to the Food Banks.
One of the biggest hits for the kids is our recycling system. Every leaf goes to a table, compost pile or to feed the cows; they love the cows!
The kids have now started their own gardening club at school. In January, they will also start selling the produce they are growing to learn more about the business end as well.
The entire experience has been wonderful, educational, but most of all: FUN FOR ALL!
The students appreciate the opportunity to learn valuable skills and we appreciate the help. Thank you Eustis High School for sharing your incredible students with us and to the teacher’s aids that assist with this wonderful program!
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The tree is up, the neighborhood is lit and the kids finished school today. The holiday season is well under way. To ensure timely delivery of packages and to spend time with our family we have some important changes to tell you about.
It’s beautiful today. I’m sat on the front porch, the windows are open and there’s a cool breeze. It’s always bitter sweet for me at this time of the year. The towers love the cooler weather, my daughter loves the cooler weather, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner but it means that our fishing trips in the Atlantic are most likely over for 6 months or so. The seas are just too big!
Strawberries have made the EWGs Dirty Dozen list for at least 5 years and this year they topped the list! Yes, those bright red, sweet treats have been found to contain more pesticides than any other fruit or vegetable they tested!
But why should you be worried?
From the EWG website – Pesticides are toxic by design. They are created expressly to kill living organisms — insects, plants and fungi that are considered “pests.” Many pesticides pose health dangers to people. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world.
It’s, quite possibly, my favorite time of year to grow Towers in Florida. It’s not too hot to be outside, it’s not too cold that I have to worry about a frost. Bugs start to diminish, and crops just flourish! One crop in particular loves the cooler nights that we start to see in October. STRAWBERRIES! That means our strawberry seedlings will soon be ready.