We are close to reaching the beginning of a new history in south Florida. Last month the Florida Farm Bureau & Grocery Manufacturers Association, presented to the Sustainability Advisory Board of Ft. Lauderdale that we should not label “Genetically Engineered Foods” on a local level. They pushed that we label on a federal level and support a bill labeled HR 4432 aka “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”. The name of this bill is .
Ft Lauderdale Fight For Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods! WHEN: Tuesday June 3rd @ 6PM WHERE: FT LAUDERDALE City Hall, 100 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Your support has made this farm thrive and now we want to harness that momentum to secure safe food for all of our families We need to see everyone that has ever been touched by the farm with their families at the City of Ft Lauderdale Commissioners .
FREE RSVP via Eventbrite: http://thofair.eventbrite.com/ Join us at Treehugger Organic Farms for the last Market Fair of the season. Let’s give thanks for the abundance and celebrate with our beautiful community!. Free farm tours, great music, friendly vendors, beautiful vibes! If you RSVP to this event (FREE) you will be entered into a $50 voucher raffle, available only to people who RSVP online. Voucher will redeemable to buy merchandise from any of our vendors .
“Managing Your Permaculture Lot and Designing With Edges” Permaculture Miami and Treehugger Organic Farms are teaming up to teach a half day, hands on course as part of the Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate. Come out and get in depth on the planning, management, successes and failures of the first year at Treehugger Farms. We’ll work together to design and transform an integral piece of the farm, focusing on the role and value of edges .
The first blog post I personally wanted to write about was the farm growth. To witness the changes that have happened on this project since the starting back in January are unimaginable. To be aware of the information this land has been teaching us since our first arrival is outstanding. So much has happened and so much continues to happen every single day. Just wait to see the photos of what we have been .
This Summer has been engaging to say the least. So many friends new and old stopped by the farm for stimulating classes, hands-on workshops, a rousing documentary night, and countless potluck dinners. Paula Diaz taught us all about the magical, medicinal properties of Elderberry. A portion of the syrups created in Paula’s workshop went on to flavor Elderberry honey wine in Sam’s mead making class. Permaculture guru Marcus Thompson brought his Permaculture Design Course to .
Maybe you have heard us talk about it when you passed by the farm last, or came to our recent movie night, or just randomly came across this new concept: Community Supported Agriculture. So what’s the deal? Seeing as we are starting to plan our very first CSA (super excited!) I have been giving this a lot of thought myself. By definition CSA is an alternative, locally-based ecomonic model .
The majority of South Floridians are familiar with the invasive Melaleuca tree. It was planted by the Amy Corps of Engineers throughout major swamp areas back in the late 1960’s in an effort to dry out those areas for development. Melaleuca is known for its ability to absorb water, over 100 gallons per day! What they didn’t perceive was its ability to out compete native species and take over the landscape. Impossible to eradicate it has become a nuisance .