Saturday, July 30, 2011

Seminole County Nursery and Farm


South Seminole Nursery and Farm sits on ten acres of land in the heart of Central Florida. My favorite part of the farm is the fact that it is environmentally friendly. For organic gardeners and farmers that is an important characteristic. Why settle for chemical pesticides when you can purchase organically grown plants that are safe for consumption. Another plus is that the nursery sells organic vegetables, fruit, and honey from bees at the farm! The food ranges from pineapple to corn and even local seminole pumpkins. I rely on South Seminole Nursery and Farm for most of my plants because of the variety they have and that they are organically grown.



This is the future gift and snack store. It will even be air conditioned for those who want to cool off after shopping for plants. It will be opening most likely in October. My book and hand made bracelets will be featured in the store!

Flowers and Fruit at the Nursery





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Long-tailed skipper

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Thank you for reading my entry on South Seminole farm and nursery.

Address: 2010 Lake Dr, Casselberry, FL 32707

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Simple Living Institute and the Econ Farm’s Garden


Tia Meer is the Simple Living Institute’s organization president. Tia and her husband on an environmentally friendly home located on the Econlockhatchee River, between UCF and Christmas. It is known as the Econ Farm, but without the barn animals you would normally imagine seeing. They do grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs though and own their own business called Homegrown Delights. In the blog entry before this one, I showed their compost class where we built a compost pile.


The plants start out under a canopy as seedlings. They have there own irrigation system.


Through the productivity of this rain barrel, the Meers collect water for irrigation. A pipe line connects the barrel to a second one to avoid it over flowing.


The composting toilet made with planks, reminds me of the decades old one at my Grandpa’s farm.


There are so many possibilities when it comes to gardening. This lettuce bed is kept irrigated through the use of a pipe sticking out of the side where water collects.


This cauliflower has a head!


Beans and tomatoes grow up a trellis made simply with sticks and strings.


Even Styrofoam gains new life at the farm. Anyone care for a strawberry from the sustainable berry patch?

To learn more about the Econ Farm and events at the Simple Living Institute please visit their website,