Monthly Archives: May 2010
|May 28, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, News|
This week we are launching a new campaign just in time for grilling on Memorial Day – Fresh from Florida Chicken! Of course “Fresh from Florida” chicken isn’t just any chicken… It’s fresh. If you’re from my neck of the woods (Northeast Florida), you are probably familiar with all the chicken houses in the area. […] continue reading
|May 27, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, Horticulture, Produce|
When will I get some tomatoes?! Every day I see little successes in my container garden and am so happy with the progress (and the not killing of) my plants but I would like some tomatoes now, please. Tonight, though, I’m making good use of my lovely oregano when I make a delicious Greek-inspired chicken […] continue reading
|May 26, 2010||Posted by admin under Business|
Yesterday I did an overview of what Foursquare is and how it works. The great thing about Foursquare is it’s free to use and growing in popularity. Just like Facebook and Twitter, Foursquare has social networking components, but it also uses location based services (simply put – GPS) to function when you check in at […] continue reading
|May 25, 2010||Posted by admin under Business|
Chances are you’ve heard a lot of talk recently about “location based services.” What is that exactly? It’s an information/entertainment service (application) used on a mobile phone that utilizes your location to make the application work. One of the most popular applications that uses a location based service is called Foursquare. Foursquare is: “A cross […] continue reading
|May 21, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Horticulture, Produce|
I can’t believe how much my container garden has grown this last week! When I first planted the cherry tomato with the big stake next to it, it was a bit comical looking. Now three weeks later it is the cherry tomato jungle overtaking the stake. The next step is deciding whether to buy another […] continue reading
|May 19, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Seafood, Uncategorized|
The community of Panacea wants to invite you to the Rock the Dock Annual Fishing Tournament May 22-23. With the current oil leak, small fishing communities are relying on your continued support to make it thru with all the seafood misconceptions out there. Because of these false impressions, our state’s commercial fishing industry is suffering […] continue reading
|May 18, 2010||Posted by admin under Uncategorized|
Many of us are surprised when we realize how little some of our school children know about Florida agriculture. Chef Justin and I taught a group of 4th and 5th grade students last week. Many of them thought we just grew oranges. But after some quick and easy hands-on nutrition lessons using avocados, celery, strawberries, […] continue reading
Many of us are surprised when we realize how little some of our school children know about Florida agriculture. Chef Justin and I taught a group of 4th and 5th grade students last week. Many of them thought we just grew oranges.
But after some quick and easy hands-on nutrition lessons using avocados, celery, strawberries, watermelon and blueberries (we made smoothies, fruit kabobs and a tasty guacamole dish) they became some of our greatest agriculture supporters. They learned what we grow in Florida and why we need what our farmers grow. Many wanted to make those recipes at home. And they were eager to ask their moms to buy fresh Florida fruit and veggies at the next grocery store visit.
But I can’t make smoothies for every child in Florida. I’m tired just thinking about it. We need Florida’s k-12 teachers to help us.
That’s why Florida teachers who teach any subject in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s 2010 State Teacher and Volunteer Workshop. This event will be held June 17-19 at the TradeWinds Beach Resort on St. Petersburg Beach.
It will be a great opportunity to meet with many varied Florida agriculture industry volunteers and representatives from all over the state in an exciting three-day workshop. Teachers will receive lessons and activities geared to classroom and field trip settings.
Agriculture industry participants will receive instruction on how to make public presentations about agriculture and agriculture-related industries for field trips and farm tours.
So everyone is invited: teachers, members of our agriculture industry, or any volunteer who cares about Florida agriculture. If you believe the next generation should care as well, please attend this event.