Trying to turn your brown thumb into a green thumb?
Try out Osceola CSA Rent-a-Row, a great way to learn how to grow vegetables naturally and successfully in Florida. Take advantage of an established farm with over 4 years of soil enrichment; timed irrigation; use of tools and wash area; and cuttings of over 10 types of fresh herbs. In addition, you will receive advice for planning your row; personal help during the growing season as to how to plant, thin, weed, cultivate, and harvest; information on gardening naturally; and a community of like minded people to share thoughts and successes with. Soon you will feel confident to be growing in your backyard. Visit their website for more information and to fill out an application. The first meeting for those signed up will be July 7th, and there is limited availability.
Here are some comments from last season's rent a rows:
"The good feeling that I had pulling up to the garden and seeing everyone working their rows. It was fun to see the different plants growing and what each individual planted. There is something about seeing the harvest of your work and is really indescribable. It is very rewarding and pretty much therapeutic for me and a chance to do something with my grandkids that hopefully they will remember and grab hold of."
"My daughter and I loved doing the garden together. You can't get a better bonding time... working together, talking together, and eating all the yummy veggies together! We will forever remember those memories!"
"I had a delightful experience gardening this spring, with my 2 1/2 rent-a-rows alongside the community garden. I loved designing my own garden and taking responsibility for my little patch of earth, but also having Nancy's expert advice, watering, tilling, and other support. It was the best of both worlds for me. In fact, Saturday mornings became one of the highlights of my week. Hard work, fresh air,sunshine, connection with the earth, and amiable people--all combined to brighten my day and lift my spirit. I call it 'agra-therapy'."