1/4 ACRE FOOD FOREST (Saint Pete, Fl)

The videos below document May - August 2018:  18 months into the conversion of a typical urban lawn into an abundant food forest.   As of September 2018, the following trees and other perennials were growing on the property:  Avocado, Macadamia Nut, 3 varieties of figs, Papaya,  Moringa, Strawberry Guava, Sapote, Everbearing Mulberry, Jack Fruit, Lemon,… Continue reading 1/4 ACRE FOOD FOREST (Saint Pete, Fl)


I spent the first week of April, 2016 volunteering at Circle T Farms in Brooksville, Florida--a newly forming 10 acre Permaculture Farm which (among other features) will include a large market garden, education center, and Forest Garden. Since Circle T is still in its initial phases of design/implementation, I actually got to help plant some… Continue reading FOOD FOREST & COMPANION PLANTING IN BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA


During the summer of 2015, I consulted with a non-profit organization in Central Florida that manages eight elementary schoolyard gardens.  Their mission:  " to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues". In pursuit of this goal, volunteers and staff members provide students and their families with opportunities for hands-on learning in… Continue reading SCHOOLYARD PERMACULTURE

Placemaking 2015: Gulfport Community Garden

Mother Mana's 2014 New Year's Resolution was to help transform an empty, unused city lot in Gulfport, Florida into a beautiful, abundant space. --A space for growing food, kinship, culture, and greater self-sufficiency. 2014 has officially come and gone, and we are happy to report that our (collective) envisioned transformation of that vacant city lot… Continue reading Placemaking 2015: Gulfport Community Garden