Michele Madison

It’s not every day that a Tallahasseean wins an international humanitarian award. Particularly if that Tallahasseean is an enterprising young woman who has yet to see her 30th birthday.

Tom Flanigan

The Leon County Library system was giving away vegetable seeds to anyone with a library card on Saturday, August 10. Patrons at the B.L. Perry Branch Library on South Adams Street were also getting expert help on how to tend their new gardens.

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Local governments would no longer be able to prevent residents from growing vegetable gardens in their front yard if a senate proposal becomes law.

Leon County

If you’ve ever thought of starting a home garden, but didn’t think you had the time, space or skill to do so, help is on the way. Local gardening experts are hosting a free, day-long series of gardening workshops for beginners later this month.

Seeds Are Back In Leon County Public Libraries

Jul 10, 2017
Leon County Public Libraries

When you think of the library, most immediately think of collections of books. But twice a year, Leon County public libraries offer a collection of seeds.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting kindergarten and third grade students from Roberts Elementary School. The students planted potatoes and learned about the garden.

Third grade teacher, Darlene Lowery says Roberts Elementary has a school garden of its own.

We’re loving it because in our science class we’re studying living things and watching seeds germinate,” Lowery says.

Goliath Davis IV

Local Tallahassee organizations are coming together to create and operate a class garden for Bond Elementary School fifth graders.

Soon Bond Elementary School fifth graders will be elbow-deep in dirt. The students will be working with a local non-profit organization, college volunteers and their teacher to learn about science outside of the classroom.

Perspectives: Gardening

May 27, 2014

Gardening is growing!  Whether ornamental or vegetal; backyard or commercial, the popularity of gardening continues to increase.  We get the dirt from: Ginger Nichols, park services specialist at Maclay Gardens; Lana Arnold master gardener with the Leon County Extension Office; neighborhood gardener Kristi Hatakka with the Damayan Garden Project; and Ten-Speed Greens Manager Claire Mitchell.