Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has had environmentalist, beekeeping enthusiasts, and farmers concerned about the future of farming, and, well, food since 2006. Pollinators, including bees, are integral component to the health of our ecosystems; without them, much of the foods we eat have no way of ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale draws visitors from across the world for any number of reasons. Throughout the winter, tourists come in droves to enjoy to mild weather, sunshine, and great beaches. Unfortunately, the nice weather and large supply of tourists dried up a few weeks back. Luckily, this weekend the a ... More >>
I was taught that, for a farmer, weeds are Nature's support crops and are vital to a healthy system. Now, there is a point in the beginning of our cash crop's life where we have to fight for its little life and take down the weeds, but once the cash crop is big enough to not be overpowered by the we ... More >>
We all know vegetables are good for us, but what about sea vegetables like nori, wakame, kelp, and dulse? The next time you reach for a sushi roll, keep in mind that the dark green stuff is more than just a pretty wrapper for all that sticky rice and fish. It's also packed with essential vitamins an ... More >>
Flickr: melepixA winter scene in the Green Cay Wetlands, where the chill has thinned the canopy of Cypress trees.
Flickr: GregMatthewsA rare South Florida batch of red maple leaves.
The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!). Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>
[above, Pam RuBert’s quilt, "Banana Split Pose." See more here.] Argghh, I can't believe I'm going to miss this! And on my birthday! I leave for NYC Saturday morning -- will somebody PLEEEEEEASE pick me up some banana trees???? Gail Shepherd Tropical Fruit Tree Sale / South Florida Fairgrounds ... More >>
Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?
A historic property in Boca houses inspiring eats
Kick, punt, and pass the pigskin
A lush idyllic chunk of the Everglades was transformed by bulldozers and a huge tree-eating juggernaut
Broward or Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service
Wet Dreams of the Garden Variety
Why aren't palms trees and other timeless questions
Hatsume Fair at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
A tale of prison gardeners is this summer's sweetest feel-good comedy
Colee Hammock Park
The wide and welcoming branches of the baobab beckon our humble scribe
The slide lecture "Orchids of the Fakahatchee Strand"
Hacking trees in the subtropics is ecologically ugly. It's also illegal.
State workers are cutting down homeowners' citrus trees to save Florida's fruit industry. It's a South Florida chain saw massacre.
Jimmy Evert Tennis Center at Holiday Park
Quixotic inventor Jeff Kaplan's latest creation is an herbicide that rids the world of the terror known as ball moss
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
Determined to save his beloved Everglades, Chris Murch has become a melaleuca hit man
Living Color Garden Center
Patient Zero in the melaleuca plague is hiding out in plain sight in Davie