South Florida’s first crop mob was at Verde Gardens and the task was to plant hundreds of fruit trees for the 3-acre food forest. We had over 50 RSVP’s, but due to the rain we had 30 committed people show up. We started by educating the beginners on how to properly plant fruit trees, taught about and built rain water barrels, and then we proceeded to plant about 300 hundred fruit trees. The crop mob was wrapped up with an amazing pulled BBQ jackfruit from Bambi and Sonia; or so I heard (not tasted), as I am a raw foodie. Keep reading!
If you are a Florida resident, or are currently visiting the South Florida area, you must attend the 2nd Annual Greater Everglades Community Food Summit. The week long event (September 29th – October 5th) starts with The Path to the Summit, continues onto The Gathering, and translates into your everyday life. It was designed by Earth Learning in 2010 in order to educate the community, encourage networking, unite community members, and to provide individuals with the strength and control of their local food shed. Keep Reading!