• October 4, 2020

    With restaurants, hotels, and schools either closed or functioning at limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, farmers across the nation are left with hundreds of millions of pounds of surplus food they have no choice but to destroy.  According to the New York Times, nearly four million gallons of milk are being poured into […]

  • January 17, 2020

    We all appreciate our beloved houseplants for their attractiveness, warmth and charm but they offer more than these superficial traits– they also improve the air we breathe. With an ongoing interest in improving air-quality in sealed environments, NASA has been researching our symbiotic relationship with plants for decades and has concluded “Both plant leaves and […]

  • January 16, 2020

    Honey bees are one of the most important factors to our ecological stability. Their populations have been dying off at an alarming rate since 2007. One of the main contributors to the dying bee population is the widespread of varroa mites that attack honey bees carrying several different viruses are debilitating to our bees. Another […]

  • November 13, 2019

    Did you know the inside of your home is three times more polluted than the outdoors? Surprisingly, one of the main reasons for this problem is the very products we use to keep it clean. Why? Cleaning agents are full of toxic chemicals that not only harm us, but our environment and freshwater resources. For […]

  • September 9, 2019

    For years, China purchased 70% of the world’s recyclables and repurposed them for profit.  Put another way, they accepted seven million tons of recyclables annually, 700,000 tons from the US alone.  However, in January of 2019 they reduced the amount of imported recyclables to less than one percent of the amount they took in 2016 […]

  • January 8, 2019

    Every FFGC member should see “The Swamp” by PBS American Experience for the history of what man has done to our natural resource! The Everglades is not a Swamp but a “River of Grass” and the lifeline to all Floridians, water! PBS VIDEO:  https://www.pbs.org/video/the-swamp-ij97wu/ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlt9hENFVM 

2020 – 2021 Theme “Gardening Alone/Together”