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Update from MSF Director Phil Reasons

Update from MSF Director Phil Reasons

Well spring has sprung! We are busy getting our seedlings ready for the summer growing season here in Central Florida. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers are all getting ready to unite with the earths nutrients and produce their fruit. This has always been a fun time of the year for me. I love to witness this cycle ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

Reaching the Next Generation of Farmers

Reaching the Next Generation of Farmers

As Morning Star Fishermen continues to grow we recognize that bringing up the next generation of farmers is just as important as sharing our passion for sustainable farming with the world. Earlier this year Lindsey Luttrell was named the new Youth Director in charge of identifying several different youth programs each designed to instill the ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

Camp Fire USA Volunteers at Morning Star Fishermen

Camp Fire USA Volunteers at Morning Star Fishermen

Camp Fire USA is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations, currently serving nearly 750,000 children and youth annually. Camp Fire USA, with national headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., provides all-inclusive, coeducational programs in hundreds of communities across the United States. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire USA’s outcome-based programs include youth leadership, self-reliance, ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

How to Make Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles

How to Make Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles

A short introduction to making candles with beeswax a few years back was an inspiration enough to dabble with my own candle dipping project on a hot August day. Honey harvest of the season is in progress, with some coming in July, and the final collection in mid August after which point bees will be ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

75 Ways to Live More Sustainably in 2013

75 Ways to Live More Sustainably in 2013

Don’t forget to take stock of your environmental impact as you are evaluating your life choices. I’ve made a simple list with some ideas for you. Hopefully you are doing some already. I certainly am not doing all of these yet, but maybe one day! Start reading the labels on your food. If the ingredients ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

FREE Gardening Guide App from Mother Earth News

FREE Gardening Guide App from Mother Earth News

Gardeners, rejoice! You can now have all the gardening info you need right out in the garden on your mobile device. MOTHER EARTH NEWS is excited to announce our new Food Gardening Guide iPhone/iPad app, which provides detailed information on growing many major garden crops, including tomatoes, peppers, corn, onions, garlic, spinach, squash, melons, radishes, lettuce, ...

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30 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

Meet Dave, a student at the University of Florida

Meet Dave, a student at the University of Florida

First off, allow me to introduce myself:  My name is Dave Wistocki. Far more importantly, however, I am on a mission to eradicate the very idea of “world hunger”. As an accounting and entrepreneurship student at The University of Tampa (UT) who finds a comfortable spot in the public health arena, I naturally gravitate towards ...

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29 Mar Posted by in News | Comments

Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip

Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip

Everything I know about getting a party started right, I learned at Houston’s restaurant in Atlanta. No kidding. Its creamy, bubbling spinach and artichoke dip was a must on date night in high school, and these days it’s the dish that even the snobbiest of food snobs can’t resist. I’ll whip it up for friends and, no ...

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What is Passive Solar? Why use it?

What is Passive Solar? Why use it?

  What is passive solar? Passive solar is pretty simple. The solar part is obvious: It refers to the sun. The passive part means it works without any mechanical devices, added energy inputs or efforts from the occupants. It basically heats itself by smart design. http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/stories/heres-how-passive-solar-energy-works Typically in a passive solar design, the sun shines ...

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Destructive Storm

Destructive Storm

October of 2012 we installed a new cover on our greenhouse, it allowed more light and the greenhouse greatly improved. Unfortunately a tropical storm blew through our town on Sunday the 24th, 2013 and shredded the new roof. The storm was so severe that “a wind gust of 86 mph was recorded at Orlando International ...

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