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Nathan Ballentine - Man in Overalls
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Urban Farmer, Entrepreneur, Educator, and Community Organizer
Urban Farmer, Entrepreneur, Educator, and Community Organizer

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Man in Overalls - Back to Basics: What You Need to Know to Grow, The Big Picture
After making sure you've got adequate sunlight ,
the next two things necessary for food gardening success -- as any
kindergartner can tell you-- are good soil and, you guessed it, water.
These are your food growing basics: sunlight, soil, and water. Howe...

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Man in Overalls - Back to Basics: What You Need to Know to Grow, The Big Picture
To follow up on What You Need to Know to Grow, Part 1 ... After making sure you've got adequate sunlight ,
the next two things necessary for food gardening success -- as any
kindergartner can tell you-- are good soil and, you guessed it, water.
These are...

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Man in Overalls - Cafe/Market/Farms: A Growing Dream
It's time I let you in on a dream of mine. It's not fully formed, but neither can it still be understood merely as ingredients in the figurative kitchen cupboard. I think of it as a loaf of bread, not yet baked but certainly mixed and rising. In looking bac...

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Man in Overalls - Back to Basics: What you need to know to grow
Sunlight, y'all. You need sunlight to #GrowYourGroceries.  Sunlight, like this: This, on the other hand, is not a "nice spot" for your food garden: Photo courtesy James Willamor Yes, I jest, but only because I've encountered, truly, countless people for who...

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Man in Overalls - Back to Basics: What to Do When it Freezes in N FL
Planning for Spring I'm writing this quick note to let you know about the probable freeze tonight in north Florida .
Here's the short version: If you've got tender warm-season plants growing (think tomatoes, peppers,
cucumbers, squash, and the like), water...

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Man in Overalls - How to Start a School Garden: Design
Before you get to build your school garden like this, before you can help kids get their hands dirty like this,  or teach kids in your school garden like this, there are a few things you've got to take care of first. The #1 most important thing you've got t...

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Man in Overalls - How to Start a School Garden - build a team
Normany Village Elementary School Garden community build day You want to teach kids where their food comes from because if kids grow it, they'll be more likely to eat it , and since you hope to improve kids diets, offer a little exposure to the natural worl...

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Man In Overalls - Back to Basics: My Compost System
Composting, they say, is an art form. But, truth be told, I'm just too lazy for all that. My own compost philosophy is, "Crap rots in the woods, doesn't it?" But really. :) Whenever I think of home gardening systems, I always reflect back on my grandmother....

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Man in Overalls - #iVoted #iPlanted #GrowingInJax
Happy election day! Here it is 7pm, Tuesday night on Nov 8th, election day. By the time many of you read this, we'll have elected a new President and a whole slate of candidates. Whether you're aiming to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, proudly claim #ImWithHer, vot...

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It's back to Collards and Cornbread
After 16 months traveling, Mary Elizabeth and I are Florida bound. Our home base will be Jacksonville , and I look forward to rooting in a new community. I will, however, continue to support the good food work in Tallahassee. I remain on the board of Tallah...
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