Organic Gardening All Year Long
Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but did you know that in Clearwater, Florida, located in the greater Tampa Bay area, we are among the SUNNIEST CITIES IN the United States!
The mild winter in Florida has really been a blessing when it comes to organic gardening.
Plenty of rain, plenty of sun and plenty of gardening help is available at our local Clearwater Community Gardens (CCG) across the street from our CES office.
Just as if growing before my eyes, my lettuces and herbs became towering beauties of deliciousness. If you could have seen this property before the Gardens took over the location! Just a barren, unattractive place, waiting for a buyer.
The city of Clearwater accepted the plan and now, 5 years later, we have over 50 garden boxes thriving with vegetables and herbs and flowers. We have a thriving bee colony which produced its first honey this year and we have many fruit trees too.
Organically grown is the way to do it, and we are really setting a great example for many others to join in. If you’d like to stop by and check us out, please do so. Please visit us. I’d be happy to personally give you a tour of the gardens.
You can learn more about Clearwater Community Gardens by checking out their Facebook page at:
Keeping Things Happy
Working with children is perhaps THE most rewarding activity there is. Being able to share skills, love, and kindness with our Community Learning Center Academy kids each month is for certain the highlight of each month for me.
CES sends me to read to the kids and then do a craft. Selecting the theme and picking out the book and craft project is great fun. Happy children who know they are loved and valued is something that is important to us, as it should be. Be sure to always share your love and kindness with children, for they will surely do the same. Keeping things happy means keeping children happy, for they spread happiness quicker than anyone!
Find out more about Community Learning Center at www.clctutoring.com.
Spreading the Seeds for a Drug-Free Life!
CES was very happy to be part of a fantastic event in our downtown. A family-fun Drug-Free Youth Festival sponsored by the Foundation for a Drug Free World Florida Chapter brought many like-minded non-profit groups together to provide fun facts and activities to all the families and youth that attended.
Our Concerned Businessmen’s Association had a booth, providing a creative CRAFT of planting and decorating. The kids came to create a personal planter cup with stickers and markers and all the creative imagination they could muster, then they went over to the planting station where they filled their planter cups with wildflower seeds and planting soil!
The message, “Grow a happy life, without drugs!”
Any time that we can show up and help spread the message that a Drug-Free Life is the way to live, we are there!
For effective drug-education and to watch a full-length documentary, The Truth About Drugs…Real People Real Stories, or to request free materials for your drug education efforts, please visit: www.DrugFreeWorld.org
Should you wish for us to help you in your efforts, we would be happy to!
Just contact me: Lynn Posyton, LPosyton@CESstaff.com