HOT WEATHER CROPS FOR SUMMER BOUNTY FROM YOUR GARDEN 3-5-2011 3-26-2011
There is an unfortunate, widespread myth that summers are too hot, muggy and buggy in Florida to grow a successful organic garden here, but nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy soil and choosing subtropical and tropical crops that LOVE the heat is the key to fresh abundance from your yard for that long hot half of the year when so many folks let their gardens go barren and weedy.
In this class you will receive a handout with a long list of heat-loving crops, plus I will give you seeds of two kinds that utterly thrive each summer here. Be sure to bring a pad and pen as folks tell me my classes are information-dense. Growing these summer crops organically is easy in good soil and full sun, as very few pests attack them, but we will cover those few possible problems and how to deal with them cheaply and without using poisons. The class will be offered twice in March, on the 5th and 26th. The cost is $20 per student, and my address is: 3212 West Paxton Avenue Tampa FL 33611 813 839 0881 JohnAStarnes @msn.com
RSVP is helpful in my planning how to best teach this class. Just think....as your winter garden fizzles out each spring, you can phase in six more months of productivity with a whole new range of tastes, textures and nutrition! See you then. John
SUPER-FRUGAL TRULY CREATIVE INDOOR DECORATING 3-6-2011
The interior of our homes can be a palate for our truest level of self expression, each room a personal work of art. In my home the livingroom, which has a mirror floor, is a trippy Pee Wee Hermanesque excercise in psychedelic tacky excess I call "Gay Trailer Trash on Acid"....my bathroom is a no-holds-barred Undersea Fantasy, my bedroom is the inside of Thurston Howell III and Lovey's hut on Gilligan's Island, and my reading and workout room is a lusty over-the-top Victorian Old Roses theme. Learn how to tap into your own creative wellspring and how to use cheap/recycled/dumpster-dived materials to bring your vision to life. Hey, we only live once.....why not cut loose in our homes and please OURSELVES vs. what "fashion" dictates?!! To me, half the fun is turning each room into a creative expression free or super-cheap...why spend $1,800 on a couch when that amount could treat you to a life-changing trip to Costa Rica?!
This fun class will be held here on March 6, and the cost is $20 per person. There will be a handout but be sure to bring a note pad and pen.
Check out my livingroom....looks AWESOME at night!