Crazy Water Melon Abundance!

The last past two years we’ve been rather successful with growing water melon. We have yet to perfect our propagation, but our plants have at least produced well in number. The varieties we’ve tried are the Black Diamond, Red Crimson, and Lelanau, a type of water melon that is actually orange colored on the inside.

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Eat Clean, Both You and Your Animals!

Kai: I have never been a fan of buying premade pet foods. We like to keep everyone’s diets clean in this household, yet pre-packaged organic products can be expensive. However, having a garden has made this a lot easier – as well as the “co-op” between animal and permaculture systems. Our hens eat greens and veggies from the garden, while our dog and cat benefit from their eggs! The chickens also receive feeder fish from our aquaculture, and worms from our earthworm farm. Our turtles also get fish, but the majority of their diet are the pests in the garden!

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Join the Freesteading Community!

We’ve just learned about this new online platform called the “Freesteading Community” It’s a social network focused on homesteading, self-sufficiency and off grid living. This platform looks to be a great way to learn, engage, build community, and find resources for all your homesteading needs. Several well known content creators like Deep South homestead, green dreams TV and Perma Pastures have already joined. Check it out and we hope to see you there!

This Animal is a Headache!

Kai: On our homesteading journey, we’ve acquired many animals. I love our chickens, pigeons, rabbits, and fish. Everything has its chore load, but they all get taken care of, and have their own values and place in the permaculture ecosystem. Aside that, many are beloved pets. However, there will always be that one thing that makes you crazy.

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Pocket Garden Install W/ Greg Miller

Pocket garden install for Habitat for Humanity.

This is Greg Miller’s first pocket garden install. Greg does weekly Harvest 4 Health tours of his urban farm and garden to inspire others in the local community of Pensacola to grow their own food and live a more abundant life style. Picked at Perfection is about making the healthy choice the easy choice!

Our Gardening & Urban Homesteading in 2022

Last year we got serious with growing our own food, and this year, we’re finally starting to see lot more production in our plants after learning a lot through trial and error. Growing food is so important right now, it’s empowering in these times of uncertainty, especially with concerns of supply-chain issues.

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Plant a Tree w/ Duane Tant

This is Duane Tant of Lunahill, Pensacola, FL. Lunahill is a forest garden created out of Duane’s love for gardening and ecosystems. Coming from a systems engineering background, Duane is an inspiring individual making a difference in his community of Pensacola and the world at large by bringing awareness of topics like Food Forests, Watershed, and canopy restoration.

Learn about Duane’s forest garden project at LunaHill.US.

For more in-depth information regarding these topics, and to find more events like this in Pensacola, please check out 850eco.