Native Plant Society volunteer Duane Tant showcasing Saltbush at Bruce Beach Pensacola, a wonderful plant for attracting monarchs, and a native to Florida and the Pensacola area.Continue reading Saltbush – Native Plant Spotlight Fl
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A Permaculture Fish System
Kai: When I first started breeding goldfish, I knew I wanted to do it in the most permaculture fashion I possibly could. This led me to challenge myself – no filters, no chemicals, no prepackaged fish food. To overcome the commercial ways, I partition the ponds often, and use an ecosystem strategy to keep them clean. When I partition water, it is used to water the garden instead of just getting dumped. It might be odd to say, but I did treat some ill fish naturally, and as for food, I used a Japanese method used for koi – feed from the garden! Meaning fruits, veggies, eggs and garden pests! This all worked well, but there were two things that I could not wrap my head around in the beginning. The first, was when fish would leap out of the ponds and kill themselves. The other, is when I put fry in seemingly “safe” crystal clear water, which caused them to perish. These were conundrums that first year.Continue reading A Permaculture Fish System
Kai: Homesteading, permaculture, whatever you call it in which you are doing, requires more than just reading about it. All skill sets eventually force you to go gain the experience. Which is where we must face failure, trial-and-error, and the unexpected.Continue reading Learning Experience
The Art of Bird Watching – Ebook
Kai: I just finished my very first non-fiction book! The Art of Florida Birdwatching.
Being a bird watcher all my life, I knew I wanted to create a work of non-fiction themed around my knowledge and experience.
In addition to the information, I was still able to utilize my more aesthetic side, using art and photography as the pictures.
This book features over 30 species of birds that can be found right here in Florida, and includes an artistic depiction, fun facts about the bird, and stories about my personal encounters. Many were photographed at Grand Lagoon State Park, Myakka River State Park and Wakulla Springs State Park.
I really hope you enjoy this book, as it is one I am quite proud of. These are the wild birds I know best, many of which are quite dear to me. If you are interested in birds, or are just getting to know them, I hope you’ll take a look at this book and be inspired to continue your birding journey!
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.Continue reading Our Gardening & Urban Homesteading in 2022
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.
Harvest 4 Health Tour W/ Greg Miller
Welcome to Lunahill Forest Garden!
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.Continue reading Welcome to Lunahill Forest Garden!
Earth Day – Pensacola Florida
Pensacola celebrated its 32nd annual Earth day festival on April 23rd at Bayview park. We had a great time at the @earthdaypensacola festival and were marveled and inspired to see all of the community come together in reverence for this one and only beautiful planet of ours that we call Earth.
This video is a celebration of this community’s love and reverence for the Earth and all of its natural wonder. Whether through art, music, gardening, activism or just by being resonant with nature, we can all care for and celebrate this world in our own unique way.
We’re three months into 2022 now, but for many of us gardeners, the year has just begun, with warm weather and Springtime in the air it’s time to get busy and get planting.Continue reading Springtime Gardening!