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October - December 2012     VOLUME 16 ISSUE 4
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Fall into Gardening at the Paisley Library

Elise Rainey

Meet Ivan Jeffrey, owner of the Paisley Pecan Farm
October 16, 2012, 11 a.m.

Ivan and Nina Jeffery are the owner/operators of this family business with occasional assistance from family and close neighborhood friends. They’ve spent their early years working in industry in the Northeastern part of the U.S. and have fallen in love with the warmth of both the people and the sunshine in this beautiful, relaxing, slower paced, rural area of Florida.

They have 3 types of trees. 280 Desirables, 72 Elliots and 48 Cape Fear. As the trees are self pollinating, they do not require bees to do this task. Key is having varieties that will cross pollinate at the appropriate time. Learn about the trials and rewards of growing these trees and be prepared to visit the farm afterward and see first how this farm works.

Backyard Aquaponics
November 13, 2012, 11 a.m.

* Please note this is the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Aleece Landis, Owner of Aquaponic Lynx started this company to further her goal of helping families grow food. It is the ultimate in Local Food to grow some of your own. There is little more empowerment than producing your own food and she thinks everyone should experience at least a little of that.
TCLynx’s Farm is not only Aquaponics. There are several Aquaponics different types of systems. There is also a Duckaponics system for muscovy ducks. In that system Aleece hopes to grow food for the ducks and chickens.

Aleece says “Yep that is right TCLynx also has backyard chickens to provide fresh backyard eggs. I also have big compost bins, worm bins, and BSF (black soldier fly) larva bins. I’ve started making wicking beds for some of the soil gardens and I’m actively promoting a food forest by planting trees and shrubs to provide edibles.”

Aleece’s farm is located in Yalaha, Fl and is open to visitors by appointment.