Category: Farm

Tarpon Springs man lives in Florida’s first ‘hempcrete’ home

This house, in Tarpon Springs, looks just like many others throughout the Sunshine State. But don’t let its benign appearance fool you. This single-family home is unique (so far) in Florida. / Bob Clayton   Bob Clayton can boast about something that no other resident of the Sunshine State can (though he wants to change that). Clayton moved into his new home – made of “hempcrete” – in 2014. No one else in the state is known to have built a house composed of the hemp plant’s woody core and a lime-based binder. In almost every way, the home...

Read More

The Farmworker Coordinating Council gives migrants a voice

One of the top priorities of the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County is improving its clients’ English skills. The nonprofit agency offers an after-school mentoring program. / Photos by Carlos M. Perez In a small, nondescript strip mall by the railroad tracks near downtown Lake Worth, behind one of the beige office doors, is an equally nondescript small group of cubicles that house a beehive of activity. It’s here that the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County provides help, learning, and hope for migrant workers. “There is no day that isn’t a good day,” explains the...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe To Our NewsletterJoin our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Florida Food & Farm.

You have Successfully Subscribed!