Katrina is a stay-at-home mom with two children, ages 4 and 6. She got her AA in Environmental Science Technology and has a fascination with Florida Ecology. She is involved in Anchor Home School with her son Landon and the PTA at her daughter’s elementary school. She started a small garden a few years ago, found out how easy it is to grow edibles in your landscape, and has been adding on to her garden ever since. She loves to see her kids eat raw fruits and veggies right in the garden. Katrina is helping with a beautification project in Sun City and hopes to be involved in educating the community on how unique Florida is and how we can make small changes to keep you doing less work in your yard and more time enjoying it with your kids.
Stephanie is a mom of four children, ages 2, 4, 6, and 8. She has been gardening since she was pulling weeds in her mom’s large vegetable garden. Over the years, she’s moved from vegetables to flowers and now has a variety of perennials, vegetables, fruit trees, orchids, tillandsia and palms. Her favorite gardens are butterfly gardens, which attract many species of caterpillars, butterflies and hummingbirds. Stephanie recently has shared her love of plants with the Ruskin Elementary School in a beautification project on the campus. This included raised vegetable beds that can provide educational opportunities for the science teachers. This blog is where she documents her experiments in her own garden. She is also certified in permaculture design.