Florida’s earliest development booms resulted from shady real-estate schemes that sold huge swaths of Everglades land under the promise that once drained, these wetlands would reveal such rich and productive muck soils that farmer’s wouldn’t need fertilizer. What eventually emerged is a patchwork of unsustainable monoculture farms, and the continued degradation of surrounding ecosystems from agricultural runoff. Miami is also fortunate to have a rich history and thriving community of growers that “get it”. From Fairchild to the farmers market, we have plenty to look towards as we develop more sustainable, regenerative systems for growing food year round. We’ll take a local look at some of the more exciting co-ops, nurseries, and micro-farms, as well as steps we can take in our own homes now to grow something, at any scale.

  • Foraging
  • Seed Saving
  • Understanding our Growing Zone
  • Agrotourism
  • Composting
  • Tinctures and Herbalism
  • Bioremediation
  • Edible Gardens

  • Little River Co-op
  • French Farms
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
  • Robert Is Here
  • Miami Seed Share
  • Buenezas
  • Urban Oasis Project