Growing Great Kids That Grow Great Food

A few years ago my grandmother, mother, some concerned citizens and I set out on a quest to potentially change our community, the Historic Westside of New Smyrna Beach, forever. Based on a lot of surveys and community meetings we realized that the only way we could be proactive in changing the generational diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes would be to make a … Continue reading Growing Great Kids That Grow Great Food

Top 5 Best Nurseries in Volusia County

With the fall gardening season approaching, and more people staying at home than ever, locals are looking to spruce up their yards and gardens. If you are looking for some gorgeous greenery, these nurseries have the best selection of beautiful plants.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  BEST … Continue reading Top 5 Best Nurseries in Volusia County

Roe Heidt Garden construction patio

Garden Construction: A New Concept in an Outdoor World

It is estimated that there are over 250,000 words in the English language, and of those words three times that many meanings for each. That means there are thousands of ways that you can pair words together to create a brand new concept. This is exactly what local entrepreneur Roe Heidt did when opening his business, Heidt Garden Construction.  With an extensive background in landscaping … Continue reading Garden Construction: A New Concept in an Outdoor World

Ormond Beach community garden

City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

The city received state recognition at the annual Florida Festival and Events Conference in Naples, Florida, for two of its programs. With over 500 applications and only 50 award winners, the Enviro Camp placed first in the category of Educational Programs. Originally a four-week summer camp program for children ages seven to 10, Enviro Camp has grown in popularity and now runs for eight weeks … Continue reading City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. Florida Passes Bill Regarding Home Vegetable Gardens About six weeks have passed since Florida legislators passed a bill prohibiting municipalities from outlawing home vegetable gardens. I know, you’re scratching your head. It seems like with all the devastating pollution, crumbling … Continue reading Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando is Bursting with Blooms! September is kind of a weird month. The lazy days and fun of summer are officially over with the kids back in school, yet we haven’t escaped the heat with fall temperatures just yet. It is Florida, after all, so that might be awhile. Weekend Road Trip Just because the kids are back into the … Continue reading Harry P. Leu Gardens