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Outdoor heaven at Home Field Advantage Farmstead

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Whether you’re looking for a place to lay down in beautiful soft grass and gaze at the star-filled night sky or just a quick overnight, indoor stay, Jennifer and Bart Moore invite you to their 40-acre paradise where everything and anything is possible. About two miles south of Interstate 10 on County Road 255, you will find Home Field Advantage Farmstead, owned and operated by the Moores. It all started back in 2013 when their last child graduated high school and Jennifer decided she wanted…

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Apply for School Garden Grant Program

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Attention Madison County teachers! The Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is accepting applications for the FAITC School Garden Grant, in the amount of $500. According to the FAITC, the School Garden Grant program is designed to fund school garden projects that will educate Florida’s students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use a school garden to teach Florida standards. The $5,000 grants are intended to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for Grades, Gardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that…

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What to know about mosquito control

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. As many know, North Florida has quite a mosquito presence and many can agree that even one mosquito flying around is annoying. Throughout the course of a year, there are months and seasons that have the worst mosquito infestation; but how can you put a stop to that? Mosquito control is broken down into multiple facets to manage the mosquito population and reduce disruption in human health and enjoyment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, successful mosquito management requires intervening at some point…

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Donna’s world of herbs on Hwy. 221

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you’ve traveled to or from Perry on US Hwy. 221 South, you may have seen the light wooden sign that signifies that you’re passing Donna’s Herb Shed, an herb farm owned and operated by Greenville resident Donna MacIver. What you may not see, however, is the work and dedication that goes into making tinctures, teas and all else that herbs can provide. MacIver, with her husband Stuart, moved to Greenville in 2010. MacIver stated she always had a passion for plants and growing things…

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