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Why Family Farm Goes Organic

Richard, Diane, son Joshua, daughter Bethany Kann Heart of Christmas Farms is a family farm in the most authentic sense.  Husband and wife team Richard and Diane Kann manage their Central Florida acreage, complete with goats, chickens and an outdoor, hydroponic vegetable-growing operation.  They purchased their acreage from another family who had farmed and waited […]

Continue Reading By on June 14, 2011 in farm, Florida, garden, green, grow, sustainable

Organic, Hydroponic Greens

Heart of Christmas Farms Composting and good dirt are such fundamental parts of most organic gardens that it’s hard to imagine any other way.  What if you didn’t need any dirt? Heart of Christmas Farms is proving that it can be done, on rural acreage a short drive from Orlando, Florida. Richard and Diane Kann have built […]

Continue Reading By on June 13, 2011 in farm, Florida, garden, local, organic, sustainable

Disney-Inspired Gardening

Gardening inspiration blooms every spring during Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival. It greets visitors with friendly topiaries and spreads vibrant color around every corner of the park. This May, I had the treat of talking with Horticulture Manager Eric Darden about how he uses plants as both backdrops and focal points. It’s one of those […]

Continue Reading By on May 25, 2011 in agriculture, Florida, flowers, garden, green, sustainable, travel