Miss Potters Place

Spring Fling 2017

SPRING FLING: Celebrating All Plants Bright & Beautiful

Bring your family to the Second Annual Spring at the Holton Eco-Preserve

Sat, May 13th, 9 am – 1 pm.

Stop in for a little bit, or stay for the entire festival – We have a GREAT day planned!

The festival includes:

  • Guest speakers throughout the day

Our main workshop runs 10:30-11:30 featuring Alex Nikesh, from FGCU Food Forest & Edulis Designs,”Permaculture and the Importance of Productive Backyard Ecologies”

  • Children’s activities
  • Exciting vendors

We have over 25 plant, food, & specialty products vendors.

Rain Barrels will also be available for purchase.

  • Holton Eco-Preserve Tours
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Delicious Food from the Pine Manor Culinary Program
  • The 2nd Annual Butterfly Release

This is the highlight of the day! – it will held at 12:30

Good fun. Good food. Good exhibitors. Good day with the family. Good day for the environment and for clean living.

This Event is FREE! Parking is $5

The Holton Eco-Preserve is located at:
13411 Shire Lane, FM 33912
(off Daniels, behind the Unitarian Universalist Church) 
For more information on this Green Space, please check out:
www.HoltonEcoPreserve.com

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Call to schedule your personalized appointment – available several days a week.

FREE Garden Workshops for the Family!

 

Look at these FREE workshops being offered – come to one or come to all – They are appropriate for ALL ages!

Monday, February 20th

Location: Holton Eco-Preserve 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels) Fort Myers, 33912

9 am: RAISING QUAIL 101: NO CHICKENS ALLOWED, NO PROBLEM! 

Want to have your own fresh eggs, but can’t keep chickens?

No problem, come learn about keeping quail for a homegrown egg source in ANY type of living situation. There will be baby quail to view, and cages & feeders available as well.

Conducting this workshop is Sara, the owner of Swfl Quail Lady. She teaches others how to be more sustainable by keeping dual purpose animals and passionately advocates for humane treatment and care of all captive animals.

10 am AMAZING EARTHWORMS

Want to compost in your own yard, but don’t want the mess or the smell? No problem! Raise Earthworms!!

The Amazing Earthworm presentation will explain why earthworms are so important to life on earth and the many benefits of using a natural amendment like worm castings to enrich the soil. You will learn what to feed them and how to care for earthworms even if you have a small space.

This workshop is appropriate for ALL ages!
There will be earthworms to touch and see, and for purchase, as well as worm castings and worm tea.

Conducting this workshop is Sean Moore of Green Leaf Worm Farm. He has been growing worms commercially for 7 years in Port Charlotte. You have probably seen him at one of the many festivals he attends locally. Last year he started the Green Leaf Microgreens business as well.

11 am RABBITS 101:THE FURRY FERTILIZER FACTORY

Want to use CLEAN, chemical-free fertilizer on your edibles?

Learn the benefits of bunny berries for your garden and basics of easy rabbit keeping.

ROMEO, a Holland Lop Bunny will be available to pet. Cages and feeders will be also be available.

Conducting this workshop is Sara, the owner of Swfl Rabbit Lady. She teaches others how to be more sustainable by keeping dual purpose animals and passionately advocates for humane treatment and care of all captive animals.

SCRATCH & DENT EDIBLE PLANT SALE

Spring is just around the corner and some plants are just starting to show signs of new life after looking a little barren over the winter, or some plants/trees just need bigger pots, a little more water, or maybe just a little extra TLC. Because they are not showing 100% perfect, that means HUGE SAVINGS for you!

The sale will run from 9 am – 12 noon, Monday Feb 20th. In the parking lot at the HOLTON ECO PRESERVE. 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels), Fort Myers 33908

VEGGIE & HERB babies are ONLY $1 each

FRUIT TREES start at $4 – nothing more than $20!

  • PINEAPPLE
  • MORINGA
  • AVOCADO
  • LYCHEE
  • FL OLIVE
  • BARBADOS CHERRY
  • JUNE PLUM
  • COFFEE
  • DRAGON FRUIT
  • FIG
  • LEMON
  • CALAMONDIN
  • BANANA (ice cream)
  • PLANTAIN
  • JUJUBE
  • GUAVA and more!

Quantities limited – Cash only

Also – there will be an edible plant and edible tree sale as well as a gardener garage sale/flea market going as as well.

Come grab a great deal on all things good for your garden!

(If you would like to sell YOUR wares, it’s FREE, bring a table and come at 8:30 am to set up)

 

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Call to schedule your personalized appointment – available several days a week.

 

Herb Day Festival

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Herb Day Festival – The Year of the Pepper!

peppersSaturday October 1st from 9 am to 2:30 pm

Adrienne Potter-Diaz and Miss Potters Place invites you to Join us for a fun family festival to play and learn about Herbs. Great speakers, workshops, local exhibitors, good organic food, and RAFFLES and our very First Annual LadyBug Release!!

Holton Eco-Preserve
13411 Shire Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33912

(Off Daniels Across from the Fire Station)

Hosted by Bill Brewer Family Gardens

Bill Brewer Family Gardens
Community Organization · Fort Myers, Florida
The Bill Brewer Family Gardens is a Community Project of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. We are open to all in the community!

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Call to schedule your personalized appointment – available several days a week.

First Annual Sunflower Harvest!

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adrienne-potter-diazCalling all children – Come Celebrate the Sunflower!

Please join me for The First Annual Sunflower Hardest at the Children’s Garden in Lakes Park!

Thursday Sept. 22, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Children age 10 and under and parents, please join us at the Sunflower bed in the Children’s Garden (next to the Community Gardens) at Lakes Park

Adrienne Diaz – Master Gardener

Adrienne will be on hand to harvest the first crop of sunflowers that was gown in the Children’s Garden. In her entertaining story telling style Adrienne will delight the children with the sunflower story and how it got its name. Following the the talk and harvest, children will plant their own sunflower seed to take home and nurture.

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Call to schedule your personalized appointment – available several days a week.

Come See What’s Growing!

Free Range All Natural SWFL chickens

Fort Myers fresh produceHave you stopped by lately? Things are really growing and blooming at Miss Potters Place!

We have lots going on at Miss Potters Place in Fort Myers! If you haven’t stopped by you’re missing out! Have you liked us on Facebook or subscribed to our blog?

Our chickens are getting a brand new chicken roost, we have two ducks that always show up for dinner with the chickens. We have potting benches and rain barrels for sale along with milkweed for sale in our greenhouse. We have garden classes, tours, trees and plants for sale and lots of wonderful goodies for you to enjoy! We have everything from fresh farm, all natural eggs to garden herbs, seeds, fresh honey and yummy fruits and veggies.

Today we want to share with you some recent photos with you so  you can see whats been growing and blooming.

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SWFL Fresh Farm Eggs

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We are an AgriTourism Destination that is Beautiful, Educational, Fun and delicious! Miss Potter is a certified Square Foot Gardener and a Master Gardener who has dedicated several years to transforming her backyard into a wonderful oasis of gardening, farming, plant nursery and more! It is recommended to call ahead 239-464-5754 to check our current hours as we close on rainy days and most holidays.

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Mondays & Thursdays 9 am – 6 pm ● Sundays 10 am – 4 pm ● All other days by appointment only

 

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Miss Potter’s Place has GROWN!

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The food forest is full of fruit trees that are filling in and producing, 10 chickens are laying eggs daily, while 6 baby chicks are growing up fast!, the 25 raised beds in the veggie patch are all planted out, the shade house is full of coffee plants, chocolate trees, gingers, peppercorns, cinnamon and more, the butterfly garden hosts beautiful winged visitors daily, the green house is full of garden plants for sale, the bunnies are making fresh fertilizer (as we speak!), the worms are busy composting kitchen scraps and the garage has been set up for classes.

AND the web site is in the final editing stage!!  … I think you will be happy to know there’s a calender on there so you can stay abreast of all that is going on with Miss Potter! There are several upcoming classes you may want to attend: There is a FREE Hot Season Vegetable Class coming up on Sat, May 7th. Also in May, there is an Edible Landscaping Class, a How to Raise Healthy Citrus class, A Backyard Chicken 101 Class and a few more! Coming in June, there will be an Earthworm class and a Fruit Tree Pruning class. For more information, go to www.MissPottersPlace.com

If it’s been awhile since you have been to Miss Potter’s Place, come visit soon! The Gardens are open Mondays and Thursdays from 9am – 6pm & on Sundays from 10am – 4 pm. All other days by appointment. (We are closed on rainy days.)

If you would like to call Miss Potter’s Place, please do so at 239-464-5754.

SWFL Backyard Garden and Micro Farm

 

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Mondays & Thursdays 9 am – 6 pm ● Sundays 10 am – 4 pm ● All other days by appointment only

Dig In – to Healthy Eating!

Natural Edible Gardening Fort Myers FL

Dig In! Miss Potter is a certified Square Foot Gardener and a Master Gardener.

Backyard Veggie GrowingWe are what we eat. The typical Florida lifestyle tends to center around eating out. Whether you are raising children and running them to and from school, friends, sports, and endless lessons, or you work full time and you are trying to squeeze in errands and a social life on top of those 40+ hours, or you are retired and have a calendar full of appointments and activities, the average Floridian eats out 4-5 times a week. Even when we are trying to “make good choices” we are probably not getting enough veggies every day.

A diet consisting of at least five servings (2 to 3 cups) of fruits and vegetables daily decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers.

One simple thing you can do that will make a tremendous impact on your health is to eat more vegetables every day. And a simple way to do that is to start a home garden. Yes, I used the words SIMPLE and GARDEN in the same sentence! That may seem like a contradiction to most people. Gardening is usually thought of as very laborious. There’s all the digging, the tilling, the hoeing, the watering, the weeding. But what if I told you there is a way to garden that IS simple? No digging, no tilling, no hoeing, very little watering and very little weeding … no kidding! It can be done. And it all starts with a SQUARE FOOT. Yes, you can grow your own backyard garden and all you need is 12 square inches!!

This method is called SQUARE FOOT GARDENING and it can be done anywhere … with very little work, very little space, and a whole lot of success! You can grow anything this way … from arugala to zuchinnis. And studies show that growing a home garden leads to eating more servings of fresh vegetables and fruits every day. This can lead to a lifetime of healthier eating habits for all ages. That’s the foundation for good health. So you really can make a major change with one small step. So let’s dig in!!

Miss Pottes Place SWFL

Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Mondays & Thursdays 9 am – 6 pm ● Sundays 10 am – 4 pm ● All other days by appointment only

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