What Our Participants Are Saying…
For me, I realized the key to successful gardening is the base of everything – good, rich soil. Farmer Tone showed us how to work with some typical (and difficult) Florida soil, full of fertilizer pellets to begin with. He explained why store-bought, chemical fertilizer is not good for the soil. And he showed us how to neutralize the soil. Together we layered the soil with good layers to build up a raised bed garden – from scratch. We looked at how to create our own compost from vegetable scraps on a small scale.
Farmer Tone encourages his classes to get their hands dirty and their feet dirty. He also gives tips on how to protect your back while working in the garden, very important for anyone who wants to nurture a garden. He believes in “working hard, playing hard and eating hard.” So on the day that I attended, Farmer Tone prepared a beautiful spread of food, all from his organic gardening yield.
Anyone who has been “transplanted” to Florida like myself needs to understand how to work with this sandy, unproductive soil and build it back up again before starting a garden. It’s also great to learn about native plants to Florida, which grow more easily than some of the vegetables, for example, that we are used to growing up North. I would recommend Farmer Tone’s gardening class to anyone who wants to start a new, organic garden or needs tips on continuing their organic gardening! ~ Krista Martinelli, Owner/Editor of AroundWellington.com
After taking his class we were served a meal prepared with such loving care, truly a feast for the eyes that exploded with flavor. Not only did we get to enjoy this amazing meal but we were able to continue our conversations with Farmer Tone. What a great day! ~ Suzanne W. – Photo Preservation Specialist
Farmer Tone is more than a gardener or even an instructor. He has a deep spiritual connection to the Earth and a wisdom to understand and incorporate the processes of nature into growing, yielding the best results. He has such a deep commitment to growing food, not lawns and he is constantly sharing fruits and vegetables from his many gardens.
I have become abundant in food and get joy from passing it on to others. If you are like me and feel a higher calling to begin growing your own food, telling yourself one day some day you will begin, please make that day today and attend the next class led by Farmer Tone. At his classes you will learn in a hands on way the importance of re-connecting with the earth and what you can grow in our tropical environment. If you can cultivate love and a little bit of patience, you too can become part of the growing movement, food not lawns. Thanks Farmer Tone! ~ Joshua L.
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I have just had the honor of meeting farmer Tone.
I am a physician in South Florida looking to enhance my well being through proper nutrition
The plants that are store bought are lacking in both nutrients and minerals
Even worse, they are full of poisonous pesticides and GMOs
It cannot be stressed enough the importance of reconnecting with the earth by growing your own plants
You are what you eat
Farmer Tone is full of love and knowledge
The earth and plants are Farmer Tone's children.
Farmer Tone teaches not only about the plant, but also the importance of the soil.
He teaches that the importance of the soil since it is the source from which the plant arises
He teaches that good living soil is a must to achieve plants that will nourish your mind, body and soul
I look forward to working with Farmer Tone more and more in the future.
To say that I was pleasantly surprised by his passion for teaching would be an understatement
He teaches from his heart
This is not just gardening
This is life
Do yourself and your family a favor
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