We're a family of four living in semi-rural Central Florida (Zone 9b) with a brand new square foot garden. We used to have a 468 square foot vegetable garden, but it was a wash out - literally. I'm Kate and I have a devastating case of black thumb. We had originally planned on growing a magnificent vegetable garden so we could rely less on the grocery store produce aisle and more on ourselves, but so far the green thumb remains elusive. We'll continue to plant with the hopes that eventually we'll learn enough to make this unskilled gardening gig worthwhile. Until then this blog will feature a mix of gardening exploits, kid crafts & learning, living green, raising a small flock of urban chickens, and life in Central Florida.