Mulch Against Monsanto in Tampa

When the going gets tough, the tough get mulching!

Mulch Against Monsanto: Guerilla Gardening

Lykes Gaslight Park, 410 N. Franklin St., Tampa.

May 19: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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click to enlarge Mulch Against Monsanto in Tampa - By Provincial Archives of Alberta (Vegetable Gardening) [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
By Provincial Archives of Alberta (Vegetable Gardening) [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
Mulch Against Monsanto in Tampa

When the going gets tough, the tough get mulching. And if you're a heritage veggie, it's real tough right now, because Monsanto wants to GMO the hell out of you to make you better and stronger and disease resistant. What are the side effects? Excellent question. Answer? No one knows, and the Vegetable Overlords are lobbying like crazy to make sure you never know — and that no one even tries to find out. Kinda upsetting, but what can you do, right?

Well you can learn to grow your own veggies from non-GMO seeds, which are actually getting tough to find. But if you're near Tampa — and we're assuming if you're reading this, you're in the vicinuty — Mulch Against Monsanto offers you just that chance. Organized by March Against Monsanto supporters, the event features workshops, a seed swap and plenty of tips for growing your own veggies under the beautiful, blistering Florida sun. You can also build a worm bin if you BYOT (Bring Your Own Tupperware, although we suspect they're using "Tupperware" as a generic term for s container with a tightly-sealing lid). 

And if you're asking, hey, what's worm bin, well, the answer is, they're the most awesome things ever: You can grow your own worms. OK, not really, but it's part of what's called vermicompost, which is the process of using worms to eat food waste and make compost. Yup, worm poop makes compost, which feeds your food. It's not really as gross as it sounds, and definitely not as gross as changing the genetic makeup of our food without having any idea as to the consequences. 

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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