Big Little Water—a survey of the history, geology and
archaeology of the Withlacoochee River, with replica artifacts
people can handle, and slides.
“I’ll also get into some of the
current threats to the river and maybe we can get into a good
discussion and Q&A.”
Tom Baird is an education consultant who has previously worked as a
high school teacher, community college instructor (oceanography and
microbiology), director of a science and environmental center,
supervisor of science (K-12) in Pasco Co., FL, Director of Science
(PreK-12) in Pinellas Co., FL, Principal of a
math/science/technology magnet high school in Pinellas Co., FL. and
director of a National Science Foundation program. He is on the
boards of the Panhandle Archaeological Society at Tallahassee and
the St. Marks Refuge Association. He most enjoys exploring Florida
and Georgia rivers by kayak and canoe. He is currently working on a
book about the Withlacoochee River of South Georgia and northern
Healthy food got recognition on the front page of the VDT today.
In today’s capitalistic food market, several people have felt
compelled to begin “living organically.” This philosophy
has been brought to Valdosta and centralized by a group at Valdosta
Bobbi Hancock, a VSU student, founded Blazer Gardens@VSU in August
2010. The group currently has 14 active members.
“There was reports of a food pantry being implemented on
campus and that was implemented because there was students going to
the dining hall asking for food,” said Hancock. “I just
thought, if we could teach students how to grow food, it would
eliminate a lot of the issues we have with campus hunger.”
Blazer Gardens started as nothing but seeds in the yard of Kathryn
Grant, an organization member.
“This was an opportunity for me to understand and for me to
appreciate how my food is grown,” said Grant.
From their professor:
Dr. Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Blazer Gardens faculty advisor and VSU
professor of modern classical languages, said she feels compelled to
get involved with this organization.
“I think we are what we eat, so I want to be clean and organic
and safe,” said Espinosa-Dulanto.
Maybe they can help us all not eat poisons and even stop Monsanto
and ConAgra from poisoning our food supply.
It’s good health and it’s good business.
Students growing local food on the roof at VSU?
A local chef cooking it for fresh student meals?
LAKE had to see this, so Bobbi Anne Hancock showed us where
Blazer Gardens will be, on top of the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center.