After retirement from a long career of Public Service, in Dade County, Florida, Grace moved to North Florida where she farms a small citrus grove, where she grows tangerines and red navel oranges. She also maintains a small garden of Native plants, Florida friendly plants and also Wild Flowers. Through the extension office where she volunteers as a Master Gardener, she met Santiago Wallace of Wallace Family Apiary, now in addition to her chickens and wild turkeys, she also host some of Wallace’s Apiary Bees. In order to maintain a safe environment the use of chemicals is very minimum in her grove. In the garden adjacent to her home, she has no turf, thus saving precious water and totally eliminating the need for chemicals and/or fertilizers. She believes that with some planning, it’s possible to maintain an attractive landscape without the use of harmful chemicals and fertilizers.
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