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The Health benefits of Figs

Native to the Mediterranean, the edible fig (Ficus carica) has been cultivated and enjoyed for centuries. Figs ripen on the tree and don’t ship well, so the best way to truly enjoy a fresh fig is from your local market, or better yet, your own fig tree. Luckily, Florida offers the right growing conditions and…

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The Health Benefits of Lemons

The Leon Fruit Nut Exchange has received an abundance of lemon donations this season. Meyer Lemons, are a very large, attractive and successful Lemon grown North Florida. It also makes a lovely ornamental and easy to maintain yard tree making it very popular in Leon County. We are grateful for this abundance because lemons are…

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Tree Care Workshops

The Leon Soil and Water Conservation District will be working with the IFAS extension office to develop tree care workshops which we be help each spring and fall. These workshops are intended to educate property owners and community members on proper tree care, maintenance, and harvest health.  Stay tuned for for workshop dates as they are…

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Help Grow The Exchange!

As The Exchange community grows, we will have gleaning opportunities available. Know of a neighbor with a fruit tree whose harvest they can’t fully consume? Does their tree having fruit or nuts falling to the ground going to waste? Help them MOVE FOOD FORWARD, by printing one of the “Tree Tip” Flyers below and passing…

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