Soothing the soul and helping the environment

Along West King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, is an eco-friendly shop called The Local Refillery. Spices, nuts, coffees, grains, oils and other organic goodies line the walls of the store, which advocates zero-waste shopping. That means customers bring in their own containers or buy reusable containers when they want to stock up on necessities. … Read more

Archaeologist: More people “disconnected from the land”

Rapid development in Florida can put cultural sites at risk. Emily Jane Murray would like to raise awareness of what could be lost. She is public archaeology coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network – Northeast Region.  My conversation with Murray is below: Losing Florida: Could you tell me about your background and your tie … Read more

Florida professor: “We are trying to save civilization”

Just north of Tampa in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, sits a 40-foot recreational vehicle, but it’s no ordinary RV. It’s a self-sustaining, off-the-grid home that runs off solar power and features a biodigester, described as “a mechanical stomach that breaks down organic waste.” “We want to be living examples of what a reimagined Florida could … Read more