Student (NCF's Nora Flower) Begins Soil Experiment in Clymer Park

From TheGabber . com, August 28, 2019
 

Photo courtesy of Nora Flower

The Gulfport Food Forest, a community garden located in Clymer Park, is the home of a nitrogen soil-testing study by New College of Florida student Nora Flower. The agroecology senior has sprung into the beginning trials of the experiment and plans to continue it through January of 2020.
The Gulfport Food Forest may be a little out of the way for New College of Florida Senior Nora Flower, but that didn’t stop her from beginning a long-term experiment in the soil at Gulfport’s Clymer Park, located at 5501 27th Ave. S. 
Currently, Flower has begun a series of pilot studies where she will test the effectiveness of various nitrogen levels on planted grains. 
The college senior hopes to use her findings in a final thesis, as well as to shed light on more “green” farming practices.
“I’m looking at ways grains can be grown in a more sustainable way,” Flower said. “I’m especially interested in practices that help local communities.” 
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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