Eat Your Yard Jax is owned and operated by Tim Armstrong, an avid aquaculturist, plant hiker, tree diver and owner of an organic gardening center in the heart of Jacksonville (the location of which is the facility described in the article’s title). He has spent many years researching the Mississippi River and all its tributaries, most notably the Killdeer Lake. He also owns the Eat Your Yard Jax website, where he serves as editor-in-chief. He has also spent considerable time researching the natural history of the area surrounding the Killdeer Lake and its tributaries, particularly the area’s water supply and how it relates to the Killdeer National Forest.
As owner of Eat Your Yard Jax (which stands for Alive!, the article’s namearkeners), Tim enjoys spending time outdoors exploring our country’s vast landscape and studying the history and cultures of the various regions of our nation’s Southeast Plains and panhandle. In this way, he has found a great way to connect with the people who live in the areas he explores. Through this article, he hopes to engage and empower these people through an interactive forum about the environmental issues facing their local communities. Through the articles, he hopes to educate and inform people of the possibilities of preserving their agricultural heritage while experiencing the rewarding tastes of jax.
If you have never heard of Jax before, you may want to know what the fuss is all about. Jax is a citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia but is now becoming a popular snack food. You may have caught a glimpse of it in the orange and black juice that is served at some bars in Jacksonville. This article will describe what Jax is, why it is so popular and what you can expect to eat when eating your yard foragers with this delicious edibles.
Jax is a citrus fruit that is native to Southeast Asia but is becoming a popular snack food. This is a new name for an old fruit that has been enjoying steady increases in sales over the past year. You will be hard pressed to find in any grocery store or farmer’s market that does not carry jax. In fact, it is becoming the new apple of the fruit basket. If you are wondering what a luncheon speech on an edible lecture with the author of this article is supposed to accomplish, join us as we guide you toward the best eats of the luncheon.
The first fall lecture that Eat Your Yard Jax delivered was on April Fools Day. He was talking about the benefits of cultivating vegetables, especially edible varieties. There is a new veggie starter sale starting today that highlights vegetable varieties from throughout the globe and Eat Your Yard Jax was happy to be one of the speakers at the event. Check your local newspapers or search for Vegetable News on your favorite search engine to find out what he was talking about during his presentation.
During his talk, he mentioned the versatility of some of the edibles grown in raised beds, particularly cucumbers. It is hard to grow these types of vegetables in the soil they need to be eaten in and the taste is much different than most produce found in grocery stores. The cucumber speaker at the vegetable starter sale novices’ event did a demonstration of his cucumbers live on site and then he sliced them to reveal their fleshy, soft interior. There is no way to know what he might have said had he offered slices of the same vegetable to a roomful of jaybirds.
The next fall lecture address at the Veggie Starter Sale Novices’ Event was on Juneau horticulture. This was the talk of the afternoon and it was easy to see why so many attendees were eager to hear what Dr. Andrew Rundle, Curriculum Vitae Chair and Research Biologist at the University of Alaska Anchorage did about the benefits of summer time horticulture. He demonstrated to his audience how easily a plant can be propagated from cuttings or seeds and then grow and reproduce itself rapidly. In a presentation that horticulture gurus will surely agree was absolutely amazing, Dr. Rundle explained how this can be done from an indoor window unit and how the light from the indoor window unit can be manipulated to replicate the growing conditions needed for a cross pollination to occur between species of plants.
He closed with a speech that was both profound and moving, “This is why I’m so passionate about backyard vegetable gardening,” he said. “We are not seeing the full potential of the food chain we have here in Jacksonville, FL.” He continued, “We have some great tools now to help us grow more food. I believe if we do this and continue to do this we will be very successful in Jacksonville and across the nation.”