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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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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