Michael Adler I'm leaving Gainesville in Jan. Anyone interested in taking over running EPP?07.12.2014 at 09:30 pm
Michael Adler Update on Michael leaving Gainesville: I'm meeting with Miranda Wednesday to discuss the different kinds of tasks I've been doing for EPP, the seasonal-dependent actions, and to develop a "manual" for running EPP. Once we do that, we hope to have a good idea of what sorts of responsibilities other people can take on to keep EPP going in my absence. We'll then be inviting interested parties to another meeting, where we hope that people will accept those responsibilities, and maybe we'll even have board elections, if we can. We'll need to check the bylaws. tagging Joni Ellis, Brian MonkeySoul Stanton, Crystal Hartman, Robbie Cloud Guggenheimerrz, Miranda Castro Also, my replacements will need to meet with Will/Joni to agree on use & care of their land for the nursery.15.12.2014 at 06:40 pm
Michael Adler This is the most black callaloo seed we've ever collected, by far. I think it's 2.5lbs Thanks to Melissa DeSa and the kids at loften for doing a lot of the work of cleaning our seeds.16.12.2014 at 09:45 pm
Michael Adler request for interviewees:

So EPP grows a lot of plants that are popular in various places around the world that are not here. We try to promote useful edible plants that grow well here, and need promotion because many people around here are not familiar with them. Sometimes we meet people from places where our plants are popular, and they're often very happy to become re-acquainted with them. We are looking for such people for interviews for a story on WUFT.

I've been talking with Maleeha with WUFT. She wants to do a story on EPP, and wants to do it from the angle I just described. If this sounds like you, please call or email Maleeha at 850-319-3278 and maleeha.babar@gmail.com
13.10.2014 at 08:45 pm
Faith Carr I didn't get her name but I think she's one of your volunteers ---
Who was NOT intending to participate in the DADT Chicken Round-Up -
08.12.2014 at 10:51 am

Okinawa spinach

This attractive perennial herb (Gynura crepioides) has half purple, half dark green leaves that make a delicious addition to salads, or can be cooked as a potherb. It propagates well from cuttings, that you must take before winter as the plant will not survive a freeze. Rooting the cutting in water before planting so that it forms good roots improves results.

As with most cuttings, remove all but the top few leaves of a cutting to reduce water loss until it grows new roots. Rooting is very slow in cold weather.

Okinawa lettuce can be used in landscaping as a groundcover in full sun (with enough water) or it does well in partial shade. It needs little, but does appreciate some soil amending/fertilizing.

It can be cooked like spinach – but don’t overcook it as it can become unpleasantly slimy.
Click on the Recipes link for some great ideas for cooking it!


More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=okinawa%20spinach
pdf – Okinawa spinach information sheet ( to print out).

8 comments to Okinawa spinach

  • Carol Mercer

    I tasted this for the first time while on a trip to Hawaii – It was thriving in a private yard, climbing a palm tree! Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • The leaves are often battered and fried served as tempura here in Okinawa.

  • Shreela

    I have a shaded area in between my house and our large oak. Since it’s close to the house, it doesn’t flood as deeply as the front of the yard. I bet this would grow good there, since it gets morning and evening sun.

  • Herbert K Kay

    I would like to know how can i get the Okinawan Recipes on health and longevity and cancer fighting recipes

  • indira

    I had this tasty plant in Maui, and have had cravings for it nonstop since ‘ve left. Once the aina gets in you- it won’t leave

  • TropicBob

    This is my new favorite vegetable. I steam it with rice (last 7 minutes) and eat it with the rice- delicious. It grows great here in South Florida and is attractive.

  • Steph

    It grows well in my yard here in Central Florida. I add it to soup, curry, etc.

  • Marcy

    Is this something that MUST be grown from cuttings or can it be planted by seed? Thanks for replies!

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