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Stan Dingwater: Culprit
The Monroe County Health Department reminds the public to drain standing water in and around properties,
especially after rainfall and watering lawns and landscapes, as a means of preventing dengue, a virus
that can be contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito. On Thursday afternoon (9/27/2012), the Miami-Dade
CHD reported its first case of locally acquired dengue in 2012. In response, the Monroe CHD reconfirmed that
there have been no known cases of dengue reported in the Florida Keys since November 2010.
Anyone experiencing dengue-like symptoms, including sustained high fever, severe headache and bone
pain and mild rash, should see a health care provider. Prevention tips include draining standing
water where mosquitoes like to breed, wearing mosquito repellents, ensuring there are no
holes in screens on windows and doors where mosquitoes can gain access and using air conditioning
whenever possible. For more information, call 809-5653.
Here's a wonderful link about solarizing your garden, Click Here...
Master Gardener and horticultural columnist for the Key West Citizen Robin Robinson's new book
"Roots, Rocks, and Rain Native Trees of the Florida Keys" is a wonderful read for anyone interested in the secret lives
of Key West plants.
The book was brought to our attention at our first potluck supper of the season on Sept.17th, 2012 by CGKW garden
member Hazel Hans who is a also a member of the Key West Garden Club over at the WEST MARTELLO TOWER,
which is located where White Street meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The book is very interesting and we're certain you'll enjoy it. Proceeds from book purchases help support the
Key West Garden Club and can be purchased from their website or by stopping by the
Other Useful Links:
Other Useful Links, submitted by Jody, 2013 PDF file
Garden Wiki Link... http://cgkw.pbworks.com
This "Wiki" was the original on-line site for the community garden. It still has a lot of valuable information,
and also allows anyone to post and share information and feedback. Have a look! Anyone can view the pages but in
order to participate, you need to request access from the administrator here
For more information on how the Wiki works, here is a user manual
Please visit our