23 December 2019

Patrick Garvey: Steward of the Keys’ ‘Fruitful’ Future

Patrick Garvey owns and operates Big Pine Key’s 2-acre fruit farm Grimal Grove, billed as the first breadfruit grove in the continental United States. Breadfruit is a starchy cantaloupe-sized fruit that can be used like a potato, bread or even as a custard when ripe.
20 November 2019

Steward of the Keys: Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton, 34, a “retired” professional kiteboarder, owns and operates the new Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club that opened last spring. With a zero-waste program and on-site sustainable amenities, the resort features a bar hand-tooled from locally salvaged wood surrounded by aeroponic tower gardens for flowers, luffas and garnishes; uses biodegradable and plant-based soaps and detergents and accessible water filtration systems; and bans single-use plastics and Styrofoam.
30 October 2019

Stewards of the Keys: REEF’s Alli Candelmo

Alli Candelmo, Ph.D., has remarkable experience in conservation outreach, from surveying reefs for marine parks in tiny Malaysian fishing villages to studying manta rays in Hawaii and netting lionfish in the Turks & Caicos islands.
23 September 2019

Andrea Paulson Protects the Lower Keys Backcountry

Captain Andrea Paulson, owner-operator of Reelax Charters based at Sugarloaf Marina on Sugarloaf Shores, has a fierce love for the remote backcountry of the Lower Florida Keys.