Southwest Florida mom offers tips on how to feed your family for cheap during pandemic

Posted at 9:16 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 21:50:30-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nervous about how to feed your family in these uncertain times?

You're not alone.

But you may be relieved to know there's a way to manage the challenge in a healthy and inexpensive way.

Adrienne Diaz knows the challenge very well and was facing it long before the coronavirus pandemic made getting food an ordeal.

When she moved to Southwest Florida years ago, she was struggling to feed her five children as a single mom.

She says she realized there was a way to do it without relying solely on grocery stores.

Adrienne says it occurred to her that the things most important to have to get food were free: sunshine and rain.

She decided to grow it herself.

Now a Florida Master Gardener, Adrienne teaches others how to do it at Miss Potter's Place in Fort Myers.

She's teamed up with her friend, Cathy Loyola, with the Florida Native Plant Society to make sure the plants are easy to grow in Florida with minimal to no fertilizer and pesticides.

If you would like to learn more about how to grown your own edibles from Adrienne, visit Ms. Potter's Place Facebook page.

You can also contact Kathy at