Corey Paul checks his vegetable garden in downtown Fort Pierce. He has many followers on social media where he promotes the benefits of home gardening
through his videos and written instructions, all under Gardening With Goo.
Homemade videos raise interest
in backyard gardener
BY PATTIE DURHAM
Corey Paul’s life changed a lot in the last few years. He
added six young children to his family and developed
a new interest in life, producing videos and providing
gardening information for what he calls his Green
Thumb Gang. Social media, nothing strange to this 36-year-old,
provides a way for him to reach his many followers.
Paul, whose nickname is Goo, went from spending his free
time fishing to setting up raised garden beds in his backyard
and encouraging people to grow their own food.
“I started in 2018,” Paul says. “I kinda got started because
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I started to have more children and needed to stay home
more of the time. I used to go out fishing all day. So, I started
Paul, who posts on Instagram and Facebook, has produced
several YouTube videos on gardening tips. One lengthy video
shows how to build a raised garden bed like one of his that
once produced about 20 pounds of vegetables.
PLENTY OF VEGETABLES
His garden is more elaborate now with paths between the >>