Category: Events

What’s that smell?

One of two corpse plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Audrey has bloomed. Known for their stench, which has been compared to rotting fish and sweaty socks, corpse plants are, nonetheless, beautiful as they are unfurling. The smell is expected to dissipate within two days. To celebrate the blooming of the two plants (Seymour bloomed last week), Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., is offering extended hours tonight (Monday) until 9 p.m. For more information, call 941-366-5731 or visit Admission is $19 for adults, $6 for children 4 to...

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Promote Your Favorite Farmers Market on Instagram and Win

Now is your chance to celebrate your favorite farmers market – and maybe even win a prize while doing it. Aug. 7-13 is National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system. Now in its 17th year, NFMW, observed during the first full week of August, provides an opportunity for farmers markets to highlight the important effects they have on us, such as increasing access to fresh, healthy food; supporting local communities; and helping to preserve the country’s farmland...

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Slow Food Miami’s Chefs Alliance Showcases Farmers and Summer Produce

Summer in Miami is grueling — the combination of heat and humidity makes us move like a snail — so it was surprising to hear from local farmers that many fruits and vegetables thrive in our hot summers. Slow Food Miami’s vice president, Chef Julie Frans, organized a Chefs Alliance recently at Wynwood Yard to showcase Florida farmers and their summer produce, with a wonderful farm talk aimed at chefs, caterers, cooks, educators, and artisans. Slow Food is a grass-roots association, which started in Italy in 1989 and now has thousands of members in over 150 countries. The group’s...

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Hear the Buzz on Bees

If you’re a beekeeper or a bee enthusiast, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services in Davie is hosting a two-day event just for you. The South Florida Bee College is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, 3205 College Ave., Davie. More than 50 lectures, workshops, and demonstrations will be held. Members of UF’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory will hold classes for beekeepers of all ages and experience levels, gardeners, naturalists, county agents, and anyone else interested in honey bees. Included in the registration fee on both days are snacks, lunch, and a banquet dinner on Friday. Ticket prices vary, so visit the following website for more information, to register, and to download a schedule:...

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Panhandle workshop set for veteran, and small, farmers

The Okaloosa Veteran & Small Farmer Workshop is set for Thursday, July 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Okaloosa County Extension Office in Crestview. Find out more about the help and resources available to veterans and small farmers. Admission is free, but Thursday, July 14, is the deadline for registration. The extension office is at 3098 Airport Road, Crestview, in Okaloosa County, in the Panhandle. Call 850-526-4910, or visit...

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