Category: Featured

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 selby.org. 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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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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