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June 2017


June 1 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 United States
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Yesteryear Village and the Agriculture Department are joining forces for fun-filled, action-packed throughout the months of June and July! CITY KIDS ON THE FARM, Summertime Program is fun, engaging, interactive and educational. ACTIVITIES: • BE IMMERSED IN AGRICULTURE! MAKE SEED NECKLACES, A “SALSA” GARDEN AND MORE; LEARN ABOUT ANIMAL CARE AND HORSE GROOMING! • STEP BACK IN TIME AND ENJOY OLD FASHIONED GAMES, CANDLE MAKING, BLACKSMITHING AND MORE! • OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE FISHING CLINICS, WATER PLAY, CLOGGING, AND EVEN BAKING…

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July 2017

25th Annual International Mango Festival

July 1 @ 9:30 am - July 2 @ 4:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156 United States
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Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. This year’s theme, “From Wild to Table” will explore wild cultivars and species, and look at the future of mangos in a changing world. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit, check out the Mangos of the World Display, bid on your favorite cultivars at the world’s only Mango Auction, sample mouthwatering mango dishes, and more. Admission is $25 for adults, $18…

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Design Your Own Permaculture Food Forest, Garden or Farm

July 8 - July 9
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States
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Learn strategies for designing food forests, gardens and farms using permaculture techniques. We'll learn about a variety of Florida friendly perennial edible plants, how to grow abundant food in your yard with less work, and no-chemical pest and disease management You will get hands-on experience as well as useful handouts including recommended nurseries, plant lists, and much more. The data in this workshop will more than pay for itself. Food forest guilds Great perennial plants for Florida and elsewhere Plant…

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Learn How to Compost

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135th Street
North Miami, FL 33181 United States
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FREE. Learn how to make your own "black gold". It's easy once you learn the basics. And you can use your compost to keep you plants healthy.Master Gardeners will teach you what you need to know! If you are a Miami-Dade County resident, you MAY receive a voucher so that you can pick up a free compost bin at M-D Solid Waste while supplies last.

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Compost Happens

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Thalatta Estate, 17301 Old Cutler Road
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 United States
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FREE. Learn how to make organic soil from your own kitchen and yard waste. Easy and fun and great for your garden. Master Gardener Terri Stephen will teach you what you need to know! Please RSVP (305 259-1245).

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Concert and Green Tea Ceremony

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida House Institute, 4454 S Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233 United States
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For more than 1,000 years, monks and noblemen in Japan have been drinking green tea. Acclaimed musician, storyteller and artist Kuniko Yamamoto, from Osaka, Japan, presents an aesthetic ceremony of drinking green tea. Kuniko will share stories of Zen and Samurai and perform the music of Koto, a 13-string Japanese zitar. Guests will take part in the ceremony, hear a lovely concert, and drink a cup of beloved green tea. A fundraiser for FHI. $35 includes concert ceremony and refreshments.

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YF&R Leadership Conference

July 14 - July 16
Four Points by Sheraton at Punta Gorda Harborside, 33 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
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Florida Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference is an exciting three-day event in beautiful Punta Gorda, Florida. This year will boast an expanded schedule of breakout sessions, networking events and will feature internet sensation Chad Prather as our keynote speaker. Find out more at http://bit.ly/HookedOnAg

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Why Snakes are Cool

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Rd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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There are 46 native species of snakes in Florida and most occur in the central peninsula. Despite playing important ecological roles as both predators and prey, snakes remain highly misunderstood vertebrates. Only four venomous species occur in central Florida and these snakes present little danger when left alone. Herpetologist and environmental educator George L. Heinrich (Heinrich Ecological Services) will present on why snakes are cool, emphasizing Florida snake diversity, natural history, conservation, and snake safety. A selection of live snakes…

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Beginner Jam Making – Plus Jamtini Cocktail Class

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Urban Canning Company, 1040 4 Street N.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Beginner Jam Canning Class - Jamtini Cocktail Class This class is all about jam and we'll also be making Jamtini cocktails! Learn how to turn your favorite jams into a delicious libation! In the class we will go over local agriculture and nutrition, how sustainability directly affects our health and our community, canning supplies, myths, methods and step by step procedures. You'll be emailed a booklet with everything mapped out in detail to help you begin urban canning small batches…

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