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March 2019

Help our planet: Turn off your lights for Earth Hour on March 30 at 8:30 p.m.

March 30 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Photo: A mother Adélie penguin watches over her chick in Antarctica in the early to mid-1960s. Global warming is causing problems such as loss of habitat for many animals. / Vivian family file photo The following is provided by the World Wildlife Fund We live in an interconnected world. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. Our ever-growing demand for food, water and energy is changing the climate faster than predicted — and…

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Wild Edibles Walk

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Spruce Bluff Preserve, 611 SE Dar Lane
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984
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Feature photo: Herbologist Laura Olson, who will conduct the March 31 Wild Edibles Walk, makes blackberry-root syrup during a workshop she held in Indiantown. / Courtesy file photo   The Wild Edibles Walk is set for March 31 from 9-11 a.m. at Spruce Bluff Preserve. Slow Food Gold & Treasure Coast and the Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie County have joined forces to bring in herbologist Laura Olson for a tour through one of her favorite spots in St Lucie…

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April 2019

Kai-Kai Farm Tours

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every year that begins at 10:30am on the second Wednesday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

An event every year that begins at 3:30pm on the third Saturday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

Want to know more about where your food comes from? Or perhaps you want your children to learn about vegetables and how we grow them. Join Farmer Diane twice monthly for FREE guided tours of our beautiful 40 acre farm. Remember to bring water, outdoor attire, and sunscreen! Walking distance on-site about 1/2 mile so wear walking shoes suitable for sand and bring a hat.

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10th Annual Florida Wildflower Symposium

April 12 - April 13
Straughn UF/IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, Gainesville, 2142 Shealy Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
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Exhibitors • Field Trips • Presentations • Native Plant Sale • Workshops Now in its 10th year, the Florida Wildflower Symposium is the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s signature annual event, focusing exclusively on the state’s native wildflowers and their ecosystems. The purpose of the event is to immerse participants in an educational experience that exposes them to the reality of Florida’s environmental challenges while giving them the tools to effect change. The symposium will offer field trips to local natural areas,…

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Kai-Kai Farm Tours

April 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every year that begins at 3:30pm on the second Wednesday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

An event every year that begins at 3:30pm on the third Saturday of November, December, January, February, March and April, repeating indefinitely

Want to know more about where your food comes from? Or perhaps you want your children to learn about vegetables and how we grow them. Join Farmer Diane twice monthly for FREE guided tours of our beautiful 40 acre farm. Remember to bring water, outdoor attire, and sunscreen! Walking distance on-site about 1/2 mile so wear walking shoes suitable for sand and bring a hat.

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Brooksville Blueberry Festival

April 27 - April 28
Brooksville Blueberry Festival, Downtown Brooksville
Brooksville, FL United States
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LIVE MUSIC - OVER 125 VENDORS - KIDS ZONE - GREAT FOOD AND DRINK This year our Kids Zone will be designed to keep the Kids Busy and send them home worn out. This year the Festival will also feature "The Butterfly Encounter": http://www.thebutterflyencounter.com/ Kids can interact with live butterflies and learn how important the are to our world.

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Spring Farm Day at Jupiter Creamery

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jupiter Creamery, 18591 131st Trail N.
Jupiter, Florida 33478
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Free

Jupiter Creamery invites you to experience Spring Farm Day on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located on over 10-acres of tropical land, Spring Farm Day is dedicated to educational talks on raising cows, pigs, and chickens and much more. Families are invited to come learn about the farm, pet cows, hug chickens, play games like Treasure Hunt, and more. Some farm products will be available for sale, and there's plenty of nature to enjoy out on the…

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27th Annual PestoFesto Celebration

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Commanche Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634 United States
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Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is celebrating a wonderful harvest with our 27th Annual PestoFesto Fundraising Party. The PestoFesto is full of community spirit featuring our famous farm-fresh organic pesto pasta and salad, rolls, dessert, and juice. Locally-brewed beer, select wine, and organic coffee available by donation. As well as good eats and drinks, we’ll have: Outdoor & Basil Themed Activities Silent Auction Raffle Prizes Kids Activities Live Music starting at 7pm by the Urban Gypsies Join us for a fun…

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May 2019

Florida Native Plant Society’s 39th Annual Conference

May 16 - May 19
Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429 United States
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Our theme this year, "Transitions," is pertinent to the Nature Coast region of Florida in a number of ways - sea level rise, migrations of ecosystems due to climate change, and the transition zone between north and south Florida.  In this region you will also see the transition of cave system into Karst, spring flows to tannic flows, and water quality transitions. The region also has a large diversity of plant communities and the transitions between uplands and wetlands are…

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