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June 2017

Soil Moisture Sensor Workshop

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
UF/IFAS Jackson County, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448 United States
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The Jackson County Extension Office will host a soil moisture sensor workshop on June 21, 2017. The address is 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna FL 32448. The workshop will feature both indoor and outdoor components where participants will learn about three types of soil moisture sensors that can be valuable tools to improve irrigation efficiency: Sentek EC Soil Moisture Probe Watermark Soil Moisture Meter Hand-held FieldScout TDR Soil Moisture Meter Registration is free, but please contact Ethan Carter (850-482-9620) or Andrea…

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Organic Blueberry Farm Tour

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Melrose Organic Cornucopia, 2911 CR 219-A
Melrose, FL 32666 United States
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Learn about organic blueberry practices from Master Gardener and u-pick grower, Jeff Popowski. Practices such as mulches, fertilization, pruning, and growth will be covered. If time permits, other vegetables currently growing will also be covered. You will have an opportunity to pick blueberries after the tour. Registration is $5.00 for class. No refunds. Limited to 30 participants. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent, at 352-955-2402.

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End of Season Gleaning Party

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come celebrate with us for an end of season gleaning party! We will be honoring Don Hall for his contributions to this project along with recognizing the gleaners who make this project successful. There will be light food and beverages catered by Sharon Carr with vegetarian and vegan options available. Please RSVP, you will receive the event address in the confirmation email. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Annual Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

June 23 - June 24
Jupiter Pointe Marina, 18753 SE Federal Hwy.
Tequesta, FL 34964 United States
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Martin County's lionfish program was established in response to an increased presence of lionfish on our offshore reefs and in our estuaries. As a County committed to the preservation of our environment, the arrival of this species triggered an immediate response starting with the Inaugural Lionfish Round-Up in 2011. Martin County's lionfish program educates the public on the critical impacts to this invasive species to our offshore reefs & estuaries. Please support our 7th Annual Martin County Lionfish Round-Up. This…

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It’s Time to Grow ~ Urban Farming Institute

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Farming Institute, 1101 NE 40th Ct.
Oakland Park, FL 33334 United States
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Join us as we get down and dirty and prepare the soil for summer growing. If you love to garden now's your chance to get in on the dirt. Learn about Florida summer planting. There will be demos, food, and exercise.... The cleanup will be lead by two master gardeners. If you are into bees we will also have our resident Bee Keeper available to update you on all the sweet information on how to raise bees for great honey!…

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Tropical Fruit Fiesta

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Truman Little White House, 111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Family event! Come learn about growing fruit trees, purchase fruit trees and individual fruit, youth activities, vendors, food and more. Hosted by Truman Little White House, Grimal Grove and UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension Service

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Annual Taste of the Tropics

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UF/IFAS Martin County, 2614 SE Dixie Hwy
Stuart, FL 34996 United States
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Learn from experts about tropical fruits that grow in Martin County. Learn how to select, plant, nurture and prepare fruits. Enjoy samples of verious fresh, tropical fruits.

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Pollinator Swarm Ride!

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East End Market Audubon Park Exchange (APEX), 3201 Corrine Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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It's is Pollinator month! And with the help of local environmentalists we have a ton of native flower seeds to plant for our local pollinators! Bees, butterflies, wasps- you name it! We will provide seeds and swarm our urban farming plots with flower seeds. Also, we sure to grab some seeds to take home for your garden! This is a special Swarm Ride free community event that invites YOU out to bike and farm with us in the Audubon Park…

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2017 Camp Florida Friendly for Adults

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
UF/IFAS Duval County Extension Office, 1010 N McDuff Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254 United States
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Come join us for Camp Florida-Friendly! We're offering three sessions of in-depth gardening information for adults only! The goal of Florida-Friendly Landscaping (trademark) is to create and maintain attractive landscapes to enhance our communities and to protect Florida's natural environment. We're also offering optional "make & take" items that are available for purchase. $5-45.00 Sessions take place¬†June 26, 28 & 30 Session 1: Monday, June 26 Topics include: "Right Plant, Right Place:, Pruning small trees, 10 ways to garden &…

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