Friday, September 28, 2012

Upcoming Workshops

Here are some gardening and homesteading
workshops coming up in Central Florida.
See ya there!

Lake Alfred Farmer's Market
Saturday, September 29, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
On the corner of Haines and Seminole,
Lake Alfred

Visit the Polk County Master Gardeners on the last Saturday of each month at the Farmer's Market. Get up-to-date program information, bring in a plant or insect for diagnosis, obtain helpful gardening literature.


The Edible Landscape: Perennial Vegetables
Thursday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.
Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve,
900 Mackay Blvd.,
Lake Alfred

The Polk County Master Gardeners present a workshop on the first Thursday of each month at the historic home at Mackay Gardens. This month they will teach you how to integrate delicious and nutritious food plants into your ornamental landscape. Discover the joys of little known and tasty plants. No registration is required.

Backyard Gardener Festival and Plant Sale
Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service,
1702 US Hwy 17 South,
Bartow

The Polk County Master Gardeners present this annual festival. Workshops will be offered throughout the day. Free information about gardening and landscaping. Free soil testing. Purchase Florida-Friendly plants, rain barrels, books, melaleuca mulch and yard art.
For more information call (863) 519-8677.

Workshop schedule:
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Florida Friendly Plants
10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Growing Vegetables and Herbs
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Gardening to Attract Wildlife
12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Composting with Worms

Ornamental Grasses for the Landscape
Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lakeland Electric Building
501 East Lemon Street,
Lakeland
Must have I.D. to enter building

This workshop will teach you how to use ornamental grasses in your landscape. This lunch and learn class is free of charge and lunch is provided. Sign up now to reserve your space! This workshop is presented by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program and the City of Lakeland Water Utilities.

Lake Alfred Farmer's Market
Saturday, October 27, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
On the corner of Haines and Seminole,
Lake Alfred

Visit the Polk County Master Gardeners on the last Saturday of each month at the Farmer's Market. Get up-to-date program information, bring in a plant or insect for diagnosis, obtain helpful gardening literature.

Composting Workshop
Thursday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.
Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve,
900 Mackay Blvd.,
Lake Alfred

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program will present a free workshop on how to create compost, no matter how much space, time or "stuff" you have!
No registration is required.

Canning Class, Pressure Canning: Vegetables and Meat
November 7, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service
1702 US HWY 17 South,
Bartow

Learn how to can vegetables, meat and seafood. This class will teach you what equipment you need, how to use a canner, how to use a recipe and canning safety. Class is $10. Register with Mary Beth Henry, (863) 519-8677 ext. 110 or mbhenry@ufl.edu.

Canning Class, Water Bath: Sweets, Pickles & Fruits
November 7, 1:00 p..m.-3:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service
1702 US HWY 17 South,
Bartow

Learn how to can fruits and make jams and pickles. This class will teach you what equipment you need, how to use a canner, how to use a recipe and canning safety. Class is $10. Register with Mary Beth Henry, (863) 519-8677 ext. 110 or mbhenry@ufl.edu.

Lake Alfred Farmer's Market
Saturday, November 24, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
On the corner of Haines and Seminole,
Lake Alfred

Visit the Polk County Master Gardeners on the last Saturday of each month at the Farmer's Market. Get up-to-date program information, bring in a plant or insect for diagnosis, obtain helpful gardening literature.


Lake Alfred Farmer's Market
Saturday, December 29, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
On the corner of Haines and Seminole,
Lake Alfred

Visit the Polk County Master Gardeners on the last Saturday of each month at the Farmer's Market. Get up-to-date program information, bring in a plant or insect for diagnosis, obtain helpful gardening literature.

Anne Yasalonis
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Coordinator

UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service
1702 U.S. Highway 17 South,
Bartow, FL 33830
P: 863.519.8677 ext. 121
E: anneanne@ufl.edu
W: http://polkfyn.com