In this Issue:
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • Northwest Florida Rose Symposium Saturday September 16, 2017
  • Mead Making Workshop – June 17
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • Permaculture Workshop – April 29
  • Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9, 2017!
  • Why A One Size Fits All Approach to Lawn Care is a Bad Idea
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series
  • Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !
  • Arbor Day: An American-born Celebration
  • Upcoming Events

    Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series

      By Tiffany Torres Tiffany Torres is the Family Nutrition Program Northwest District Food Systems Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension. With the cooler months of fall upon us, school gardens across the Panhandle are beginning to awaken from their summer slumber. Soon, students and teachers will begin to replenish the soil, plant their seeds, and dive …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/gear-up-for-leon-county-extensions-garden-educator-training-series/

    Northwest Florida Rose Symposium Saturday September 16, 2017

    On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 9AM to 12PM, UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a rose gardening workshop for gardeners across the Panhandle. Many roses are hard to grow in the Florida Panhandle without investing considerable time and energy into spraying for insect and disease problems. This workshop will teach attendees …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/08/24/northwest-florida-rose-symposium-saturday-september-16-2017/

    Mead Making Workshop – June 17

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a Mead Making Workshop on Saturday, June 17 at the Jackson County Agricultural Center Classroom, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, FL. Registration opens at 8:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end at 2:00 PM. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting honey. Mead is described in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/06/02/mead-making-workshop-june-17/

    Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

    If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

    Permaculture Workshop – April 29

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting “Permaculture: An Introduction” on Saturday, April 29. Join us from 9AM to 2PM on Saturday, April 29 at the Jackson County Extension Office (2741 Penn Ave., Ste.#3, Marianna, FL) to learn the basics of permaculture. What is permaculture you might ask? Basically, it is the utilization of edible …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/07/permaculture-workshop-april-29/

    Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9, 2017!

    About the Spring Festival of Flowers The University of Florida, IFAS and the Pensacola State College Milton Campus invites you to join them for one of the largest festivals of the season. This is a popular event that draws plant enthusiast from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, UF student club plant sale, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/20/spring-festival-of-flowers-april-7-9-2017/

    Why A One Size Fits All Approach to Lawn Care is a Bad Idea

    Regardless of what the tag says one size does not fit all. As with clothing, a piece will undoubtedly be too large for some and too small for others. Trying to go with a “one size fits all” approach to lawn care will lead to the same kind of frustration and disappointment as an ill-fitting garment. All …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/23/why-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-lawn-care-is-a-bad-idea/

    So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series

    Are you an avid gardener and looking to step it up a notch? Are your gardening eyes bigger than your dinner plate? If you have ever considered selling your bounty for market, you will certainly need to do your homework! One such step you can take is to attend the UF/IFAS Panhandle Extension Team’s So …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-farmer-workshop-series/

    Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !

    Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening …

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    Arbor Day: An American-born Celebration

    Arbor Day has a 145-year history, started in Nebraska by a nature-loving newspaper editor named J. Sterling Morton who recognized the many valuable services trees provide. The first Arbor Day was such a big success that Mr. Morton’s idea quickly spread nationwide–particularly with children planting trees on school grounds and caring for them throughout the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/17/arbor-day-an-american-born-celebration/

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