In this Issue:
  • Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • Mead Making Workshop – June 17
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • Permaculture Workshop – April 29
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series
  • Art and Plants Come Together at the “Art & Garden Fall Family Festival”
  • Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars
  • Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28
  • Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow November 14th and 15th
  • Workshop

    Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop

    Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control efforts. Timing of the application is a key factor that many property owners fail to consider. The …

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    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/

    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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    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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    Art and Plants Come Together at the “Art & Garden Fall Family Festival”

    The University of Florida/IFAS presents Art & Garden Fall Family Festival, October 3, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy Campus. Join us that day and discover creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening through demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Speak with experts about all …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/28/art-and-plants-come-together-at-the-art-garden-fall-family-festival/

    Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars

    Upcoming lawn & garden seminars   With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public. Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool as he presents this seminar on …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/03/13/upcoming-okaloosa-county-lawn-garden-seminars/

    Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28

    Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28, 2014 UF IFAS Extension Washington County Learn how to grow strawberries in the Florida fall home garden ! Where: Washington County Ag Center East Wing Conference Room 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 When: Tuesday October 28th , 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants Strawberry …

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    Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow November 14th and 15th

      The Florida State Beekeepers, Central Panhandle, Chipola, and Tupelo Beekeepers Associations, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture, and UF/IFAS Extension, are proud to offer the 4th annual Beekeepers Workshop & Trade-show November 14th & 15th! This event will provide hands-on educational opportunities including interaction with expert beekeepers, open hive demonstrations, and more!  …

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