Vegetables

Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business

UF/IFAS Extension offers “Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business” two-day short courses When:    March 13-14 or March 17-18, 2017 Where: Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center,  8202 County Road 417,  Live Oak, FL 32060 Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-a-successful-hydroponic-business-registration-28233604471   This program will feature demonstration and hands-on activities inside three greenhouses, a shade house, and an outdoor production area at …

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Two Opportunities to Learn about Fall Gardening

Escambia County Extension is offering two programs on Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.  Both will cover information on soils, starting with seeds and transplants, and tips for growing the favorite Fall edibles. Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Molino Library Friday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Escambia County Extension office

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Composting and Recycling

Home landscapes have plenty of materials that can be transformed into a wonderful soil amendment. Join Escambia Extension on Friday, January 22 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to learn about techniques to compost yard debris and recycle in the garden. Please pre register by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu Program will be in the Langley …

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No Fear in the New Year

Most people don’t really have Lachanophobia – the fear of vegetables. Many folks just have an aversion to eating veggies. Since vegetables are such a major source of nutrition, the MyPlate suggests we make half our plate fruits and veggies every day for optimum health. So not wanting to eat our veggies can pose a …

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Hydroponic Veggies: Made in the Shade

Growing Vegetables Hydroponically under Open Shade Structures The Small Farms Academy in Live Oak will offer Hydroponic Veggies: Made in the Shade on Thursday July 23, 2015, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This workshop is for farmers interested in learning about using open shade structures to extend their vegetable production season. The program will feature …

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Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops include high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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4-H Garden to Plate Day Camp – Register Now!

  Find more information and registration forms for this and other day camp here!

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2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production

Registration is now open for the 2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production that will be held the evenings of January 15, 22, and 29 throughout the Panhandle of Florida.  Cost of the course is $30 per person or $45 per couple. The speakers who will be presenting are known throughout the South for their knowledge of this …

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