Sponsor a Child and a Chicken!

Sponsor a Child and Chicken!We’ve got eggciting news! The 2015 4-H Brevard County Social and Market Poultry Auction is coming on October 24, 2015. This year youth will be auctioning off Buff Orpington hens. We have increased to 60 youth participating and looking for local support to make the auction a success. Read more.

Is The “Extra” Worth It For Extracurricular Activities?

Girls playing soccer

The school year is starting with homework, meetings, school lunches, etc. At the same time most families start to pencil in all the extracurricular activities (sports, music, clubs, volunteering, etc.). Are all the extra driving around, extra finances, and extra time worth it for your child? The answer to that question is a resounding yes…in moderation of course! Read More.

Preparing Your Wallet for Back-to-School

PencilsMy how time flies! It seems summer just arrived, and now we’re already planning for back-to-school. As the reality of this hits us, so does the realization that our budgets willsoon be taking a hit as we pay for supplies and clothing for the new school year. But don’t fear! There are steps you can take to help rein in costs and to keep your budget on track. Read more.

Back to School Lunches

Back to School LunchesIt’s “Back to School Time,” and that means school lunches. Whether a student is eating a packed lunch or a school lunch prepared by someone else, one of the best things to remind children to do is to start with clean hands before eating. Due to time constraints, not all students will have the chance to wash their hands before lunch…but if they do, now is the time to remind them how important it is to wash hands well. Read more


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Learn How to Start a 4-H Gardening Club

Starting a garden is a great way to get youth involved, engaged, and excited about eating and trying new vegetables. Plus youth learn valuable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills. Add another bonus that we live in Florida so that sites can have three growing seasons (fall, winter, summer). So where do you start? Learn More.

My Brevard Yard Workshops

My Brevard YardSign up for the My Brevard Yard Workshop and learn how you can have a healthy lawn and protect our waterways!

One or three-hour workshops are available. Longer workshops are great for municipalities, homeowner associations, and other large groups. Call 321.633.1702 x 222 or Email to schedule a group workshop.

Soil Testing Information

Call a Master Gardener

You can do your part to protect water quality by following a few simple steps toward making your yard Florida Friendly. For help with your lawn and landscape, call or email a Master Gardener at 321.633.1702.

Soil and Water Conservation District

The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District assists farmers and ranchers with applying Best Management Practices to their operations.

Contact Dave Millard at 633-1702 x241 or email Dave Millard for assistance.

Brevard County Farmers Market

The Brevard County Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3-6pm and is located at the Equestrian Center in Wickham Park. More info...

The Brevard Botanical Garden

We are developing a teaching and demonstration garden right here at the UF/IFAS Extension office. Learn how you can help.

Contact Dave Millard at 633-1702 x241 or email Dave Millard for assistance.