Master Food Volunteer Program Comes to Brevard County
The Master Food Volunteer Program is coming to Brevard County. This program is designed to train volunteers to assist with the Food Safety and Nutrition Program at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Brevard County. This program is an in-depth 4-week course and will be held on Thursdays from 10:00 am to Noon starting January 16th through February 6th. The cost is $40. Training will include topics such as basic nutrition, nutrition and health throughout the lifecycle, food safety, food preparation, cooking questions and the latest food preservation processes. Upon completion of the program, you will be expected to volunteer at least 25 hours over the next 12 months. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including helping with preparation of classes, assisting during classes, and other various projects. Please complete the application and return it byJanuary 10th. Please contact 321-633-1702 ext. 0 or email Nanci Mitchell for questions.
Got The Holiday Travel Blues?
Holidays are a time when many people travel to be with families and friends. Through the hustle and bustle of the season, safety issues may be overlooked. This holiday season take the time to put safety on the top of your list when traveling, whether your destination is an hour away or a couple thousand miles. The following tips are offered to keep your children and all family members safe while traveling this holiday season. Read More (.pdf).
Stay Safe this Holiday Season
Holidays are a time of celebration and fun. However, they are also a time of increased accidents and incidents. To make your holiday season safe, read through the following safety tips provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Fire Protection Association. Read More (.pdf).
Inexpensive Gifts that Come From the Heart
Gifts don’t have to be expensive to mean much. Often, the best gifts are those that come from the heart and have a personal touch. Read more (.pdf).
Keep Your Holiday Finances in Check
As the holiday season approaches, many families look for ways to manage the associated costs on a tight budget. While we all have a desire to give gifts and celebrate, many families find the holidays a time of great financial stress as they struggle to come out ahead rather than being buried underneath a load of debt. Going into the holidays with a well thought-out financial plan can help to alleviate the stress and can bring you into the New Year without additional financial burdens. Read more (.pdf).
Rights-of-Way Exam and Review
This class is a review for anyone needing to add a rights-of-way category to the Pesticide Applicator License under Chapter 487, Florida Statutes. The class is also for current Pesticide Applicator License holders needing CEU's for renewal. Attendees will get 4 CEU's for rights-of-way. Please note that no CORE CEU's are available. There will be a test offered after the training for those that need the license. The cost to attend is $60.00. Register.
Sustainable FloridiansSM Program is Here!
Are you interested in learning about your ecological footprint? The Sustainable FloridiansSM Program teaches you how to reduce resource consumption, save money, and become part of a transition to a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future.
Citizens Academy is Back!
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of county government? Who decides what roads get resurfaced? How does the landfill work? What really goes on at the jail (is black the new orange?)? How does water get to my faucet? How are new developments planned?
If you answered yes, this class is for you. Citizens Academy is an eight-week class that teaches you how things get done in the county. Everything from Animal Services to Utilities will be covered. Class meets on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Field trips will occur on some Saturdays (dates to be determined).
My Brevard Yard Gardening Webinars
Grow Your Own Vegetables - Did you miss the growing vegetables webinars? Check them out here.
4-H Chaperone Training
The Florida 4-H Overnight Chaperone Certification Training was developed in 2009 and implemention started in 2010. In 2013, those certified in 2010 will need to be re-certified.
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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.
Join us October 23 - November1 sfor the 2014 Brevard County Fair. Show off your skills and talents by entering any of our many competitions including gardening, culinary, sewing, art, and much more! For More Info...
The Brevard County Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3-7pm. The market farmers currently have fresh bell peppers, tomatoes, collards, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, farm fresh eggs, and more! For More info...