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We offer a variety of classes and events for the entire family. Click here to see what's coming up.
Limited Commercial Landscape Management Class
The Limited Commercial Landscape Management Class (Round-up License) has been scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2015, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. The Certification Test will be from 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm. Registration is required. Register at: Florida Landscape Management Association. If you have any questions, please call (941) 714-0459.
Prioritizing Expenses and Debt
When money is tight, many families and individuals have to make tough decisions regarding repayment of debt. When facing such decisions, how do you know which to pay first and which to delay? After all, everyone you owe wants and expects to be paid. Click here to learn some strategies to help guide you through the process of prioritizing and making those decisions.
Shrimp – An Important Seafood Product in Florida
Florida is known as the fishing capital of the world. As important as fishing is in Florida, the variety of seafood offered to consumers in Florida is equally as important. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida produces over 80 varieties of both wild-caught and farm-raised seafood products across the state in the Gulf and Atlantic, in both state and federal waters. Florida also is ranked among the top twelve states for fresh seafood production. With over 1,300 miles of coastline, Florida has a vast area where seafood can be harvested and brought back to port to be processed and sold.
Planet Diversity: Trees Gone Wild
The 2015 Florida Project Learning Tree Professional Development conference utilizes the zoo environment to teach across disciplines. It provides the opportunity to network with PLT facilitators, educators, program sponsors and partners, environmental, conservation, and natural resource educators. Don’t miss a night hike at the zoo, and concurrent sessions provided by zoo staff, and more! Hosted by the amazing Brevard Zoo, come and be part of an engaging and inspiring experience! Join us November 13 – 15, 2015 for a minimal cost, and register now!
Be Plastic Aware!
Small plastics (less than 5 mm in size) are becoming an increasing concern in the marine environment. The Florida Microplastic Awareness Project (FMAP) is a citizen science project to raise awareness about the sources of and threats posed by microplastics in the coastal environment. Volunteers are collecting and analyzing water samples from around the state, documenting the presence of microplastics.
This training will give you the information you need to become part of this project. You'll learn more about:
- What microplastics are and where they come from
- The types of volunteer opportunities available for the project
- How to collect water samples, filter water, and check for microplastics
- What you can do to help spread the word about microplastics
If you have any questions, please contact Holly Abeels at email@example.com or 321-633-1702 x235.
4-H First Annual HandyPro Show Jumping Challenge
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Brevard County 4-H Multi-Functional Performance Center. Share the experience of living life on the edge while watching the individual teams of horses and riders speed through a course of jumps and hairpin turns. Their agility is breathtaking as they soar through the course utilizing their incredible skills for our pure excitement. There will be three types of skilled competitions:
- The barn challenge where barns compete with each other for $600 in prize money
- Three individual challenges at different jump heights
- A Mini-Prix that will excite and thrill as the best riders compete for a prize purse of $1500
An equine team costume contest will be included. The intermission will consist of a canine demonstration by area clubs. All proceeds will benefit the local 4-H Clubs and the newly reconstructed facility.
Sponsorship opportunities available from $10.00 to $600.00 and/or merchandise for prizes!
2016 Class Registration Open
Training + Volunteer Program Preparing Citizens to become Ambassadors for Sustainability!
- Ten-week training program with continuing volunteer opportunities
- Learn how to live more sustainably—and find out about sustainability initiatives throughout Brevard County!
- Topics include Energy, Water, Land Use, Food, and more
The Sustainable Floridians program follows the model of the successful Florida Master Gardener program and aims to develop engaged citizen volunteers who will become local sustainability champions. The Sustainable Floridian will become an active participant in the mission of the Florida Extension Service to transform societies through lifestyle choices and behaviors. After completing the eight-week training program, participants will create a personal sustainability action plan and can contribute to service projects or act as volunteer educators.
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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
Sign 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
Use these forms to send samples to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
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.
We are developing a teaching and demonstration garden right here at the UF/IFAS Extension office. Learn how you can help.