Tag: sustainability

Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting Recap 2018

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On Monday, November 5th, small-scale vegetable farmers, cattle ranchers, mushroom growers, food foresters and industry members came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small-scale farming in Southwest Florida.                … Read More

Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

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We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120… Read More

Southwest Florida Seed Planting Graph

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This Plating calendar was compiled by Donna Glembin, Collier County Master Gardener and Isabel Way, FYN and MG Coordinator. Happy Gardening! Crop/Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Beans (bush) X X… Read More

Container Vegetable Gardening

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If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will provide sufficient space… Read More

2018 Collier County Tropical Fruit Road Tour

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  It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow tropical fruit trees in Southwest Florida. Join the UF/IFAS Extension Collier county team for a half-day workshop to learn how to grow Citrus-Alternative… Read More

WORKSHOP: Food Preservation 101 May 16, 2018

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If you enjoy growing your own fruits and vegetables, come to the UF/IFAS Extension Collier County workshop to learn all the different ways you can preserve your harvest at home. Preserving and processing foods at home also means… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

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  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number of techniques,… Read More

Question: How Do I Start a Food Business in Collier County?

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Question: I’m an entrepreneur looking to start a food product related business in Collier County. But where do I start? How can I find information on business planning, product development and regulations? And what process do I need… Read More