May 2024 Class List

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences! Make sure to follow us on Eventbrite to be notified by email whenever we post a new class:

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You Can Brew It Too!

April 30 | 3 pm – 4:30 pm

In this fun hands-on experience, you will learn about the different types of tea, preparation methods, the benefits of drinking tea, and tea recipes that you can make at home!

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Canning: The Pickling Process

May 3 | 2 pm – 4 pm

Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Office to learn how to preserve your own food! This hands-on experience will focus on the pickling process for cucumbers and more. You will be able to take your food home, so please bring a box with you as the jars will still be hot.

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Canning: Jams & Jellies

May 4 | 10 am – 12:30 pm

Join us to learn how to make your own jams and jellies! You will be able to take your food home, so please bring a box with you as the jars will still be hot.

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ServSafe Food Manager’s Class and Exam

May 13 | 8:30 am – 5 pm

The University of Florida’s Food Safety and Quality Program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.

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Space Coast Golf & Turf Association Spring In-Service Seminar

May 14 | 8 am – 12 pm

Come hear from experts in the turf management world, network with colleagues, and earn CEUs!

Are you a vendor interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact us at (321) 633-1702 or email We have ticket options for a breakfast sponsor and a lunch sponsor. Thank you for your consideration!

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Water Bath & Pressure Canning

May 14 | 6 pm – 8 pm

Join us to learn the basics of canning! This hands-on experience will focus on two canning methods, water bath and pressure canning. You will be able to take your food home, so please bring a box with you as the jars will still be hot.

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Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Workshop

May 15 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) is an educational program for people working in lawn-care and landscape maintenance. The GI-BMP program teaches environmentally safe landscaping practices that help preserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters.

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Backyard Chicken Training Class

May 15 | 10 am – 12 pm

Learn all about raising and caring for chickens in urban environments! This class is taught virtually in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.

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May Madness Fundraiser for the Brevard Discovery Garden

May 18 | 9 am – 12 pm

Mark your calendars! The Brevard Discovery Garden is hosting its last fundraiser before fall! This event will be all about Caladiums, Cannas, Berries & More!  Of course, we will also have native and Florida-friendly plants available, along with Louisiana Irises, heat-tolerant tomato plants, herbs, and vegetables. Donations received at the fundraiser will be used to cover the cost of new tables needed in the nursery to hold propagated plants and for displaying plants at fundraisers. All donations are Cash or Check.

In addition to checking out the plants that are available for adoption, you can also stroll through the garden and learn about Improving Soil Health and get all of your burning butterfly gardening questions answered! To sign up for these free events, check out the Eventbrite links below!

Hunter Safety Class

May 25 | 9 am – 4 pm

Join us to complete your hunter safety requirements! This in-person class is for those who have already completed the online portion.

Register for the class (You will need to select Brevard County and search for the correct date & times):

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Mental Health First Aid Training

May 29 | 9 am – 4 pm

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid! This is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge. Like physical First Aid and CPR, MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis until professional assistance is obtained or the crisis is resolved.

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Florida Master Naturalist Program – Freshwater Restoration

May 30 – June 1 | Registration closes on May 23 at 12 pm

Learn about the challenges and strategies associated with the restoration of freshwater environments. This course covers topics such as: How to enhance & restore ecological functions, Actions citizens can implement, Small-scale and large-scale strategies, and more.

This class is full, please contact the instructor to join the waitlist:

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

This is an ongoing program, sign up today!

Get certified to become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide! This online certification course covers science-based techniques that ensure minimal environmental footprint of fishing.

Register online:

Scholarships available:

Brevard County Farmers Market

Every Thursday at the Regional Pavilion inside Wickham Park | 3 pm – 6 pm

Join us at the market to discover a variety of homemade food from local businesses! There are many unique products like grass-fed beef, Fresh from Florida produce, spices, honey, jams, coffee, nut butters, microgreens, edible plants, a variety of baked goods and vegan desserts, olive oil, salsas, and more! We also participate in the Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) token program! This program allows SNAP recipients to buy fresh produce and other goodies with their food stamp benefits.

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Posted: April 23, 2024

Category: Events
Tags: Brevard Discovery Garden, Canning, Florida Friendly Fishing, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Food Safety, Hunter Safety, Jams, Jellies, Pesticide, Pesticide License, Pickling, Plant Fundraiser, Poultry, Pressure Canning, Tea, Tea Making, Turf Management, Turfgrass, Urban Agriculture, Water Bath Canning

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