Found lacking her sense of urgency, she perused the leaves of eggplant fuzzy with their new growth. Swollen plump, but not quite ripe, tomatoes dripped along stalks, she examines and passes them by. Looking for something fragrant and unique, ... READ MORE
At the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon held yesterday, 115 students on 23 teams representing seven Manatee and Sarasota County high schools competed at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition ... READ MORE
In November 2014, Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SCMV) was discovered in southeast Florida and Pinellas County where it seemed to stay. In the past few years, however, the virus has spread. It is now confirmed in counties in North, Central, and South ... READ MORE
About the contest
Manatee County students in grades six through 12 were eligible to compete in the annual Farm City Week Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District (MRSWCD) speech contest on November 13th. Designed to develop ... READ MORE
Change is the only inevitability.
We see it echoed in the metamorphosis of insects, the too-quick growth of our children, the gray in our hair. From one moment to the next, the cells that comprise our bodies are shifting, changing, dying, ... READ MORE
Ponds can be a serene and beautiful addition to any landscape, providing a habitat for wildlife and a peaceful spot for relaxation. However, like any other part of your property, ponds can encounter their fair share of problems. Three of the ... READ MORE
Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night
[A Midsummer Night’s ... READ MORE
The Manatee County Farm City Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of relationships between farmers, consumers, community leaders and everyone in between who contributes to our safe, abundant food supply.
Farm ... READ MORE
The complex world of honey bees is worth diving deeper into the colony to learn about their society. The Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, is the most well-known representative of the honey bee family. This medium-sized bee is responsible for ... READ MORE
Manatee County Farm City Week Committee is accepting applications until August 31, 2023 for the Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards.
Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition ... READ MORE