Bring Home Hydroponics for the Holidays!
Interested in growing your own? Need a gift for the green thumb? Give the gift that keeps on giving, or harvest your own homegrown hydroponic lettuce for your holiday meal!
Join UF/IFAS Extension to learn about options for growing food in urban areas and how to deal with the pests that want to eat it, too! Not only will you learn, you will build your own hydroponic lettuce bucket with the kit you will pick up the week before class, which includes lettuce seedlings off to a head start. This workshop is intended to introduce concepts of hydroponics using an affordable and simple method. If you are looking for more advanced training consider the Greenhouse Training Online Hydroponic Vegetable Production Course.
WHAT: Set it and Forget it Hydroponics Workshop!
WHEN: Saturday, December 5th, 2020 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
WHERE: LIVE Virtual Zoom Webinar (link sent to registered participants)
COST: $45 includes live instruction from UF/IFAS Extension Experts, one hydroponics kit including 3 lettuce seedlings and enough materials to grow lettuce through the remaining growing season
PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/set-it-and-forget-it-hydroponics-workshop-tickets-126272894627
HYDROPONICS KIT PICKUP TIMES @ UF/IFAS EXTENSION ORANGE COUNTY (FOLLWOING CDC GUIDELINES): Wednesday, 12/2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Thursday, 12/3, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions, Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Commercial Horticulture
10:10 – 10:45 Introduction to Aquaponics, Maxine Hunter, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, Residential Horticulture
10:45 – 11:15 Common Pests of Indoor Hydroponics Crops, Dr. Bill Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Residential Horticulture
11:15 – 1:00 Set it and Forget it Hydroponics Workshop! Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Commercial Horticulture