April 2024: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Events

Unearth the Excitement: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Events

Welcome to a season of discovery and community at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County! As we welcome the vibrant hues of spring, we’re excited to unveil a series of enthralling events designed to expand your horizons, foster community connections, and celebrate our shared passion for nature and learning.

Our event calendar is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. From hands-on gardening workshops to the thrill of Bioblitzing for biodiversity, there’s an adventure for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or a curious newcomer to the world of agriculture and natural resources, our events offer a unique blend of learning and fun.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey of discovery with us. Let’s sow the seeds of knowledge, nurture community connections, and grow together at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.

Upcoming Events in April 

  • Pesticide Testing

  • Worms at Work: Vermicomposting 101

    • Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardener Volunteers at Mackay Gardens to learn about this unique and easy method of using worms to compost. Instructions on how to care for a worm farm, harvest castings, and how to use those castings in your garden. For details and to register: https://vermicompostingapril2024.eventbrite.com
  • Ask a Master Gardener at the Lake Wales Farmer’s Curb Market

    • Visit the Polk County Master Gardener booth for the latest gardening information and to ask gardening questions.
  • Introduction To Urban Agriculture: Composting (Part 3 of 4)

    • The Introduction to Urban Agriculture is a series of workshops where we will provide science-based information on different methods by which farmers and homeowners can grow crops in urban settings and small spaces, what crops are suitable for these systems, and how we can implement these methods into our operations. Part 3: Composting is part 3 of the series and it will concentrate on how to make compost. We will explain the different types of compost and how you can use it as fertilizer for your crops. If you are interested in attending the other parts of this series of workshops access the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/introduction-to-urban-agriculture-series-in-2024-2905319
  • Introduction to iNaturalist

  • City Nature Challenge: Winter Haven Scrub Bioblitz

    • Join us for the City Nature Challenge in Winter Haven to explore and document the unique scrub habitat through a fun bioblitz! Scrub ecosystems are among the rarest in Florida. Join us to bioblitz a scrub parcel in southeast Winter Haven. REGISTER NOW: https://WHScrubBioBlitz2024.eventbrite.com

Stay tuned for more exciting events, webinars, and workshops. We look forward to welcoming you to our community of learners and explorers at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County!



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Posted: March 15, 2024

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Recreation
Tags: Central Florida, Florida Ecosystem, Polk County, Polkpesttraining, Vermicomposting

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