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UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Service April 2019 Seminars

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 19, 2019

Subject:           Understanding Florida Cottage Food Law – Learning How to Start a Cottage Food Operation

Date:               April 5, 2019 (Friday)

Time:               8:45 AM-4:30 PM

Location:         UF Pasco Extension

Stallings Building

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33525

 

Details:            This workshop is intended to provide the audience with general information on food safety and quality, product development, and regulatory requirements for Florida cottage food operation.  The target audience is anyone who is interested in running his/her own cottage food business in Florida.  The registration fee for the course is $55 (if registered by March 24, the fee will be $45).  Registration includes course materials, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate of completion.  Please register by April 1.  The class size will be limited to the first 30 registrants.  A small number of seats will be reserved for extension agents, along with a discount.  To receive the instruction for County agents registration, contact the workshop organizer, Dr. Soo Ahn ([email protected] or (352) 294-3909.

 

Subject:           Learn & Grow Volunteer Days (Monthly Event)

Date:               April 6, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:               9:00-12:00 PM

Location:         Pasco County Farmden & Community Garden

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

 

Details:            Join us the first Saturday of every month through May 4, 2019, for our Learn & Grow volunteer days.  We will be weeding, harvesting, washing produce and planting.  Learn about gardening as you help us grow food for our community. This fall, all the produce from our farm will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, which is open every Thursday in Dade City.  Bring a hat, water, gardening gloves, and close-toed shoes.  This is a family-friendly event, but please leave your four-legged members at home.  Community garden plots are still available to lease for free at the community garden.  For more information contact Eden Santiago Gomez at [email protected] or (352) 518-0156.

 

Subject:           Spring into Gardening Series!

Date:               April 8, 2019

Time:               2:00-3:30 PM

Location:         UF/IFAS Pasco Extension One Stop Shop

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

 

Details:            Join us for this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension teaching series, where you will learn about various vegetable garden and composting theme topics.  Classes will take place the second Monday of each month, January through May 2019.

 

Class Schedule:

 

  • April 8 – Vegetable Gardening Basics
  • May 13 – Composting Horse Manure 101

 

Community garden plots are available to lease for free (first come, first serve) at the Pasco County Farmden & Community Garden.   There is an optional tour of the Pasco County Farmden & Community Garden on site after each class.  For more information, contact Eden Santiago Gomez at [email protected] or (352) 518-0156. Please register for this series at Eventbrite.  http://bit.ly/spring gardening

 

Subject:           Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Date:               April 9, 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:               8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location:         UF/Pasco Extension

Stallings Building

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33525

 

Details:            Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management of natural resources and food safety are encouraged to attend.  The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.  The fee for the training is $25 to produce industry members and government/university employees ($125 for all others).  Registration is limited.  For general registration questions, contact Jessica Lepper at [email protected].

 

 

Subject:           Mid Spring Vegetables

Date:               April 11, 2019 (Thursday)

Time:               6:00-7:00 PM

Location:         New Port Richey Library

5939 Main Street

New Port Richey, FL 34652

 

Details:            Learn what to plant during mid-spring, before the summer heat returns.  Successful veggie gardening means knowing what to plant when.  Come learn how at this free UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar!   Registration recommended.

 

Subject:           All About Ferns

Date:               April 11, 2019 (Thursday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         Centennial Park Branch Library

5740 Moog Road

Holiday, FL 34690

 

Details:            This seminar will explore fern culture.  Learn the history of ferns, the many varieties that will grow in your garden, and how to cultivate and propagate your own.  Come learn about this and more at this free UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar!  Registration recommended.

 

Subject:           Container Gardening

Date:               April 13, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:               10:00-11:00 AM

Location:         Zephyrhills Library

5347 8th Street

Zephyrhills, FL 33542

 

Details:            Come to this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar to learn the “how-to’s” of planting flowers, foliage, and herbs in containers, and then watch them flourish!  Registration recommended.

 

Subject:           Lawn Care

Date:               April 16, 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         New River Library

34043 SR 54

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

 

Details:            Florida Friendly Landscape Program Manager will present a program on what choices you have in planting a new lawn, the best choice, time and care.  Take the guesswork out of turf and learn what your options are from an expert.  Come learn how at this free UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar!  Registration recommended.

 

 

For more information on any of these seminars, please call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.           

 

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Extension programs are free, can provide reasonable accommodation with advance notice, and are open to all persons regardless of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion or national origin.  Pre-registration is not required for most of our programs, but contact Extension to be certain and to assist us with planning – http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.  For more information, call the Pasco County Extension Office – (352) 518-0156; (727)847-2411; (813)996-2411.

 

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