Brevard County Farmers Market
Wickham Park
Melbourne
Thursdays
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne FL
Wickham Park Equestrian Area (Stables)




University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Brevard County Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Contact Mel Morgan-Stowell, our market manager at 321-633-1702 or email: Market Manager



Events

UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Offerings

Marine Science

Sustainable Floridians℠ Program:
The course is a discussion-to-action program teaches participants about making wise use of resources, making households and communities more resilient and financially sound, and understanding the impact of individual lifestyle choices. The course is 8 weeks, and is held every Tuesday evening at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office starting March 4th, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://sustainablefloridiansbrevard.eventbrite.com Cost: $50.

Oyster Gardening Workshops:
This community based restoration program allows citizen scientists to grow oysters off their own docks which will then be placed on oyster restoration sites in the Indian River Lagoon. Participants must commit to caring for oysters once a week for up to 9 months. All necessary supplies to build oyster habitats will be supplied at the workshop! Workshop dates are March 1st, 8th, and 13th, 2014 and are 2.5-3 hours long. Please call Sammy Anderson at the Brevard Zoo at 321-254-9453 x284 to register for a workshop date.
Cost: Free.

Florida Master Naturalist Habitat Evaluation Module:
The Florida Master Naturalist Habitat Evaluation Module is one of four Special Topics courses offered by the program. This course is designed to provide training in principles and commonly used techniques for evaluating wildlife habitats. The course is held on Friday night and all day Saturday for two weeks starting on March 14th, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Register at http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/E14-02.htm.
Cost: $150.

Florida Master Naturalist Conference:
The FMNP Conference is for FMNP Graduates, Certified Master Naturalists, Instructors, and Assistant Instructors. The conference will include interesting workshops and field trips; recognition of special achievements; and plenty of opportunities to network. This conference will be held on March 28th - 30th, 2014 at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral.
For registration and more information visit http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/2014_conference.aspx.
The early entry fee is $225.00--register by Feb 28th, 2014. The regular attendee fee is $250.00--register by March 17th, 2014.

Florida Seafood @ Your Fingertips:
This program highlights Florida seafood products, when they’re available, why consumers should buy Florida seafood, the health benefits of seafood, and how to prepare seafood. Participants will have a taste of some prepared seafood dishes as well! The program will be held at Wild Ocean Seafood Market, Port Canaveral on April 19th, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: https://flseafoodatfingertips-apr19.eventbrite.com Cost: $20.

Gardening

My Brevard Yard Workshops:
Learn how to grow a healthy landscape, protect the environment, and possibly save money…all at the same time! This three hour workshop also includes some hands-on activities such as applying fertilizer; taking a soil samples; setting up a micro-irrigation system; and setting an irrigation timer. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the option to sign up for a My Brevard Yard site visit for their yards! This workshop will be held on April 8th, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (Limit of 20 people) at the Cocoa Beach Library, Cocoa Beach.
Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://mybrevardyard.eventbrite.com/.
Cost: $15.

Youth Development

Market Me For Teens: How can youth transfer the skills they learn in school to college or the job market? This class will teach participants about problem solving, team building, and communication skills in order to gain valuable marketing skills. The class is open to all ages but tailored towards youth 14-18 years old. It will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa office on March 18th, 2014, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/brevard-county-4-h-2251439523?ref=eorgbtn.
Cost: $1.00 payable at the door for youth not registered in 4-H.

Diagnosing Your Problem Horse: Join Roberto Teran, DVM, and owner of Wisdom Equestrian Hunter/Jumper Farms in Malabar, FL for a seminar and open question and answer session on working with difficult horses. This seminar will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa office on March 13th, 2014, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Open to all ages. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/brevard-county-4-h-2251439523?ref=eorgbtn.
Cost: Free.

Riding the Intercollegiate Horse Showing Association Circuit: Not sure how to navigate riding competitions in college? Join us to learn the “ins-and-outs” on preparing, qualifying, and riding at the college level. The class is open to all ages, but is tailored towards youth 14-18 years old. This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa office on April 17th, 2014, from 7:00 pm -8:30pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/brevard-county-4-h-2251439523?ref=eorgbtn.
Cost: Free.

Interviewing and Resume Building Tips for Teens: Is it time to secure a job or scholarship, but not sure how to get it done? Join us to learn how to improve your resume and interview like a pro! The class is open to all ages but tailored towards youth 14-18 years old. This workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa office on April 24th, 2014, from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/brevard-county-4-h-2251439523?ref=eorgbtn.
Cost: $1.00 payable at the door for youth not registered in 4-H.

Dig Into Gardening (DIG): This program is available to organizations (schools, afterschool programs, etc.) interested in starting a garden, but unsure about the commitment. The program kit includes ten lesson plans and the materials to go along with teaching them…as well as a raised garden bed, and indoor garden to utilize. Materials are loaned for up to six months, and are to be returned upon conclusion of the program. Materials are furnished through a Florida Ag in the Classroom grant. For more information, contact Vanessa Spero-Swingle at 321-633-1702 ext. 231.

Public Speaking Workshop:
Learn how to conquer fear and to speak in public. 8-18 year olds are invited to attend. Call Vanessa Spero-Swingle at 321-633-1702 ext. 231, or email at Vspero@ufl.edu for more information. This class will be held at UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on January 29 th, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/brevard-county-4-h-2251439523?ref=eorgbtn.
Cost is $1.00 for non 4-H members.

Bat Houses for Brevard:
Come to this program and build a bat house to help serve your community while learning a little more about bats and their importance. This will be a two day program open to youth ages 12-18. It will be held on March 25th and March 26th , 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm both days at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office in Cocoa. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bat-houses-for-brevard-tickets-9749624389.
Cost: Free

Food & Nutrition

Food Handler Certification:
This class and exam fulfills the requirement for Food Service industry managers. Call 1-888-232-8723 for registration. The class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office on March 10th, 2014 from 8:30 am-5:30 pm.
Cost: $165.

Make and Sell Homemade Foods:
Understanding the Cottage Food Laws:
Learn about the Cottage Food Law and what it takes to produce food items at home that can be legally sold in the state of Florida. This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office on March 18th, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-and-sell-homemade-foods-understanding-the-cottage-food-laws-tickets-10394882373?aff=eorg.
Cost: $10.

Cooking Class at Grant Street Community Center:
Come gather for a hands-on class to learn how to cook simple, delicious, healthy meals. This class will be held at the Grant Street Community Center located at 2547 South Grant St, Melbourne, FL 32901 on April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, 2014. All classes will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-at-grant-street-community-center-tickets-10416262321?aff=eorg
Cost: FREE

Financial Management & Injury Prevention Classes

Budgeting and Credit Basics:
Learn how to prepare a budget, reconcile accounts, stretch dollars, and use credit wisely to pay down debt. This class satisfies requirements for discharge from bankruptcy. Classes will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on March 10th, from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm and on April 16th, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Cost: $10.

Budgeting Basics:
Learn to prepare a budget, reconcile accounts, and stretch dollars. This class will be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on March 5th, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and on April 2nd, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Credit Management:
Learn to use credit wisely and pay down debt. This class will be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 Melbourne on March 12th, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and on April 9th, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Buying & Selling on Internet Venues:
Learn the basics of setting up an account to purchase or sell items via E-bay and Amazon. We’ll also look at other internet buying/selling options. This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Ext. Office on March 19th, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and on April 18th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Cost: $10. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://bce-fcsconsumered.eventbrite.com/.

Pesticide

Core and Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance License Review:
Training is offered for current license holders seeking Continuing Education Units or for landscapers needing to take the LCLM license test. Class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office, on Wednesday, March 28th, 2014 from
8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.
For more information and to register visit www.floridalma.org.

Ornamental and Turf Continuing Education Units Class:
Training is offered for current license holders seeking Continuing Education Units for
re-certification through the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS). Four Ornamental and Turf category CEU’s are available for each license holder. Class will be held at the UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office in Cocoa, on Wednesday April 17th, 2014 from
8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Registration is required. NOTE – This class will NOT be listed on EventBrite until March 6th, 2014.
Cost: $60.00.

Safety


Kids and Cars: A Child Passenger Safety Seminar:
Learn how to properly select, install and use child safety seats. This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on March 14th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and on April 7th, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Class will also be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on March 13th, 2014 from
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, and on April 3rd, 2014 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://bce-fcsconsumered.eventbrite.com/.
Cost: Free

Child Safety Seat Check:
Bring children and safety seats to be checked for proper selection, installation, and fit. Call to schedule appt. time. Seat checks will be performed at the UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Cocoa Office on March 14th, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, March 24th, 2014 from
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, April 7th, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, April 24th, 2014 from
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Seat checks will also be performed at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on March 13th, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, March 24th, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, April 3rd, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and on April 17th, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: http://bce-fcsconsumered.eventbrite.com/. Cost: Free

Agriculture

National Poultry Improvement Plan:
We always recommend small and backyard poultry owners purchase their birds from National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) certified hatcheries. NPIP was originally created to eliminate Salmonella pullorum disease from poultry flocks. Because Pullorum can be transferred from hen to chick, breeders are screened for the disease. More recently the program has been expanded to include other poultry diseases of concern with testing and monitoring for Salmonella typhoid, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Mycoplasma meleagridis, and Avian Influenza. NPIP also includes turkeys, waterfowl, exhibition poultry, backyard poultry, and game birds. Dr. Julie Helm from Clemson University in South Carolina will be discussing NPIP in relation to small and backyard poultry flocks. Dr. Helm is a poultry extension veterinarian and NPIP inspector for the state of South Carolina. The class will be held on March 10th, 2014 at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: https://www.eventbrite.com. Contact Joe Walter, jwalter@ufl.edu or 407-948-8810 for additional information
Cost: $10.

Spring Ranchers Forum:
The forum will be held March 20th, 2014 at the Yarborough Ranch, in Geneva from
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, and a steak dinner will be included. Instructors will include various Livestock Extension Agents and State Specialists from the University of Florida. Presentations include live animal demonstrations, pasture management, affordable fertilizer recommendations, and more. Visit our Eventbrite website to register: https://www.eventbrite.com. Contact Joe Walter, jwalter@ufl.edu or 407-948-8810 for additional information.
Cost: $15.

UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County

3695 Lake Drive Cocoa, Florida 32926  321-633-1702
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, F.S., persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notify the University of Florida Brevard County Extension Service no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting at 321-633-1702 or fax 321-633-1890.

 

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