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




Brevard County Parks and Recreation




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



Events

Urban Horticulture

My Brevard Yard Workshop

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, 32926

Come join us for this 1 1/2-hour workshop and learn how to grow a healthy landscape while protecting the Indian River Lagoon at the same time!  Topics covered include storm water runoff and the Indian River Lagoon; irrigation; and fertilizers.  In addition to classroom information, participants will also be provided some hands-on training on calibrating a fertilizer spreader. 

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will also be able to sign up for an optional 1-hour My Brevard Site Visit to which includes a soil test, an irrigation water test, and answers to all gardening questions!  The cost of the site visit is $30. 

Time and Date:  Thursday, January 19th.   The program begins at 9:30 am, with registration beginning at
9:15 am.
Visit our website for more information at: http://bit.ly/ufbrevard
Cost: $5

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Seminar

Where: Satellite Beach High School Auditorium, 300 Scorpion Court, Satellite Beach, 32937

Come join us for the 2016 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Seminar which will include four presentations, plus vendors! The following talks are scheduled:

Time and Date:  Saturday, February 18th, first talk begins at 9:00 am
Visit our website for more information at: http://bit.ly/ufbrevard
Cost: Free

Youth Development

Youth Ecology Series

The Youth Ecology & Conservation Series (YES!) is a unique University of Florida/IFAS Extension Brevard County 4-H pilot program for youth ages 10 to 16. The mission of YES! is to teach and inspire young people to learn about and conserve their natural outdoor environment with a combination of hands-on, classroom, and field activities. YES! also invites parents of youth to participate and explore the possibility of leading a club.

Visit our Eventbrite website for additional information at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ufifas-extension-brevard-county-2734723998

Muzzleloading, First Steps!

Where: Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Range 2, Titusville, FL

The class includes all aspects of introductory shooting of traditional black powder rifles with a particular emphasis on safety, sportsmanship, and courtesy on the range. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Come join us!

Date & Time: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $6.00 for Youth and $9.00 for Parent and Youth Family Member

Muzzleloading, Next Steps!

Where: Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, Range 2, Titusville, FL

The class follows the First Steps class which is prerequisite. Muzzleloading, Next Steps! teaches cleaning, intermediate marksmanship, shooting games, making equipment, cleaning, and how to make a wise black powder rifle purchase. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Come join us!

Date & Time: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $6.00 for Youth and $9.00 for Parent and Youth Family Member

Wildlife Identification at the Refuge

Where: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Come join us in the group van for a personal tour of Black Point Drive and the Merritt Island National Refuge Visitor’s Center led by a professional wildlife biologist!  After the tour, we will conclude at the Visitor’s Center for a presentation and brown-bag lunch. As the event approaches, more details will be posted at http://brevardextension.eventbrite.com/

Date & Time: Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Approximately 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost: To be determined.

FL 4-H Archery and Rifle Instructor Training

Where: Deland, FL, Volusia County Agricultural Center

This training is for all Florida 4-H Volunteers who wish to lead 4-H activities in shooting sports, and youth 14 and older who desire to be Youth Instructors. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Come join us!

Date & Time: Saturday, February 18th and 19th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

For more information, contact Gus Koerner, Phone:  321-633-1702, Ext. 229,
Email: gkoerner@ufl.edu or visit our Eventbrite website at: http://brevardextension.eventbrite.com/

Cost: $50.00

Family and Consumer Sciences
Food & Nutrition

Food Handler Certification:

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard Cocoa office, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office on January 30th, 2017. The class begins at 8:30 am for Food Safety Certifications needed for the food service industry. The exam will be given after the class. 

Date and Time: January 30th, 2017 at 8:30am

Registration is required. Please call 1-888-232-8723

Cost: $165

Food Waste and How to Combat the Problem

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard Cocoa Office, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

Please join us and learn how to decrease your food waste and become an advocate in the community.

Date and Time: February 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-waste-and-how-to-combat-the-problem-tickets-30470172105

Water Bath and Pressure Canning Class:

Where:  UF/IFAS Extension Brevard Cocoa Office, 3695 Lake

Learn how to can foods! Each participant will be provided with hands-on experience, and will take home food prepared in class. Please bring a box or a container to take products home as they may still be warm. Pre-registration is required prior to class.

Date and Time: February 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $35.00

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bath-and-pressure-canning-class-tickets-30469105916

Safety

Child Passenger Safety Seminar - Melbourne
Where: Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd., Melbourne, FL 32934

Learn about correct selection, installation and use of child restraints plus how child restraints work to protect children.
 Pre-registration required.

This class is REQUIRED of expectant moms/dads in need of a seat. 
If you are in need of replacing an existing seat for an older child, you can call 321-633-1702 Ext. 0 to schedule an appointment for a child seat check.

Mother's in need of a seat will be able to purchase a convertible seat at a reduced cost at the end of the class.

Dates and Times: January 10th, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-melbourne-tickets-29583192124
And on February 7th, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-melbourne-tickets-30489507939

Cost: Free

Child Passenger Safety Seminar – Cocoa
Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

Learn about correct selection, installation and use of child restraints plus how child restraints work to protect children.
 Pre-registration required.

This class is REQUIRED of expectant moms/dads in need of a seat. 
If you are in need of replacing an existing seat for an older child, you can call 321-633-1702 Ext. 0 to schedule an appointment for a child seat check.

Mother's in need of a seat will be able to purchase a convertible seat at a reduced cost at the end of the class.
Dates and Times: January 10th, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-cocoa-tickets-29583085806

Cost: Free
And on February 7, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-cocoa-tickets-30489540035

Child Passenger Seat Checks – Melbourne
Where:  Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd., Melbourne, FL 32934

To replace an existing passenger seat for an older child, call 321-633-1702 Ext. 0 to schedule an appointment for a child seat check.

Dates and Times:
January 19th, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
And on February 13th, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Child Passenger Seat Checks – Cocoa

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

To replace an existing passenger seat for an older child, call 321-633-1702 Ext. 0 to schedule an appointment for a child seat check.

Dates and Times:
January 19th, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
And on February 13th, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Solving Your Financial Puzzle – Financial Management Series

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office in Cocoa and learn how to manage and save your money; handle debt and credit; protect yourself from fraud; understand insurance; and why you spend money as you do.

Dates and Times: February 2nd, 2017, February 9th, 2017, February 16th, 2017, and February 23rd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solving-your-financial-puzzle-tickets-29084364116
Cost: $25.00

Agriculture

CERTIFIED PILE BURNERS

Join the Florida Forest Service and University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service for our Certified Pile Burners Course. This course teaches participants how to burn piles legally, safely, and efficiently. More importantly, it could save a life. If you burn piles regularly, don’t put off registering for this training. Certified pile burners receive priority for authorization to burn during dry periods; are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day; and receive multiple day authorizations.
Don’t wait. The number of trainings offered, and attendance at each training is LIMITED. Lunch will be provided.

Each participant must have a customer number from FFS. If you do not have a number, you must call the FFS before you register and gain a customer number.

Date & Time:  February 1st, 2017 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Please visit our Eventbrite website to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certified-pile-burners-tickets-28702864039
Cost: $50.00

 


 

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