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

Horticulture

Convert Your Yard to a Florida-Friendly LandscapeTM

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

Horticulturist Linda Seals will walk you through the steps to convert your yard into a Florida-Friendly LandscapeTM that not only conserves water, but will be the envy of your neighbors! Take your personal landscape plan (designed by you with a little help from us) home, and start growing!

Date and Time: June 3 and 10, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration: https://fflyard.eventbrite.com
Cost:
Early bird individual: $69
Early bird couple: $99
Individual after May 1: $89
Couples after May 1: $149

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 May 22, 2017. The class begins at 8:30 am and features Food Safety Certifications required for food service industry. The exam will be given after the class. 

Date and Time: May 22, 2017, 2017 at 8:30 am
Registration is required: Please call 1-888-232-8723
Cost: $165

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. This class is REQUIRED of expectant moms/dads in need of a seat;
pre-registration is also required.

To replace an existing seat for an older child, please 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:   May 11, 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-melbourne-tickets-33704649514

And on: June 6, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-melbourne-tickets-33704650517
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. This class is REQUIRED of expectant moms/dads in need of a seat;
pre-registration is also required.

To replace an existing seat for an older child, please 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:   May 12, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-cocoa-tickets-33666055077

And on: June 7, 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-passenger-safety-seminar-cocoa-tickets-33666056080
Cost: Free

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: May 11, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; May 24, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

And on: June 6, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; June 26, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 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: May 12, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; May 24, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

And on: June7, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; June 26, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Commercial Horticulture

Florida First Detector Training Workshop

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

Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of exotic, invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. This class provides training for Master Gardeners, small farm producers, nursery growers, public garden staff, and state park personnel. The program is a cooperative effort between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), the University of Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS), the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), and Protect U.S. and the Sentinel Plant Network (SPN). Participants will learn about potential pests in Brevard County and have hands on training in how to identify them. Lunch is included.

Continuing Education Units for the following categories:
•          PRIVATE APPLICATOR AG PEST CONTROL
•          AG ROW CROP PEST CONTROL
•          NATURAL AREAS WEED MGMT
•          ORNAMENTAL AND TURF PEST CONTROL
•          LIMITED CERTIFICATION COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE MAINT.
•          LIMITED CERTIFICATION LAWN AND ORNAMENTAL
•          COMMERCIAL LAWN AND ORNAMENTAL
•          482 GENERAL STANDARDS/CORE
•          487 GENERAL STANDARDS/CORE

Date and Time: 8:30am- 1:30 pm on May 26, 2017
Registration is required: Please call 321-633-1702 for more information or register at brevardworkshop.eventbrite.com
Cost: $50

Environment
The Florida Master Naturalist Program – Upland Systems

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

Through classroom, field trip, and practical experience, this module provides instruction on the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Upland Systems in Florida -- Hardwood Forests, Pinelands, Scrub, Dry Prairie, Rangelands, and Urban Green Spaces. The program also addresses society's role in uplands, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and canvases environmental ethics.

Date and Time: June 6-29, 2017 time varies, see link to online schedule under registration.
To register and for more information: Register by 10:00 am on June 1, 2017 http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/us17-14.html

Cost: $275 attendee fee with color manual OR $230 attendee fee with USB drive


Community Climate Conversation

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

The UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension and USF Department of Anthropology have invited you to take part in a Climate Community Conversation. We will utilize a nationally vetted framework from the Kettering Institute and the National Environmental Issues Forum. Your participation and feedback will help to inform a larger regional and state-wide effort!

After an introductory presentation, you will participate in small group discussions about the potential effects of climate change in the Space Coast region. Your input will help us understand your thoughts on this important issue and how we can better communicate with you about climate change.

Date and Time: May 16, 6:00-8:30pm, https://spacecoastclimateconversation.eventbrite.com

Cost: FREE but seating is limited and you must register to attend

Youth Development
Teen Teacher Training

Where: UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926
Come join us for fun, hands-on training and learn skills to teach youth effectively, along with some lessons and games to use while teaching! Over the summer, participants will put these skills to the test as teacher’s assistants. Teen Teachers will accompany one of our adult educators and go to summer camps with our Tiny Farmer’s Market to teach youth about farmers markets, healthy eating, and to help youth shop and create healthy snacks from the tiny market. Teen Teachers must be between the ages of 13 and 18. Volunteer hours will be given for the training and for all teaching events youth attend. 

Date and Time: June 6, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm 
To register and for more information, call Andrea Lazzari or Angelika Keene at 321-633-1702
Cost: FREE, but you must register to attend

Career Explorers Summer Day Camp

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

So, what are you doing after high school graduation? How many times a day do you hear this question? In this camp, we’ll explore your options together! We’ll learn all about college--the application process, costs, degree options, and more! You’ll even have the opportunity to take a career assessment quiz to help you explore options. Learn more about getting a job, including resume and cover letter writing, and the interview process. You’ll also get to try your hand at money and household management through hands-on activities. We’ll even take some field trips and talk with some guest speakers in different careers! By the end of the week, you’ll easily be able to answer, “So what are you doing after graduation?” This camp is open to youth entering 9-12th grade.

Date and Time: June 19-23, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 
To register and for more information, visit www.careerexplorers.eventbrite.com 
Cost: $100

Outdoors Explorers Summer Day Camp

Where: Titusville Rifle and Pistol Club, 2299 Gun Club Lane, Mims, FL 32754

The 4-H Shooting Sports and Conservation Camp is a week long experience for youth ages 12-16. Campers will learn the basics of archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loading, and wildlife conservation. The last day of camp will include competitions and a barbeque. Other activities may include knot tying; GPS; map and compass skills; first-aid; and fishing. After completing the camp, youth should be able to earn their FWC Hunter Safety Certification.

Date and Time: June 26-30, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
To register and for more information, visit: www.outdoorsexplorers.eventbrite.com 
Cost: $125

Sunset and Stargazing at the Refuge!

Where: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1987 Scrub Jay Way, Titusville, FL 32796

The Youth Ecology & Conservation Series is a unique University of Florida/IFAS Brevard County Extension program for youth. The mission of Y.E.S.! 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. This is a Y.E.S.! class. 

Take a sunset tour of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to see wildlife on the move and a beautiful sunset. This will be followed up by stargazing through their telescope under stars unpolluted by bright city lights. It will be an evening to remember! This class is for children and their families.

Date and Time: June 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
To register and for more information, visit: www.explore-the-refuge.eventbrite.com  
Cost: $5-$15.


 

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