Some cool things going on in August you may be interested in! Don't forget
to check out our
for all food-related events. Let us know if there is anything you
want us to post.
1. *Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Training*, in Atlanta, GA. *Saturday
August 20th*. This would be great for anyone interested in helping build the
grassroots efforts here in Alachua County for urban agriculture! You can
share your ideas and inspiration with us. Let us know if you attend, so we
can download what you learned when you get back!! The registration fee is
very reasonable and would make for a fun weekend up in Atlanta! Read more on
their website: http://www.sogreennetwork.org/urbanag/
2. *Gainesville Area Bee Club* Meeting at UF, Thursday *August 4 7pm*.
The new Gainesville Area Bee Club meets on the first Thursday of the month
at 7:00 pm at the Entomology Lab at UF. The club's mission is to educate the
public, mentor new beekeepers and have fun learning about honey bees.
Membership dues are $12/year. If you're interested in joining contact the
club's president, Cindy Belknap, at cindybeesho...@gmail.com or
3. *Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop*, Brooker, FL. *Saturday August 13th*.
23589 nw 19th terr
This will be a full day of learning the bounty of our Florida edible and
medicinal mushrooms. Oliver Moore (long time funguy of Abundant Edible
Landscapes and I (Mycol) will download and fill your heads with as much info
you can absorb and turn you into the fungiphylles that we are! The workshop
will start with mycology 101 and how to key out and identify mushrooms. We
will then go on a mushroom “hunt” in the afternoon and cook up any scores. A
mushroom slide show will be presented in the evening if time allows. We will
also discuss medicinal mushrooms and growing techniques.
Bring camera, notebook, field guides, bug spray, grub etc.
Cost: 75$ (or equivalent barter)
Date: Aug 13th, 9am to evening
Note: will be limited to 25 students.
Directions: mapquest the address, you'll see some signage when you are near
in north Alachua County.
This is a rain or shine event as we have a large porch to sit under in case
Please register by saying yes to the event invite.
This is the second annual shroom teaching on the Finca as last years was a
very fruitful endeavor. Hope to see you!
See the Facebook event page:
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