Local Events – January & February 2013

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Natural Building Workshop hosted by Jacksonville's Permaculture Network

North Florida’s FIRST Annual Permaculture & Natural Building Workshop Weekend, Feb 15 – 18.

You’ll find lots of help starting your spring garden in local workshops this Jan/Feb. You can also discuss local climate change – help create a vision for Jax2025 – feast with wild felines – get trained in disaster preparedness – learn about Permaculture & Natural Building – buy discounted flowering trees – and attend the highly-popular “A Day of Gardening To Kick Off Spring” sponsored each year by the Duval County Extension Office.

 

Click on the event date for more details. Let’s support the local organizations that help us create a more sustainable Jacksonville and First Coast.  See ya there!

 

Watch the Cheetahs run Jan 13 & Feb 3 at White Oak Conservation.

Watch the Cheetahs run Jan 13 & Feb 3 at White Oak Conservation.

Feast with the Felines

Jan 13 & Feb 3. $150. Watch cheetahs, the world’s fastest land animal, demonstrate their breathtaking running skills.  Then enjoy a gourmet brunch at the beautiful White Oak Conservation Center on the St. Mary’s River.

 

Planning for Climate Change

Jan 14, 6:30 pm. Free. This discussion on local climate change is sponsored by Sierra Club Northeast and presented by UNF Professor Allen Tilley, an expert on global warming.

 

Using Native Aquatics in Everyday Water Gardens

Jan 17, 6:30pm. Free.  Sponsored by Ixia, the local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.  Presented by Clint Shea, a local expert in native plants and aquatic ecosystems.

 

Start Your Own Vegetables From Seed

Jan 19, 9am. $15 The Duval Extension Office will show you how to germinate seeds for your spring garden. You’ll take home a planted tray.  Reservations and pre-payment required.

 

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Jax2025 – Community Visioning Events

Jan 19 & Feb 2.  The first of four events hosted by Jax2025. Share your input on how you’d like to shape our community’s future.  Jax2025 releases the vision May 18 (also in our calendar).

 

Get Trained In Local Disaster Preparedness

Jan 22, 6pm.  Free.  This 8 week course on Tuesday evenings qualifies you to join the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  Training covers disaster preparedness, communications, medical care, fire safety, terrorism, etc.  Sponsored by Duval County Emergency Management.

 

 

Tour White Oak Conservation at sunset Jan 26 & Feb 23.

Tour White Oak Conservation at sunset Jan 26 & Feb 23.

Sunset Safari

Jan 26 & Feb 23, $175.  Come to White Oak Conversation Center to tour the wildlife area at sunset when the animals are most active. White Oak is home to some of the most rare wild animals in the world.

 

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Jan 29, 6pm  Free. The Duval Extension Office talks about seed propagation, soil testing, planting and pruning for spring.

 

Tough Gardening Chores Made Simple

Feb 6, 6pm.  Free.  The Duval Extension Office presents Florida-Friendly tips on irrigation, fertilizers, mulch and weed control.

 

Growing and Eating Seasonally

Feb 9, 9am.  $10.  Sample foods featuring seasonal produce and learn to grow warm season veggies.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Sponsored by the Duval Extension Office.

 

Get Ready For The Long Permaculture Growing Season

 

Hands-on and feet-in workshops in Permaculture & Natural Building. Feb 15 - 18

Hands-on and feet-in workshops in Permaculture & Natural Building. Feb 15 – 18

Feb 14, 7:30pm. $5 donation.  Join Jacksonville’s Permaculture Network for its general meeting.  This month’s topics:  propagating fruit trees, planning your spring garden, planting from seed, and more.

 

First Annual Permaculture & Natural Building Weekend

Feb 15 – 18.  $75 – $150.  If you want to grow food with low maintenance and high yields, don’t miss this first ever weekend workshop sponsored by Jacksonville’s Permaculture Network.  You’ll have a hands-on experience in skillful living techniques from our growing community of permaculture and natural building experts.

 

Pumpkin Hill - one of our Talbot Islands State Parks

Pumpkin Hill – one of our Talbot Islands State Parks

Rare Plants of Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve

Feb 21, 6:30pm.  Free.  Talbot Islands State Park Environmental Specialist Meghan Knapp talks about the park’s rare plants and ecosystem restoration project. Hosted by Ixia Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society.

 

Greenscape’s 26th Annual Flowering Tree Sale

Feb 23, 7am.  On Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day, Greenscape of Jacksonville offers deeply discounted trees to the public.  This annual fundraiser is popular and they sell out fast.  So come early!

 

University of Florida IFAS ExtensionA Day Of Gardening – To Kick Off Spring

Feb 23, 9am.  $10 – $15.  This is a popular annual event sponsored by the Duval County Extension Office. This year’s topics include heirlooms, growing herbs, citrus, composting and much more!  Register early because it always fills up.

 

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