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!
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
Using Native Aquatics in Everyday Water Gardens
Start Your Own Vegetables From Seed
Jax2025 – Community Visioning Events
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.
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.
Tough Gardening Chores Made Simple
Growing and Eating Seasonally
Get Ready For The Long Permaculture Growing Season
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.
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.
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.