Practice Good Growing
Find out about pests, diseases or problems, become a Master Gardener and more through the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Their website is packed with practical information on agriculture, the environment, lawn and garden care and sustainable living. The Extension also offers classes and workshops throughout the year through its county offices.
Broward Extension Education
3205 College Ave., Davie
Visit their Open House Sat., Jan. 23 10am-3pm to find out more about their services. This event includes honeybees, a plant sale, a tree-trimming demo, kids’ activities, palm tree experts, and more. Their website lists upcoming classes and activities.
18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead
Stop by their offices to chat with experts. Upcoming events (look on their website) include rain barrel and water conservation workshops. Online, find downloadable newsletters such as Miami Green Bytes, Extension Connextion and Tropical Fruit News.
Monroe County Extension
1100 Simonton St., Key West
Among other services, the Extension hosts regional plant clinics. Key West Plant Clinic: Feb. 1, Mar. 7 & 21, Apr. 4 & 18; Big Pine Key Grimal Grove: Feb. 20, Mar. 19, Apr. 16; Marathon Home Depot Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 16; Islamorada Public Library: Feb. 20, Mar. 19; Key Largo Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center: Feb. 3 & 17, Mar. 2 & 16, Apr. 6 & 20.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables
2016 classes include tomato and vegetable gardening, grafting tropical fruit trees, beginner beekeeping and mango growing.
Urban Farming Institute
1101 NE 40th Ct, Oakland Park
Look for classes, resources, supplies, community gardens and education on growing your own food.