Sunday, July 17, 2022

August 2022 Meeting - Doug Phillips - Blueberries

Join us Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7 PM 

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Speaker: Doug Phillips

Title: Blueberries

Our August speaker will be Doug Phillips, UF/IFAS Blueberry Extension Coordinator. Doug hold a B. S. in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University and an M. S. in Horticultural Science from the University of Florida, and is based at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma. Among many professional activities, he assists growers with production, disease, and pest issues, evaluates trial selections at Florida breeding program trial sites, and is the author of numerous articles on blueberry horticulture in Florida. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

July Meeting - Staple Crops of Florida - Josh Jamison

Join us Monday, July 11th, 2022 at 7 PM 

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Speaker: Josh Jamison

Title: Staple Crops for Florida

Our July speaker will be Josh Jamison, the primary grower and horticulturalist at Cody Cove Fruit Farm and Nursery in Babson Park, FL. He was the garden manager at the HEART Village in Lake Wales from 2013-2022, working as an educator and managing the diversified demonstration farm.

Cody Cove is a small family farm whose goal is to provide nutritious food to the community and promote sustainable agriculture through offering high quality plants and produce. Its focus is on collecting elite edible plant varieties from around the world and making them available to home gardeners, small farms and beyond.

Josh’s presentation will be “Staple Crops for Florida.” Most gardeners focus on growing fruits and vegetables. While delicious and nutritious, these items tend to be low in calories. Staple crops are foods that are high in the carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we need for energy and survival. The primary subject will be starchy root crops that we can grow in Florida, with some discussion of other relevant plants.