Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Plant Sale

The plant sale at the UCF Arboretum was great, lots of plants to peruse and choose from. I myself picked up a lemon-balm plant, for which I am very excited as the leaves produce a delicious tea! Thank you to everyone who taught a class or workshop, and if you were not able to be in attendance, be sure to schedule an event like this in next time!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Plant Sale Schedule

Hope to see you all at our Fall Plant Sale at UCF.
For more info and directions visit http://www.arboretum.ucf.edu/node/65

Saturday October 16th
9am Conversations on Permaculture: an Introduction- Bradford White
10am Xeriscape Tour- Martin Haux
11am Garden Crop Choices- Tom Carey
12pm Growing in Grow Boxes- John Rife and Tia Meer
1pm Why Heirloom Seeds- Russ Rice
2pm- How to Start a Garden- Tina Richards
3pm Organic Gardening Basics- Trina Hofreiter
4pm Herbs- Summer Singletary
Sunday October 17th
1pm Edible Landscaping- Stephanie Syson
2pm- Community Garden Tour- Arboretum Staff
3pm- Organic Pest Control- Tia Meer

Monday, October 11, 2010

Veg Fest coming up

Central Florida Veg Fest is coming up on Oct 23rd in downtown Orlando. As many of you know, Veg Fest is a you-must-not-miss festival. I may be biased, but I believe this event really helped kick Orlando into gear back into 2005. The festival has helped bring together many local groups, volunteers, friends, and got the word out about many new businesses before they opened their doors. It has now grown to fill up Loch Haven Park with over 200 vendors.

Veg CF, the host of the festival, does a great job at keeping out cheesy, unrelated vendors that you might see at other festivals. This year includes some new things that you will have to go to find out what they are. If like me you love local music almost as much as local food then come hear some of the best musicians in town. Grab some delicious, vegan food, maybe a beer, and chillax under a tree to some jams. What better way to spend a Saturday? Oh yeah, if you have a some extra time to also volunteer then you can sign-up to volunteer at the Simple Living Institute's booth or help out the all volunteer festival staff.

Find out all of the details at www.cfvegfest.org. Hope to see you there!