The Brevard Botanical Garden (BBG) was formed in May 2010 by garden enthusiasts, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agents, and environmentally concerned citizens who want to improve the quality of life in Brevard County by opening a research-based botanical garden for demonstrations, collections, and displays.
Be Healthy, Grow Your Own: Vegetable Gardening in Florida
Growing vegetables in Florida can be tricky, but with a little know-how and experience, you could be well on your way to healthier eating by growing your own backyard vegetables. In this 12-week workshop, you will be assigned a 20ft. x 20ft. plot of land where you will learn how to grow your own vegetables. All of the vegetables you grow will be yours to keep! Each class will start off in the classroom where you will learn the basics of soils, plant growth, plant selection, organic vegetable gardening, pest management, fertilization, and much, much more. The classroom session is followed with hands-on activities in the garden where you will practice the methods and techniques learned in the classroom.
Edible Gardening Festival
September 21, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brevard Botanical Garden's Edible Garden Festival. Start your winter garden with a wide variety of vegetables/herbs and a yummy selection of bushes and tree fruits - all grown by Brevard Master Gardeners. A variety of educational classes will be offered at no charge. All proceeds benefit Brevard Botanical Garden. Location: Brevard Botanical Garden Greenhouse, UF Brevard County Extension Service, 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa.