Lee County Extension
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Calendar

January 2013

19 Join us for Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Class and learn the 9 principles to having a Florida Friendly Yard. Hurricane resistant trees and plants, as well as proper maintenance, efficient irrigation, proper mulching and techniques to save your money and obtain a beautiful and healthy yard.
Cost: $8.00
Time:  8:00A-12:00Noon
Location: Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Registration:  Please make checks out to LCOEAB.  Mailing address:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL.  If you have any questions, please call 239-533-7522. 
22 BMP Certification Training.
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers
Time:  8:30AM-3:30PM
Cost:  $30.00/person
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. If you need further information please call 239-533-7503. 
   
   

February 2013

9 Rain Barrel Construction Workshop
Location:  Coccoloba Plant Sale, Bonita Springs at Riverside Park.
Time:  10:00A-11:30A
Cost:  $45 for class and rain barrel kit.
Contact:  Call 239-533-7522. 

Lee County Extension Educators will teach you how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof.  Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, special plant collections, etc.  Workshop provides set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet included.  This workshop will show you how to conserve water, save money, and protect water quality.  

Registration:  Checks should be made out LCOEAB.  Mail to:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
19 BMP Certification Training.
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers
Time:  8:30AM-3:30PM
Cost:  $30.00/person
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. If you need further information please call 239-533-7503. 
19 Join us for Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Class and learn the 9 principles to having a Florida Friendly Yard. Hurricane resistant trees and plants, as well as proper maintenance, efficient irrigation, proper mulching and techniques to save your money and obtain a beautiful and healthy yard.
Cost: $8.00
Time:  5:00-9:00PM
Location: Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Registration:  Please make checks out to LCOEAB.  Mailing address:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL.  If you have any questions, please call 239-533-7522. 
27 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Series
Location:  Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers
Time:  9:00-10:30AM
Cost:  Free
Registration:  239-533-7504.  Walk-in welcome. 

Protecting Southwest Florida Environment can start in your yard. This five-part seminar series is hosted by the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Advisors. The seminars show homeowners practical landscape plant choices, how to save outdoor water and protect water quality when living on a lake or canal. Attendees learn to design, install and maintain a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  Participants can finish the series and request to have their yards recognized.  Topics include:: Where do I get started… Basic Yard Design, Buffer zones for water… and Neighbors, water irrigation & Harvesting Water, and maintenance Part 1- trees and shrub care, pruning and weed control and Maintenance Part 2 – older gardens and yard renovation
.
28 Mangrove Symposium
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
Time:  8:00AM-3:15PM
Cost:  $23/person
Registration:  
 http://2013mangrovesymposium.eventbrite.com/#
More Information:  (239) 533-7518 or hazellje@leegov.com
   
   

March 2013

6 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Series
Location:  Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers
Time:  9:00-10:30AM
Cost:  Free
Registration:  239-533-7504.  Walk-in welcome. 

Protecting Southwest Florida Environment can start in your yard. This five-part seminar series is hosted by the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Advisors. The seminars show homeowners practical landscape plant choices, how to save outdoor water and protect water quality when living on a lake or canal. Attendees learn to design, install and maintain a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  Participants can finish the series and request to have their yards recognized.  Topics include:: Where do I get started… Basic Yard Design, Buffer zones for water… and Neighbors, water irrigation & Harvesting Water, and maintenance Part 1- trees and shrub care, pruning and weed control and Maintenance Part 2 – older gardens and yard renovation
.
13 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Series
Location:  Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers
Time:  9:00-10:30AM
Cost:  Free
Registration:  239-533-7504.  Walk-in welcome. 

Protecting Southwest Florida Environment can start in your yard. This five-part seminar series is hosted by the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Advisors. The seminars show homeowners practical landscape plant choices, how to save outdoor water and protect water quality when living on a lake or canal. Attendees learn to design, install and maintain a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  Participants can finish the series and request to have their yards recognized.  Topics include:: Where do I get started… Basic Yard Design, Buffer zones for water… and Neighbors, water irrigation & Harvesting Water, and maintenance Part 1- trees and shrub care, pruning and weed control and Maintenance Part 2 – older gardens and yard renovation
.
19 MBP Clases en Español
Lugar:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL  33916
Valor:  $30/por persona
Registraci
ón:  Ir a:
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu.  Una vez en esta p
ágina ir abajo and hacer clic en WebTRAC.  Si necesita más información, por favor llamar al 239-533-7503.
20 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Series
Location:  Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers
Time:  9:00-10:30AM
Cost:  Free
Registration:  239-533-7504.  Walk-in welcome. 

Protecting Southwest Florida Environment can start in your yard. This five-part seminar series is hosted by the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Advisors. The seminars show homeowners practical landscape plant choices, how to save outdoor water and protect water quality when living on a lake or canal. Attendees learn to design, install and maintain a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  Participants can finish the series and request to have their yards recognized.  Topics include:: Where do I get started… Basic Yard Design, Buffer zones for water… and Neighbors, water irrigation & Harvesting Water, and maintenance Part 1- trees and shrub care, pruning and weed control and Maintenance Part 2 – older gardens and yard renovation
.
23 Rain Barrel Construction Workshop
Location: 
Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Time:  9:00A-10:30A
Cost:  $45 for class and rain barrel kit.
Contact:  Call 239-533-7522. 

Lee County Extension Educators will teach you how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof.  Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, special plant collections, etc.  Workshop provides set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet included.  This workshop will show you how to conserve water, save money, and protect water quality.

Registration:  Checks should be made out LCOEAB.  Mail to:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
.
26 Join us for Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Class and learn the 9 principles to having a Florida Friendly Yard. Hurricane resistant trees and plants, as well as proper maintenance, efficient irrigation, proper mulching and techniques to save your money and obtain a beautiful and healthy yard.
Cost: $8.00
Time:  12:00Noon-4:00PM
Location: Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Registration:  Please make checks out to LCOEAB.  Mailing address:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL.  If you have any questions, please call 239-533-7522. 
26 BMP Certification Training.
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers
Time:  8:30AM-3:30PM
Cost:  $30.00/person
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. If you need further information please call 239-533-7503. 
27 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Series
Location:  Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers
Time:  9:00-10:30AM
Cost:  Free
Registration:  239-533-7504.  Walk-in welcome. 

Protecting Southwest Florida Environment can start in your yard. This five-part seminar series is hosted by the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Advisors. The seminars show homeowners practical landscape plant choices, how to save outdoor water and protect water quality when living on a lake or canal. Attendees learn to design, install and maintain a Florida-Friendly Landscape.  Participants can finish the series and request to have their yards recognized.  Topics include:: Where do I get started… Basic Yard Design, Buffer zones for water… and Neighbors, water irrigation & Harvesting Water, and maintenance Part 1- trees and shrub care, pruning and weed control and Maintenance Part 2 – older gardens and yard renovation
.
   
   

April 2013

6 Southwest Florida Herb Day 2013
Location: 
Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Time:  9:00AM-3:00PM
Cost:  $20 per household paid in advance/$25 at door. 
Registration:  Please click on the link: 
http://herbdayfestival2013.eventbrite.com
For further information:  Call 239-533-7504.

Southwest Florida is home to many delicious herbs and spices.  Learn how to grow and prepare them for everyday use.  Herb plant sales, demonstrations and herb garden tour.
10 FYN Introductory Workshop
Location:  Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL
Time:  6:00-9:00PM
Cost:  $8 per household
Register:  http://fynintrobonitasprings.eventbrite.com/
Further Information:  Contact the Horticulture Help Desk at 239-533-7504 or FYN at 239-770-8642. 
20 Rain Barrel Construction Workshop
Location:  Coccoloba Plant Sale, at Rotary Park.
Time:  9:00A-10:30A
Cost:  $45 for class and rain barrel kit.
Contact:  Call 239-533-7522. 

Lee County Extension Educators will teach you how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof.  Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, special plant collections, etc.  Workshop provides set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet included.  This workshop will show you how to conserve water, save money, and protect water quality.

Registration:  Checks should be made out LCOEAB.  Mail to:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
.
23 BMP Certification Training.
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers
Time:  8:30AM-3:30PM
Cost:  $30.00/person
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. If you need further information please call 239-533-7503. 
27 FYN Introductory Workshop
Location:  Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL
Time:  1:00-4:00PM
Cost:  $8 per household
Register:  http://fynintrobonitasprings.eventbrite.com/
Further Information:  Contact the Horticulture Help Desk at 239-533-7504 or FYN at 239-770-8642. 
   
   

May 2013

21 BMP Certification Training.
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers
Time:  8:30AM-3:30PM
Cost:  $30.00/person
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. If you need further information please call 239-533-7503. 
   
   

June 2013

22 Join us for Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Class and learn the 9 principles to having a Florida Friendly Yard.  Hurricane resistant trees and plants, as well as proper maintenance, efficient irrigation, proper mulching and techniques to save your money and obtain a beautiful and healthy yard. 
Cost:  $8.00
Time:  1:00-4:00PM
Location:  Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Registration:  Please make checks out to LCOEAB.  Mailing address:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL.  If you have any questions, please call 239-533-7514.  Or, you may register online and pay by credit card at http://FYNIntroBonita.eventbrite.com
WALK-INs WELCOME!
29 Taste of Lee
Location:
  First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street, Downtown Fort Myers
Time:  9AM-2PM
Registration:  None
Cost:  $2 general admission; under 12 free.  No pre-registration.  Please pay at the door.
Click here for Speakers Series 
Information:  (239) 533-7504
   
   
   

July 2013

27 Rain Barrel Construction Workshop.
Location:  Plant Sale City of Cape Coral at Rotary Park
Time:  9:00-10:30A
Cost:  $45 for class and one Rain Barrel kit. 
Contact:  Call 239-533-7514. 

Workshop Location:  10901 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916.  For directions, call 533-7400. 

Lee County Extension Educators will teach you how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof.  Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, special plant collections, etc.  Workshop provides set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet included.  This workshop will show you how to conserve water, save money and protect water quality. 

Registration:  Eventbrite registration using a credit card or a check made out and sent in advance to LCOEAB.  Mail to:  Rain Barrel Workshop, Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL, 33916. 
   
   

August 2013

2 Join us for Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Class and learn the 9 principles to having a Florida Friendly Yard. Hurricane resistant trees and plants, as well as proper maintenance, efficient irrigation, proper mulching and techniques to save your money and obtain a beautiful and healthy yard.
Cost: $8.00
Time:  1:00-4:00PM
Location: Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
Registration:  Please make checks out to LCOEAB.  Mailing address:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL.  If you have any questions, please call 239-533-7514. 
   
   

September 2013

14 Neighborhood Lakes & Management Workshop.
Location:  Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Road, SW, Bonita Springs, FL  34134
Time:  12:30PM-4:00PM - Starts at 1:00PM
Cost:  Free
Pre-register:  http://lakemgmtsept2013.eventbrite.com/

More Information:  Call 239-273-8945.  Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome.

A New Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Workshop is planned to help homeowners and associations manage their Community's stormwater pond.  This 3-hour session is for new or returning to the area with a focus on "Protecting the Waterfront." 
   
   

October 2013

19 --Canceled--
Rain Barrel Construction Workshop.
Location:  Coccoloba Plant Sale at Manatee Park
Time:  9:00-10:30A
Cost:  $45 for class and one rain barrel kit, 2nd barrel (same cost). 
Contact:  Call 239-533-7514. 

Workshop Location:  5055 Rose Garden Drive, Cape Coral, FL, 33914.  For directions, call 549-4606. 

Lee County Extension Educators will teach you how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof.  Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, special plant collections, etc.  Workshop provides set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet included.  This workshop will show you how to conserve water, save money and protect water quality. 

Registration:  Eventbrite registration using a credit card or a check made out and sent in advance to LCOEAB.  Mail to:  Rain Barrel Workshop, Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL, 33916.
--Canceled-- 
   
   

November 2013

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13th Annual Southwest Florida Butterfly Conference.
Co-sponsors:  North American Butterfly Association
Location:  Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL
Cost:  $15 per person
Walk-ins are not guaranteed admission
Time:  9:00AM - 12:15PM
Registration on Eventbrite:   http://butterflyflconf.eventbrite.com
or mail checks payable to: LCOEAB.  Detach registration and mail to Lee County Extension Office 3410 Palm Beach Avenue Ft. Myers, Fl 33916
 -- Lunch is $6.00 per person (lunch must be prepaid) -- information on brochure.
Tour:  Tom Allen Butterfly House Rotary Park, Cape Coral, FL
Call 239-826-4103 or for more information call Gayle Edwards
16 The Florida Friendly Landscaping Conference 'When Nature is Your Neighbor' has been moved to the winter of 2014

Contact Stephen Brown for more information at brownsh@leegov.com
   
   

December 2013

   
   
   
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