Lee County Extension
C
alendar of Events 2014

January 2014

2 Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
9 Limited Commercial Landscape Exam Preparation
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00A-4:00P
Cost:  $20/person
Registration:  Register and pay at the door.
CEUs:  Pesticide applicator CEUs available. 
Information: 
brownsh@ufl.edu
15 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
17 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
22 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
23 Register early for the 18th annual Southwest Florida Invasive Species Workshop
For registration details and additional information, visit the website at: 
http://www.floridainvasives.org/Southwest/upcoming_events.html
23 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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. 
24 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
29 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
31 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504

February 2014

1 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
5 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
6 Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include: CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information.
6 Food Managers Certification Class" is a comprehensive food handler training which includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Manager's Exam (through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation). This National Certification is valid for five years. In Florida, certification is required for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Dept. of Health. No walk in registrations. A score of 75% is required for passing the Exam. Bring your lunch. To register call toll free 1-888-232-8723, email FSQP@ifas.ufl.edu or via web http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu or http://www.servsafe.com
7 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
12 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
14 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
15 Tree Pruning
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $5.00 per household
Information:  (239)549-4606
19 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
21 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
21 Canning Class. 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
Matlacha Recreation Center, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W.
Matlacha, FL  33993

Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  Call 283-4110 to register.

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
22 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
22 FL Native Plant Seminar and Guided Tour
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Time:  9:00AM-2:00PM
Cost:  $12 per person
Registration:  Online or at the door
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
25 Canning Class. 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
26 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
27 Sign up for The Annual Lee County Urban Farm Tour
Beginning Destination:  (Rear Entrance - Formerly Lee County Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Time:  8:00AM-4:00PM
Cost:
  $60 per person
Registration:  Please make check to LCEOAB and mail to Urban Farm Tour 2014, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.., Fort Myers, FL  33916
For Further information, please call Roy at 239-533-7512. 
28 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504

March 2014

5 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
6 Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
7 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
12 Canning Class. 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
Matlacha Recreation Center, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W.
Matlacha, FL  33993

Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  Call 283-4110 to register.

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
12 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
14 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
15 FYN Yard Tours
Tours of several Certified Florida Friendly yards.  See how the 9 Florida Friendly principles are applied. 
Location:  To be announced. 
Time:  9:00AM - Noon
Cost:  $10.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
19 Pine Island Farm and Grove Tour, 2014
Tour Departs:  Terry Park at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Cost of Tour:  $60
Registration:  Call Roy Beckford at 239-533-7512 or email fbeckford@leegov.comMake checks payable to LCEOAB and mail to "Urban Farm Tour 2014," UF/IFAS, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916. 
19 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
21 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
22 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
25 Canning Class. 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
26 Homeowner Garden Series
Location:  Location:  Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost:  $30 for entire training; or $8.00 for an individual session. 
Registration:  Click here for entire session;
Click here for individual session
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
27 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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. 
28 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504

April 2014

3 Pesticide Certification Testing 
Temporary Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  10:00AM-1:00PM
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
4 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
5 Introduction to Beekeeping
Class Title:  History of Honey Bees and their Behavior; Basic Materials
Location:
  4632 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 
Time:  9:00AM-4:30PM
Cost:  $240
Mail your check to:  Beekeeping Class, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL  33916
Deadline for Registration:
  April 1, 2014
Details:  Call Rob the Bee-Man at 239-878-1953 or info@thebeeschoice.com - PayPal and credit card link is provided on the website for processing payments online -
http://www.leecountybeekeepersassociation.com/2014-bee-school.html
5 Tomato Propagation Workshop
Location:  Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres, FL
Time:  2:00PM
Cost:  $8.00
This hands-on learning workshop will teach you two things:  How to save tomato seeds and how to start new plants without using seeds. 

For more information including what participants will take home, see flyer. 
11 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
11 FYN Landscape Design
Learn how to incorporate and renew the 9 Florida Friendly Landscape principles in your yard. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $18.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
12 Introduction to Beekeeping
Class Titled:  Getting Started/Basic Management
Location:
  4632 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 
Time:  9:00AM-4:30PM
Cost:  $240
Mail your check to:  Beekeeping Class, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL  33916
Deadline for Registration:
  April 1, 2014
Details:  Call Rob the Bee-Man at 239-878-1953 or info@thebeeschoice.com - PayPal and credit card link is provided on the website for processing payments online -
http://www.leecountybeekeepersassociation.com/2014-bee-school.html
14 Food Managers Certification Class" is a comprehensive food handler training which includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Manager's Exam (through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation). This National Certification is valid for five years. In Florida, certification is required for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Dept. of Health. No walk in registrations. A score of 75% is required for passing the Exam. Bring your lunch. To register call toll free 1-888-232-8723, email FSQP@ifas.ufl.edu or via web http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu or http://www.servsafe.com
18 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
18 FYN Landscape Design
Learn how to incorporate and renew the 9 Florida Friendly Landscape principles in your yard. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $18.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
19 Introduction to Beekeeping
Class Title:  Harvesting, what you need to know
Location:
  4632 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 
Time:  9:00AM-4:30PM
Cost:  $240
Mail your check to:  Beekeeping Class, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL  33916
Deadline for Registration:
  April 1, 2014
Details:  Call Rob the Bee-Man at 239-878-1953 or info@thebeeschoice.com - PayPal and credit card link is provided on the website for processing payments online -
http://www.leecountybeekeepersassociation.com/2014-bee-school.html
19 Rain Barrel Class
We 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, and a reference booklet included. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $45.00 per barrel
Information:  (239)549-4606 
25 Master Gardener Training Schedule
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM - 3:15PM
Cost:  $140 for entire training
Application:  Click here
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or 533-7504
26 Introduction to Beekeeping
Class Title:  Advanced Management, Disease & Enemies
Location:
  4632 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 
Time:  9:00AM-4:30PM
Cost:  $240
Mail your check to:  Beekeeping Class, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL  33916
Deadline for Registration:
  April 1, 2014
Details:  Call Rob the Bee-Man at 239-878-1953 or info@thebeeschoice.com - PayPal and credit card link is provided on the website for processing payments online -
http://www.leecountybeekeepersassociation.com/2014-bee-school.html
26 Rain Barrel Class
We 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, and a reference booklet included. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $45.00 per barrel
Information:  (239)549-4606 
26 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
   

May 2014

1 Pesticide Certification Testing 
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
3 Tree Pruning
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  9:00AM-Noon
Cost:  $5.00 per household
Information:  (239)549-4606
14 Food Preservation - Canning
Location:  North Fort Myers Community Park/Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $30 person or $40 a couple. 
  Registration includes one canning cookbook "So Easy to Preserve" from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 
Registration and More Information:  Call Celia Hill at (239) 533-7510 or email hillcb@leegov.com
16 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
22 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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. 
30 Plants, Gardening and Ecology
Location:  Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  1:00 - 3:15PM
Cost:  $8 per person
Registration:   Online with EventBrite
Or at the Door
Questions:  gardenclasses@leegov.com or (239)533-7513
   
   

June 2014

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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
6 Limited Commercial Landscape Exam Preparation
Location:  Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  8:30A-4:00P
Cost:  $20/person
Registration:  Register Online at EventBrite, or at the door
CEUs:  Pesticide applicator CEUs available. 
Questions:  commclasses@leegov.com or (239) 533-7513
12 Food Managers Certification Class" is a comprehensive food handler training which includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Manager's Exam (through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation). This National Certification is valid for five years. In Florida, certification is required for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Dept. of Health. No walk in registrations. A score of 75% is required for passing the Exam. Bring your lunch. To register call toll free 1-888-232-8723, email FSQP@ifas.ufl.edu or via web http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu or http://www.servsafe.com
12 Limited Certification Lawn & Ornamental Exam Preparation
Location:  Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL
Time:  1:00-4:10PM
Cost:  $15/person
Registration:  Register online at EventBrite or at the door
CEUs:  Pesticide applicator CEUs available. 
Questions:  commclasses@leegov.com or (239) 533-7513
17 Food Preservation - Canning
Location:  North Fort Myers Community Park/Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $30 person or $40 a couple. 
  Registration includes one canning cookbook "So Easy to Preserve" from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 
Registration and More Information:  Call Celia Hill at (239) 533-7510 or email hillcb@leegov.com
19 Spanish GI-BMP Certification Training and Testing
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  8:30AM - 3:30PM
Cost:  $30
Registration:  Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC.  If you need further information please call 239-530-5951.
28 Taste of Lee
Location:  First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street, Downtown Fort Myers
Time:  9:00AM - 2:00PM
Admission:  $2.00; under 12 free; no pre-registration.  Pay at the door.
For more information:  Call 239-533-7505. 
   

July 2014

3 Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include: CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information.
18 Ornamental & Turf Exam Preparation
Location:  Melvin Morgan Constitutional Complex, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 2480 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL
Time:  12:45PM-4:10PM
Cost:  $16/person
Registration:  Register online at EventBrite or at the door
CEUs:  Pesticide applicator and FNGLA CEUs available
Questions:  commclasses@leegov.com or (239)533-7513
24 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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. 
25 Florida Friendly Gardening
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. 
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Time:  As indicated on the flyer
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
29 Comparing Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds
Location:  On-line Seminar (Webinar)
Cost:  Free
Time:  12:00-1:00PM
Registration:  http://bit.ly/comparefunds
For more information:  Email Celia Hill at
chill@leegov.com
   
   

August 2014

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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
7 Food Managers Certification Class" is a comprehensive food handler training which includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Manager's Exam (through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation). This National Certification is valid for five years. In Florida, certification is required for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Dept. of Health. No walk in registrations. A score of 75% is required for passing the Exam. Bring your lunch. To register call toll free 1-888-232-8723, email FSQP@ifas.ufl.edu or via web http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu or http://www.servsafe.com
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Fertilizer Calibration in Spanish
Location:  Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road, Naples, FL
Time:  8:00AM-12:00PM
CEUs available
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Mangrove Training Workshop
Location:  Rookery Bay National
  Estuarine Research Reserve
300 Tower Road, Naples, FL
Time:  8:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost:  $15/person
Registration and More Information:  See Flyer
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Air Potato Strategic Management
Location:  Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, 33901
Time:  10:00AM - 12:30PM
Cost:  $8 per person
Registration:  Online or at the door
CEUs:  2.5 for Natural Areas, R-O-W; 2.0 for Limited and mroe
Information:  (239)533-7513
16 Organic Pest and Disease Controls Workshop
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33918
Time:  2:00-4:00PM
Cost:  $100
Workshop Speaker:  Karen Harty, Agriculture Program Coordinator, U/IFAS Lee County Extension
Registration:  Register on-line at www.eventbrite.com (search for "organic pest and disease" at eventbrite) or make checks out to  LCEOAB and mail to Organic Workshop, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916.  Checks received by 8/1/14 will receive materials at workshop. 
Description:  This class is aimed at home gardeners.  Attendees will take home a crate of miscellaneous items including a 1-gallon sprayer and 8 organic controls for pests and diseases. 
   

September 2014

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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
12 Canning Class 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
Matlacha Recreation Center, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W.
Matlacha, FL   33993

Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  Call 283-4110 to register.

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
16 Food Preservation - Canning
Location:  North Fort Myers Community Park/Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $30 person or $40 a couple. 
  Registration includes one canning cookbook "So Easy to Preserve" from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 
Registration and More Information:  Call Celia Hill at (239) 533-7510 or email hillcb@leegov.com
25 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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 239-533-7504. 
   
   

October 2014

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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
4 FYN Yard Tours
Tours of several Certified Florida Friendly yards.  See how the 9 Florida Friendly principles are applied. 
Location:  To be announced. 
Time:  9:00AM - Noon
Cost:  $10.00 per person
Information:  (239) 549-4606
15 Food Managers Certification Class" is a comprehensive food handler training which includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Manager's Exam (through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation). This National Certification is valid for five years. In Florida, certification is required for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Dept. of Health. No walk in registrations. A score of 75% is required for passing the Exam. Bring your lunch. To register call toll free 1-888-232-8723, email FSQP@ifas.ufl.edu or via web http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu or http://www.servsafe.com
   
   

November 2014

5 Food Preservation - Canning
Location:  North Fort Myers Community Park/Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $30 person or $40 a couple. 
  Registration includes one canning cookbook "So Easy to Preserve" from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 
Registration and More Information:  Call Celia Hill at (239) 533-7510 or email hillcb@leegov.com
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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
14 Canning Class 
Time:  10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location:  
Matlacha Recreation Center, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W.
Matlacha, FL   33993

Cost:  $30/one person or $40/couple - cash or check only.
Registration: 
Class is limited to 9 participants.  You MUST be pre-registered and paid to attend this class.  No Walk-ins.  Call 283-4110 to register.

Learn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation.  

The fee includes the Fifth edition of "So Easy to Preserve" canning book from the University of Georgia. 

We also have the cookbook "Simply Florida"
A Taste of Flavors From The Sunshine State.  This book highlights many of the products of our state, and provides tips to help you prepare meals that are safe and nutritious.  The cost is $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00. 

For more information, contact Celia at 239-533-7510.
20 BMP Certification Training.
Location: 
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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. 
   
   

December 2014

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Pesticide Certification Testing
Location:  
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL  33903
Time:  9:00AM-12:00Noon
No appointment needed.  Available exams include, CORE, Ornamental and Turf, Limited Commercial Landscape, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, Private Applicator, Aquatic and more.  Call 239-533-7504 for more information. 
   
   
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