Lee County Extension
Calendar of Events 2014-15

January 2015

8 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. 
22 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
   
   
   

February 2015

5 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 Sign up for The Annual Lee County Urban Farm Tour
Beginning Destination:  (Rear Entrance - Formerly Lee County Extension Office, 3406 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, UF/IFAS Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916
Information:  Call Roy at 239-533-7512 
   

March 2015

5 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 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 "Pine Island Farm Tour," UF/IFAS Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916. 
19 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
   
   
   

April 2015

2 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. 
   
   

May 2015

7 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. 
20 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
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

June 2015

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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. 
   
   
   

July 2015

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.
   
   
   
   





 

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
   
   

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
9 Core/General Standard Certification Exam Preparation
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Time:  1:00-3:10PM Class; 3:30 PM Exam
Cost:  $15/person
Registration:  Register online at EventBrite or at the door.
CEUs:  Two Core.
Questions:  (239) 533-7513
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
15 BMP Certification Training
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 
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 call 239-533-7513. 
24 Florida Wildflowers
Location:  Page Field Base Operations, 5200 Captain Page Drive, Fort Myers, FL (Off Summerlin Rd., behind Page Field Commons)
Time:  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $16/person
Registration:  Register online at Eventbrite or at the door
Information:  (239) 533-7513 or brownsh@leegov.com
   
   

November 2014

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Florida Friendly Yard Landscaping Program
Location:  Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL  33905
Time:  10AM
Cost:  Class is included in the price of admission. 
Registration:  Call 239-549-4606
Questions:  Email FYN@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. 
6 Agritourism Farm Tour 2014
Location for Loading bus:  3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916
Cost:  $60 - register on Eventbrite
Time:  8:00AM-4:00PM
Lunch will be provided of part of the package - Buckingham Farms
Registration: 
Eventbrite
Seating is limited - 55 seats
If you have any question, call Roy Beckford at 239-533-7512 or email fbeckford@leegov.com
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Florida Friendly Yard Landscaping Program
Location:  Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL  33914
Time:  1PM
Cost:  Class is included in the price of admission. 
Registration:  Call 239-549-4606
Questions:  Email FYN@leegov.com
13 Natural & Aquatic Areas Seminar
Location:  North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Time:  8:30AM - 3:00PM
Cost:  $15/person ($20/person on day of class) - make checks payable to: "LCEOAB" and mail to:  Natural Areas Seminar, UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL  33916. 
Parks and Recreation employees see flyer for registration details. 
CEU’s applied for in CORE, Natural Areas, Aquatic Areas, and Right of Way.
Information:  Please direct to Roy Beckford at fbeckford@leegov.com or 239-533-7512. 
15 14th Annual Southwest Florida Butterfly Conference
Co-sponsors:  North American Butterfly Association
Location:  Edison Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Cost:  $30 per person
Walk-ins are not guaranteed admission
Time:  9:00AM - 12:15PM
Registration on Eventbrite:   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-conference-2014th-annual-tickets-7882479709?aff=eac2
or mail checks payable to: LCOEAB.  Detach registration and mail to Lee County Extension Office 3410 Palm Beach Avenue Ft. Myers, Fl 33916
Call 239-600-4089 or for more information call Sandra Drake
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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