Join us to learn how to prepare your veggie beds for fall. We will discuss summer and fall garden plans and popular veggies. We will then further dive into garden pest and preventative measures. Weeds, soil testing, bed varieties and types of irrigation are just some of the topics we will cover! The class will then switch to how the basics on how to start and care for your veggie seeds. Don’t miss out!
- Wednesday, August 3 (registration closes July 29)
- 10am-12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
- Limited to 30 participants
Briana Marino is a Florida Gulf Coast University alumna, earning her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in fall 2014. During her studies, Briana lived on a self-sustaining farm, Rancho Margot, through an honors study abroad program. Located in the Arenal region of Costa Rica, Briana found a deep sense of place. Upon return home, she began her own small homestead. Briana is the Garden to Table Program Coordinator at Naples Botanical Garden. This program partners with the Lorenzo Walker Technical College Culinary Program. As an educator, she hopes to foster a sense of place in the local food community and show her students what sustainable purchasing practices look like through hands-on, in-depth field trips. Currently, Briana is working on developing community workshops to educate the public on a variety of farming practices, cooking, and personal wellness.
Andrea Grace joined Naples Botanical Garden as the Adult Education Manager in October of 2014. She began her studies at Kansas State University from 2000-2003 where she was inspired by the flint hills to continue her education with plants and environmental issues. After leaving K-State, she traveled the East coast working on vegetable farms and then took a few years off to be a stay-at-home mom. After relocating to Florida in 2009, she went back to school and graduated from FGCU with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a passion for interesting garden crafts, creative cooking, food production, and permaculture design. These skills are put to use on a daily basis at her home in Fort Myers.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.