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Lake County Extension to host ‘Grow and Brew’ class and more in August

RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2018

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the following events and programs in August:

Farm to Table Cooking

Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. - noon

Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares 

The class focuses on using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Learn how to transform summer produce into a variety of healthy and savory dishes. Register online at https://fcslake.eventbrite.com for this $10 class.

Grow and Brew 

Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. - noon 

Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares 

UF/IFAS Specialists and Extension Agents discuss the science of brewing beer, wine, or cider; the research on growing backyard hops; how to grow grapes in Florida; as well as their health benefits. Participants will receive a Zeus hop and Southern Home muscadine grape plant to grow at home. $10 registration is required online at https://UFRootsUp.eventbrite.com.

4-H Kick-off Party

Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares 

The 4-H Kick-off Party is open to the public and showcases the 4-H Lake County Clubs. The party is an interactive event with a scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, and family-oriented activities with the theme “4-H Around the World.”

Those with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients. 

For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/. The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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