Here is a list of May activities being hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, which is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. Get Healthy for Life, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on May 2, May 16 and May 30 Hands-on cooking experiences that will teach you how to: Be Well, Eat Well, and Shop Well!. Ingredients will be provided at no cost to you. To register and learn more, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/560783567747 Backpacking 101, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 2 and 4 Learn the basics of backpacking and wilderness hiking in Florida in this two-day classroom workshop. Get more information and register at www.eventbrite.com/e/547812541057/ Cost $15, includes hands-on training and backcountry cooking samples. Lakeland Learn & Grow: Water Conservation with Rain Barrels, 6 to 7 p.m. on May 2 Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and Lakeland Water Utilities for a class with tips to save water and reduce stormwater runoff by incorporating a rain barrel in your landscape. The $25 registration fee includes one rain barrel. There is a free ticket option for those not wanting a rain barrel. Register at: www.rainbarrelsmay2023.eventbrite.com. Med (Mediterranean) Instead of Meds, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on May 3 and May 24 Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? This class will help! Register at www.polkfcs.eventbrite.com for $25. The Business of Farming Workshop (Day 2), 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 4 Learn how to create a successful agricultural business. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-farming-workshop-tickets-483351987807. Leave No Trace: Wilderness Ethics for Summer Vacations (WEBINAR), 12:05 – 1 p.m. on May 12 Join a fun and interactive webinar to learn about the Leave No Trace principles and how to apply them to your upcoming summer vacation in parks and natural areas. Register at www.LNTwebinarSummer.eventbrite.com. Basic Backyard Chicken Workshop, 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 25 Learn how to raise chickens in Florida. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-backyard-chicken-workshop-tickets-601451827607. Med Instead of Meds (online-evening class), 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 25 Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? This class will help! The class will take place on six consecutive Thursdays, beginning on May 25. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/get-healthy-for-life-5-class-series-tickets-560783567747.
Here is a list of May activities being hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, which is a partnership between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.