While most of the United States is celebrating the harvest, Floridians are getting ready for the fall planting season. One easy way to start cultivating your green thumb is to grow strawberries at home.
Joe Sewards will offer tips from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 W. New York Ave., DeLand.
Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain how to prepare the garden, plant strawberries and build better soil. He will also discuss pest control, new varieties and alternative ways to grown your own strawberries, no matter where you live.
The fee, which includes one door prize ticket, is $7.50. Additional door prize tickets will be available for purchase. Reservations are required; visit www.eventbrite.com.
Attendees can pre-order up to 20 strawberry plants until Oct. 5. The cost is $8 for 10 plants. More information and the order form are available at www.volusia.org/extension.
For more information, call Cyndi Rabey at 386-822-5778.
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