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For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2012
Media Contact:
Teresa Olcyzk


Cooperative Extension to participate in Farm City Week at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center

(MIAMI, November 13, 2012) – Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service will participate in the sixth annual Farm City Market event coordinated by the County Agricultural manager on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 NW 1st Street in Downtown, Miami. 

Come meet Extension Agents and Master Gardeners and learn all about vegetable gardening at the Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic, where you will have the opportunity to present plant and insect samples for identification. Furthermore, you can learn how to harvest rain, conserve irrigation water and grow Florida Friendly Yard.  

There will also be educational displays on healthy eating presented by 4-H youth development program coordinators. 4-H health, nutrition, and fitness programs help youth understand the importance of eating right and physical fitness. Sea Grant Extension will also participate by showcasing Florida’s sea food. 

In addition, if your bathroom fixtures have not been upgraded since 1996, the Office of Sustainability in conjunction with Cooperative Extension will be exchanging up to two showerheads per household for a more cost-effective high-efficiency one. Participants can also bring up to three of their incandescent bulbs and exchange them for energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) for free. In order to qualify, you must be a Miami-Dade County resident.

For more information please call the Agricultural Manager’s Office at 305-971-5091.

Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service
Farm City Week Farmers Market
November 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street, Lobby
Miami, FL