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Jacksonville, FL - Seed Swap & Community Garden Expo

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by TheGardenAtJacksonSquare, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. TheGardenAtJacksonSquare

    TheGardenAtJacksonSquare Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a little more info about the event:

    Jacksonville Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo

    Saturday March 19, 2011
    10 AM to 2 PM

    Registration deadline for exhibitors: Friday, March 4, 2011

    The event and registration are FREE.

    Presentation on Amending Soil by Master Gardener at 12:30 PM

    Community Gardens, Garden Clubs, Garden Centers, and individuals are invited to set up a table with information and plants or seeds to swap.

    Please bring an herb to plant in the Sulzbacher Center Garden!

    Hosted by: The Garden at Jackson Square
    2554 Phillips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Tidbits will be selling lunch for $5 and drinks for $1.

    The North American Beehive Company will be present– Bee Keepers welcome!

    For more information about the Sulzbacher Center Garden, please contact Julia Muntean at (904)394-8076 or [email protected].

    Please call Carol Kartsonis at (904)434-4027 or email [email protected] to register.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    TheGardenAtJacksonSquare, just wanted to say [​IMG]
     
  3. TheGardenAtJacksonSquare

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    Hurray! We'll be having a BYC booth at the expo. A family in our area has volunteered to bring their chickens
    AND they'll be advertising the current contest for the coop giveaway HUGE BYC Contest – Tudy at The Feed Store - Win A FREE Chicken Coop !
    AND they'll be collecting signatures for a petition to have the city ordinance changed to allow keeping of hens in Jacksonville, FL.

    Anyone who can, should come by and sign that petition! The event is free to the public.
     
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  4. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    TheGardenAtJacksonSquare I hope you get lots of signatures to keep lots of chickens.

    is this exhibit just to show some chickens or to sell too?
     
  5. TheGardenAtJacksonSquare

    TheGardenAtJacksonSquare Out Of The Brooder

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    Nava

    There will be only one exhibit for the chickens so far and there'll be no selling that day since we are trying to be true to the nature of a Seed Swap. However, if you'd like to come and hand out information or leave information at the Chicken exhibit for people to take home - please DO!

    -Carol
     
  6. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:I am going to do a garden this year so it might be something I might be interested in [​IMG]
    thanks Carol.
     
  7. TheGardenAtJacksonSquare

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    Excellent! We've got a great list of exhibitors:
    North American BeeHive Co.
    K&W Apiary
    Hodges Presbyterian Community Garden
    Springfield Community Garden
    Arlington Community Garden & Tree Hill Nature Center
    Slow Food First Coast
    an exhibit for sharpening your tools
    Jax Public Library will be there with gardening books to check out on the spot - bring your card!
    an exhibit on handicap accessible raised beds
    Clara White Mission Community Garden
    Argyle Area Community Garden
    Gleaners - Society of St. Andrew
    Eat Your Yard Jax
    Duval County Extension Office - they'll teach a class on amending the soil & have a booth for canning
    Palmetto Organics
    Sulzbacher Center - they'll be dedicating the 19 raised beds within our community garden that day

    Hope you find me and say HI!
    -Carol
     
  8. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I wish I could go, I'd have even helped out- but I have a wedding that day. (not mine)
     
  9. TheGardenAtJacksonSquare

    TheGardenAtJacksonSquare Out Of The Brooder

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    FireTigeris, We will miss you! But enjoy that wedding and that special dance with that groom. I am sure we'll get the opportunity to meet soon!

    -Carol
     
  10. afrields

    afrields New Egg

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    I am so bummed that I missed the seed swap. I am new to BYC and am very interested in the petition to change the Jacksonville ordinance to keep chickens. Is there anyone out there I can contact? Can I still sign the petition?

    Thanks!
     

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