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A list of plant classes, shows and sales

Hurricanes & Trees: 10 a.m. today, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Learn to trim and protect trees from hurricane damage, and the best trees to plant to withstand strong winds. Free. (352) 754-4433.

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Edible Gingers: 11:30 a.m. today, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Landscaping with edible ginger plants. Included in gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 kids 2-11, members free. (727) 551-3102.

Orchids 101: 10 a.m.-noon today, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Class for orchid novices shows easy ways to care for orchids; tour greenhouse to view orchids. $45. (941) 366-5731, ext. 239. selby.org.

Brooker's Upland Ecosystems: 1-3:30 p.m. today, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Discover Brooker Creek's diverse environments and ecosystems, from flatwoods to oak hammocks, in program with outdoor field session; best for adults. Wear closed shoes, long pants, hat, bring water. Free, but registration required. (727) 453-6800.

Creating Cover: Adding Hiding Places for Wildlife: 2-3 p.m. today, Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Interactive workshop to attract wildlife to your back yard. (727) 453-6500.

Brooker Creek Guided Hike: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Along Environmental Education Center trails; for adults and youth ages 7 and older. Free. (727) 453-6800.

Weedon Hike: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems. For adults and youths ages 6 and older. (727) 453-6500.

Wetlands Nature Walk: 9-10:30 a.m. today, John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Discover plants found in wetlands and pine flatwoods, explore views of Lake Tarpon in guided nature walk. Free, but registration required. (727) 669-1951.

Fort De Soto Walk: 10-11 a.m. today-Sun., June 28-29, Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. Nature walk, suitable for families, explores varied areas of the park. Registration required. Free. (727) 582-2267.

Turf Alternatives: 10 a.m. Tue., Forest Oaks Government Plaza, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Extension Service class on alternative groundcover options to a high-maintenance grass lawn. First come, first seated. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Philippe Park Walk: 9-10:30 a.m. June 28, Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Explore nature, plants and park's rich history in guided walk; wear closed shoes, hat, sunscreen. Free, but preregistration required. (727) 669-1947.

Create a Water Garden: 10 a.m. June 28, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Learn how to design, plant and care for a water garden in class. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Wicked Weeds: 1-2 p.m. June 28, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Learn how to control invasive plant species and spreading weeds. Registration required. Free. (727) 453-6800.

Hibiscus Show & Sale: 1-4 p.m. June 28, Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave. N, Seminole. Find tropical hibiscus plants in array of colors and varieties at Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society's show and sale. Free admission. (727) 530-9118 or (727) 784-5068. sunsetchapter.org.

Fruit & Vegetable Production: 5:30 p.m. July 2, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Series on fruit and vegetable production management for the small farmer. Class topics include Deciduous Fruit Production, July 2; Vegetable Production, July 9; Fertilization of Fruit & Vegetable Crops, July 16. Free, but registration required. (352) 754-4433.

Farmers' markets

St. Pete Beach Fresh Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9245.

Produce Market at the Mustang: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Mustang Flea Market, 7901 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Free admission; $1 parking. (727) 544-3066.

4-Seasons Market at Ferg's: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free admission. (727) 360-9423.

Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace/Clearwater Farmer's Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. once a month on Wednesdays, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, downtown, between Cleveland and Pierce streets on Osceola Avenue, Clearwater. (727) 461-7674. clearwaterfarmersmarket.com.

Ybor City Saturday Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (summer hours through September) Saturdays, Centennial Park, Eighth Avenue and 18th Street, Ybor City. (813) 241-2442. yborfreshmarket. citysearch.com.

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A list of plant classes, shows and sales 06/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 12:17pm]

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