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Plants and markets

Tasty Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in the courtyard at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Local organic growers sell seasonal produce and plant-based goods. The library also offers a seed exchange, where gardeners can "check out" heirloom, genetically pure seeds from the library's seed catalog to start an organic garden. (727) 853-1265.

Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). The eclectic market includes vendors selling produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meat, cheese, baked goods, jelly and jam, honey, nuts, coffee, ethnic food, light refreshments and arts and crafts. (727) 842-8066; nprmainstreet.com.

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. (813) 994-2242; tampabaymarkets.com.

Suncoast Co-op hosts a farmer's market featuring local in-season produce, candles and locally made products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The co-op also accepts orders for fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register at suncoastco-op.com to place your order; orders may be picked up during the market, between noon and 2 p.m. (727) 271-2754.

Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. (352) 232-4241; hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Seminars

Bonsai Care, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eve's Garden Gifts, 5602 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. The daylong demonstration teaches how to prepare a bonsai for fall and how to trim and shape for a healthy and beautiful tree. Bring your bonsai for the demonstration and expert advice and take a stroll through the gardens. Free. (813) 996-5012; evesgardengifts.com.

Drip Irrigation, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Discover how to select, install and maintain a drip irrigation system. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Best Management Practices to Become Green Industry Instructor, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Pasco County Extension, 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. Attend this one-day seminar and learn how to train your crew, to organize and deliver state-mandated GI-BMP classes and to proctor tests. Pre-registration required. For information, call (850) 245-8086 or email [email protected]

Garden Ponds, 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Pasco County Extension, Clayton Hall, 36702 SR 52, Dade City. The seminar includes information on how to build a garden pond, the materials needed, and installation and maintenance tips. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. For information, call Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Community Gardens 101, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at Pasco Cooperative Extension, Clayton Hall, 36702 SR 52, Dade City. Connect with others interested in starting a garden and learn about organizing a group and building a successful garden. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Free. Space is limited. Reservations required by emailing Michael Sherman at [email protected] or calling (352) 523-5048.

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open for plant sales from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants are for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. (352) 683-9933; naturecoastgardens.com.

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