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Home & Garden

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Home & Garden

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SEMINAR

TROT ON OUT TO EQUESTRIAN CENTER

If you or your family members are considering purchasing an equine friend, you may want to check out the Horsin' Around seminar for youngsters and adults at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. The course is from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. Thursday and covers stretching your hay supply, emergency preparedness for horses, riding trails and more. Pre-register by calling (904) 387-8850.

WORKSHOP

GROWING YOUR OWN VEGETABLES

Have the grocery bill blues? You can boost your diet and budget by growing your own vegetables, and the Duval County Extension Office can help. It's offering a workshop on growing your own veggies from seeds from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16. The cost is $10 per person, and you can pre-register by calling (904) 387-8850.

MEETING

ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHID SOCIETY

Learn more about orchid conservation programs in Guatemala, home to more than 750 species of orchids, at the St. Augustine Orchid Society's monthly meeting. The group will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Watson Realty, 3505 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. Plants will be available for sale. (904) 797-4360 or www. staugorchidsociety.org.

WORKSHOP

IT SHOULD BE A RAIN BARREL OF FUN

If you've been interested in rain barrels, but feel anxious about the actual setup, the Duval County Extension Office's Rain Barrel Workshop will guide you through the process. …

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