Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our June 2022 newsletter, we featured an article written by Michelle Leonard-Mularz, Florida Keys Tropical Fruit Fiesta.fruit table edited

"The Florida Keys Tropical Fruit Fiesta heads back to Big Pine Key. Come out Saturday, June 18th, from 10am to 2 pm, to Big Pine Key Community Park, 31009 Atlantis Drive.  This is a free, family friendly, educational event. 

The Florida Keys Tropical Fruit Fiesta originally began in 1999 and was started by Monroe County Extension Services and then Extension Program Assistant, Jeff Stotts. There was a desire to tell the story the of fruit industry in the Keys, introduce residents to tropical varieties not normally found in supermarkets,   showcase UF/IFAS Extension’s work in developing new cultivars, and inform about successful growing practices for maintaining tropical fruit trees.  The foundation of the event has always been education and increasing awareness of the abundance of fruit that can be grown in the Keys. This year we are expanding that to include tropical vegetables. "


 To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the June 2022 Newsletter!

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact UF-IFAS Monroe County Extension Services at or (305) 292-4501. 

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