Tuesday, May 14, 2013

October 19 at 10:00am until October 20 at 10:00am Bamboo Grove Homestead, 2460 SW Mixon St., Arcadia, FL 34266 For those interested in growing, trading, buying, or just plain learning about perennial vegetable culture here in Florida, come on out for this full day of workshops, garden tours, plant swapping and purchasing, etc. Featured speakers, demonstrations, sampling table. Plants discussed and /or shown: True Yams, Yacon, Perennial Onions & Leeks, Oca, Crosnes, Sweet Potatoes, Malanga, Taro, Eddo, Dasheen, Kuwai (Duck Potato), Water Chestnut, Belembe, Boniato, Cassava, Achira, Tigernuts, Earth Pea, Jerusalem Artichokes, Groundnuts (Apios), and more. Show up between 8 am - Noon: $15 / after 1:30 pm: $10 / after 3 pm: $5 / after 4:30: free admission. 6 pm free plant swap. 7 pm free vegetarian and wild pescatarian potluck. 8 pm campfire and free tent camping. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PEOPLE WHO RSVP on Facebook, or by calling me at 863-993-3228. SCHEDULE: 8 am: Gates open 8 am - Noon: $15 admission. 11 am - Noon: Garden Tour 12:30 - 1:30: Workshop on... After 1:30: $10 admission. 2 pm - 3 pm: Workshop on... After 3 pm: $5 admission. 3:30 - 4:30: BACKYARD PERENNIAL ROOT CROPS FOR FLORIDA GARDENERS, A slideshow by Andy Firk. After 4:30 pm: Free admission. 6 pm: Plant Swap and Sale. Give away, trade, and for sale plants in three different sections. 7 pm: Free Potluck Dinner (Vegetarian & Wild Pescatarian). Please label your ingredients, all utensils, napkins, cups, glasses, bowls & plates will be provided. 8 pm: Campfire & free tent camping. Kids and friendly pets welcome. Kids under 15 are free.

YAMFEST 2013.....Cracker and I are going, always delightful people, cool plants, awesome potluck, camping, plus Andy is a gracious host.

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