Saturday, August 19 is Big Bug Day at Lake County Master Gardeners event. Butterfly Gardening at 10:00 a.m. – Creature Cuisine at 11:00 a.m.
To kick off the day, Master Gardeners Mille Estess and Ashelee Roberts will present an hour long class on Butterfly Gardening, discussing butterfly plants and the butterfly’s life cycle to the audience. Participants may register for the class by purchasing the Master Gardener Butterfly Bundle which features three butterfly plants, seeds, a full-color butterfly identification book and the presentation for $30. Participants may also attend the class for $5.00 without the bundle.
Next is Creature Cuisine as part of the “Roots Up Speaker Series”. Grandparents and parents, bring the kids as this class is geared towards adults, 8 – 10 year olds or anyone curious about eating bugs. We will cover basic insect anatomy, the importance of insects as a food crop and how Americans are including insects in their diet. Samples will be available such as: chocolate cricket bark and meal worm cheese straws. Come brave and hungry. The cost is $8.00 per participant for the class and samples.
Lake County Master Gardeners, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778. lake.ifas.ufl.edu/