Rosebud Continuum is having a fall open house

Sessions on sustainability will be offered by leaders in the field at an open house planned this month at the Rosebud Continuum in Land O’ Lakes.

Visitors to an open house at the Rosebud Continuum will have a chance to learn about sustainable gardening practices. (File)

The free event is set for Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 22843 Hale Road, according to a news release from the venue.

Those attending will have a chance to stroll around the grounds, purchase native plants and fruit trees, take guided walks through a native plant trail and see demonstrations.

Interested in keeping bees in your backyard? You can learn about it at an open house on Oct. 20 at the Rosebud Continuum, at 22843 Hale Road in Land O’ Lakes.

The Biogas Band will be making its debut, with a sound system that runs entirely on biogas, and smoothies will be sold, prepared using power from solar panels. There’s also plenty of free parking, according to event organizers.

Sessions include:

  • Off Grid Living: A 20-minute lesson in the classroom, followed by a trip to the trailer to see it in action. The 40-minute sessions begin at 9 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
  • Biodigester workshop: Turn food waste into fuel and fertilizer. This 35-minute session includes a 15-minute talk followed by a 20-minute live demonstration. The workshop begins at 11:15 a.m.
  • Aquaponics: Get an introduction to aquaponics through a 15-20 minute talk, followed by a visit to the Rosebud Aquaponics system.
  • Florida Native Plants: Find out more about Florida Native Plants in a 25-minute talk. Talks are offered at 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Backyard Bees: Meet a beekeeper and learn what it takes to create your own backyard beehive. This 40-minute session is being offered at 10:30 a.m., and 11:45 a.m.
  • Bats: Learn about the importance of bats in a 25-minute talk beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • Native wildflower walks: Visit a wildflower meadow, with start times at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
  • Edible Plant Workshop: Find out more about edible plants during this workshop at 11:45 a.m.

Published October 3, 2018

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