Learn to compost

Vivian Bowden, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain how to recycle kitchen waste into rich fertilizer 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. For information, call 386-676-4191, option 4.

Seaside Herb Society meeting

The Seaside Herb Society of Ormond Beach will meet 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Bailey’s Riverbridge Meeting House, 1 N. Beach St.. Doris Hynes will demonstrate basket weaving using moistened reeds. Attendees will make their own garlic baskets. Bring an old towel, scissors and a spray bottle. The herb of the month, cumin, will be presented with tasting and food made with it. This is free and open to the public. For information, call 443-497-0044.

Leaf pocket planter workshop

There will be a Leaf Pocket Planter Workshop from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Hammock Gardens Nursery & Landscaping, 5208 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast. This will use hand building techniques and implying texture to clay to make a planter. Cost is $30 and includes all supplies. To RSVP, call 386-446-9154.

Garden party luncheon and plant sale

The Palm Coast Arts Foundations first annual Garden Party luncheon and plant sale will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, Towne Center Palm Coast, at 1500 Central Ave. Master gardener P.M. Reddy will share a visual presentation of his trip to the Monarch Butterfly sanctuary in Mexico. Cost is $40 for future members and $35 for members and includes a catered luncheon and a glass of wine. To reserve your spot by March 19, visit palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394.

Master gardeners plan plant clinics

Volusia County’s master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during eight plant clinics in March. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

• 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 20, at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

• 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

• 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange.

For information about the county’s Master Gardener Program, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778.

Charming home tour

The New Smyrna Beach Residents’ Coalition, a nonprofit group founded to monitor and offer feedback to city leadership about local building projects, will sponsor the Charming Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in New Smyrna Beach.

The tour will showcase the interior and exterior of five unique homes built throughout the decades. Cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased at The Galley Gourmet Pantry, 417 Canal St.; The Florist, 121 Flagler Ave.; and Southern Trends Home Furnishings, 334 Canal St. They can also be purchased online, at ournsb.org.

Proceeds form the home tour will further the monitoring and outreach goals of the coalition.

"The tour hopefully will serve as a reminder that the charm of the traditional city remains not in mansions nor shiny new homes, but rather in the eclectic smaller unique homes (also small businesses, although only one such is included)," said Sally Gillespie, coalition president.

12th annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival

Main Street DeLand’s 12th annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, on W. Indiana Ave. There will be vendors selling an array of nature and garden related items. There will be children’s art activities hosted by the Museum of Art DeLand and animals from the Central Florida Zee and Botanical Gardens. There will also be presentations at the Athens Theater and Chess Park. For information, visit floridawildflowerfestival.com.

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