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July 27-29, 2012 | Kissimmee, Florida
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Horticulture Tour
Friday, July 15, 2011, 1:00 -5:00 p.m.
Optional Pre-conference tour (advanced registration required)

Travel by bus to visit the farms of two local growers of Asian and traditional vegetables. 

Kissimmee’s Green Place for Natural and Organic Vegetables
Contact: kissgreenplace.com  
(407) 348-4699 4130
Cardinal Ln Kissimmee, FL  34744-9128

Operated by Susan Marsicano and Bruce Weaver this new one acre hydroponic venture grows an extensive variety of produce and sells direct to consumers. Learn about their media and nutrient program which includes extensive soil amendments like worm castings.  See greens in hydroponic stackers, and ask about their experience growing winter vegetables in pots. Crops expected to be in production for the tour: tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. 

Organic Country Farms
Contact: Andy Chen
(407) 588-7778
1675 Nora Tyson Rd, Saint Cloud, FL 34771-8673

Operated by CK and Wendy Chung, this forty-three acre USDA organic certified farm location produces a host of field and greenhouse Asian vegetables including: bok choy, bamboo, bitter melon, and cucumbers. Ask about their soy fermenting process for beneficial microbes and their experience contracting with a large organic label.  Find out about their plans for organic muscadine grapes and figs. Get ideas for your operation when you learn about the field trellising and greenhouse tomato components of their farm. Crops expected to be in production for the tour: bamboo, fuzzy gourds, Chinese okra, and bitter melon.

Please note this is a farm tour and participants may expect to walk over uneven paths up to one half mile. Though every reasonable precaution will be taken to prevent injury, participants must sign a liability waiver in order to visit the farms. Closed toe shoes are required and no high heels will be permitted. Dress comfortably for the heat. Light refreshments will be provided.

The registration fee is $50.00 per person.

The registration deadline is June 27.  Space is limited so we urge you to register early.  Click here to access the conference registration information page.

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