FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The inventive ways Floridians put food on the table and survived during the Great Depression and its aftermath focuses on one woman’s memories of how her unemployed father kept his family afloat by collecting Spanish moss and selling it for mattress stuffing.
This Florida Master Naturalist Learning Series topic will be presented on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. The informational evening is presented by the Florida Master Naturalist Program–St. Lucie Chapter, under the facilitation of the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Natural Resources Extension Agent, and sponsored by a grant from Florida Humanities.
Presenter Janie Gould is the author of “Floridays: Stories from Under the Sun, Vols. 1 and 2” (2011) and “Food for Floridays: Stories and Recipes.” She is a fourth generation Florida native who resides in Vero Beach. After Gould earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of Florida, she worked as a writer and editor for print media for thirty years, then for National Public Radio station WQCS where she created the award-winning show, Floridays. She now writes for Indian River Magazine.
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What: Florida Master Naturalist Learning Program: “When Manatees Were Sea Cows: How Floridians Coped When Times Were Hard”
Guest Speaker: Janie Gould, author
When: Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie
Registration: Not Required; open to the general public
Information: Contact: Susan Hamburger, email@example.com
Sponsor: Florida Humanities
–St. Lucie County