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Disputes Over Fake Grass In Brevard, Gardening In Brevard And A Possibly Busy Wildfire Season Due To Irma

Brevard County

The Brevard County Florida Farmers Markets are held on Thursdays and will feature a variety of produce ranging from all sorts of vegetables. Lasting from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, for those who are interested in gardening this spring, then look no further than learning from all the Brevard County, FL farmers themselves.

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Here is a list of some of the fresh produce that could be available at produce stands or farmers markets, like our Brevard County Farmers Markets held on Thursdays at the Wickham Park Equestrian Center from 3-6 p.m., this month; blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, grapefruit, honeydew, oranges, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon. Original News Article 

Due to the debris from Hurricane Irma and the increasingly dry weather, Brevard County, FL is likely to see a surge in wildfires throughout the county. With the humidity levels being extremely low and the winds being much higher than usual, it is the perfect combination for wildfires to spread throughout the area. Firefighters are preparing for the conditions early, and are ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Dry weather, Hurricane Irma debris could lead to busy wildfire season in Brevard County

So far this year, Brevard has steadily remained at high risk for wildfires because of dry weather, low humidity and sometimes blustery winds — the perfect recipe for wildfires to start and spread.

Heavy brush fires last year plagued the scrubland between Brevard and Orange counties, wreaking havoc on the landscape and people’s commutes with frequent closing of main roadways. News Article

The turf in Viera Regional Park has caused quite a bit of debate on whether or not it should be kept or replaced by real grass. The argument going that real grass would cost Brevard County nearly 70,000 dollars to maintain, meanwhile a turf does not grow and doesn’t need to be maintained nearly as much. As well as the fact the turf dries much faster than traditional grass, making it much more convenient for all sporting events.

Fake grass vs. real deal: AstroTurf war heats up over Viera Regional Park

So, to put youth sports and the local economy on firmer ground, the Brevard County Tourism Development Council on Wednesday moved forward with a $5 million project to convert seven natural-grass sports fields at Viera Regional Park — fields that currently cost $66,800 a year to mow and maintain — to AstroTurf. These fields are used for soccer, football and lacrosse. News Source