March 15, 2014
11TH ANNUAL AIR POTATO RODEO
Ravine Gardens State Park
Date: March 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Air Potato Rodeo is an annual park beautification day and resource management project held to help control the air potato vine (Dioscorea Bulbifera) that is widespread at Ravine Gardens. Controlling this pest plant is crucial in maintaining the historic beauty of the formal gardens in the park. Air Potato wranglers will assist park staff and volunteers in the collection of the potato-like tubers in efforts to control the sprouting and spread of the vine.
All ages are invited to enjoy a day of resource management fun, refreshments and community involvement. Prizes will be given for the largest potato, smallest potato and the most unusually shaped potato. Admission into the park is free to participants and the first 100 volunteers will receive a free tee-shirt.
Fees: Free entance for participants
Contact: Register by visiting www.AirPotatoRodeo.eventbrite.com or by calling the park at (386) 329-3721.
Directions: Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Palatka, Florida. From US17/SR100, turn south onto Moseley Avenue, then turn east onto Twigg Street.