The University of Florida was at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act and the USDA. The Morrill Act laid the groundwork for Extension programs like Master Gardeners.
UF was represented by multiple faculty and staff, including our own Tom Wichman of the Florida Master Gardener Program and Brian Niemann of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. They were on hand during the Festival, which ran from June 27–July 1 and again from July 4–8.
We thought we’d share some images from the UF exhibit at the Folklife Festival. If you’d like to read more about our part in the festival, read our previous post, Florida MGs in DC for the Folklife Festival.