Monday, August 9, 2021

August at 'White Harvest Farms'

Thanking God that JAX City Councilwoman & CEO of Clara White Mission Ju’Coby Pitman, is out of the hospital and continues to recuperate at home.

From the office of Clara White Mission:
“As August arrives, we begin to awaken the beds that have been under cover this summer. We remove the tarp covers and start seeding. First up is a fall round of tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers. These plants are heat tolerant and frost sensitive, so we recommend starting them in August for a fall harvest. We recommend Bronze Torch grape tomatoes and Sun-gold cherry tomatoes for the fall.

We are still accepting volunteers on the farm on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8 a.m.12 p.m. Volunteers make a big difference and we are always thankful for your support.

Our monthly Moncrief Creek clean-up will be Saturday, Aug 28th at 9 a.m. In July, we partnered up with the St. Johns River Keeper to continue cleaning up trash. In August, we plan to focus on clearing branches, debris and establishing pathways to the creek. There’s still a lot to be done, come join us!

Our market, workshops and other programming will resume in October and we cannot wait to see you all on the farm. The Market will be closed July, August, and September. We will resume October 2, 2021 through June 25, 2022! Our weekly market is on hiatus over the summer. We will be donating what we grow to the Clara White Mission and our beekeeping partner, Mika from The Herban Bee will be selling some of our crops at the DIG Local Farmers Market on Penman Rd. along with her honey and soap products!

We are excited to begin selling our produce at our farmers market next year in our new space! The foundation for the Quonsett Hut is going down this month and should be erected very soon! We are thrilled to be able to invite more farmers to be part of the market and get more fresh, healthy produce out into our community!

Join the WHF Team! Want to grow food, learn about regenerative farming and serve the community? Join the White Harvest Farms team! Job duties include, but are not limited to: seed starting, bed prep, weeding, planting, harvesting, compost making, managing and engaging volunteers, operating on-farm market, outreach and social media and record keeping. Applicant must be willing to work outdoors 6-8 hours a day during the growing season, be committed to organic and regenerative practices and be able to engage volunteers and community members. Register Here!

Composting with Allen is back! Learn how to make thermophilic compost with our resident soil biologist, Allen Skinner, on Saturday, August 28th from 9 a.m. to about noon. This is a hands on workshop where we will make a thermophilic compost pile, like the one in the photo, that heats up to 160 degrees and gets turned three times! Come prepared with drinking water, bug spray, sunscreen and outdoor clothing. Register Here!

Moncrief Creek Clean Up - Join us on Saturday, August 28th for our monthly Creek Clean up hosted by the Farm's Community Council. We will continue to remove trash from the creek and improve flow by removing branches. This month we also want to make more trails and paths down to the creek. Please come prepared with rain boots and clothes that cover your skin! If you have waders, they also come in handy! There are bugs so bring the repellant. Registration required. See you there and please Register HERE!”

White Harvest Farms
5348 Moncrief Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

When will we see him again? Michael Bublé reschedules!

Michael Bublé is postponing 10 of his US tour dates that were scheduled between August 13 & 28, 2021. Michael’s concern over the rising number of Coronavirus infections that continue to sweep America led him to this decision.

“I do not want to put my fans at risk, nor my band and crew, by putting them in a situation that could possibly affect their health and therefore their friends and family. It is better for me to reschedule these shows to a time when all of us are confident that we can relax and enjoy the show”.

Here are the rescheduled tour dates:
Oct. 15 - Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 16 - Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Oct. 18 - Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 19 - Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Oct. 21 - Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Oct. 22 - Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Oct. 24 - Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 26 - Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Oct. 27 - Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct. 28 - Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for these shows & All other tour dates remain as scheduled.

MOSH to host LOL JAX Film Festival

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is hosting the LOL JAX Film Festival on August 13 & 15 in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. The two-day festival will feature select comedy shorts from local filmmakers, accompanied by local stand-up comedians.

This two-day event will showcase local filmmaking talent right here in Jacksonville. Select comedy short films will be featured alongside local stand-up comedians performing short sets. The entire showcase will be hosted by local comedian Jenn Weeks.

Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with featured stars, enjoy live music by Jeremy Ryan and watch as winners are crowned during the LOL Jax “Best Of” award ceremony on the MOSH rooftop featuring live music, concessions and a cash bar available for guests.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.  *This event is suggested for those 13+

Fri., Aug. 13, 2021 & Sun., Aug. 15th.
6:30 – 11 p.m. (both days)

COST: $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Tickets are available now at

SAFETY: The MOSH aims to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required inside the Museum for all patrons 2+. Single-use masks available for purchase for $1 at the front desk.

 The MOSH Rooftop & Planetarium 
The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle
 Jacksonville, FL 32207
 (904) 396-MOSH (6674)