GULF BREEZE — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension presents monthly topics of interest to residents.

Meetings take place 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. This month's topic is "Fall Vegetable Gardening" on Oct. 21.

“Fall can be one of the most enjoyable times to vegetable garden,” a media release states. “The extreme heat of summer is gone and many of our traditional spring crops can still be grown along with our cooler season crops.”

Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County residential horticulture agent, will present topics that include benefits and obstacles of fall vegetable gardening; appropriate crops and varieties; and other general gardening information. This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.