Media Release

It’s Not Too Hot to Garden Workshop

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:45 PM
Its Not Too Hot to Garden

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL-The Downtown Farmers Garden is hosting an “It’s Not Too Hot to Garden” Summer Gardening Workshop on Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Farmers Garden at the County Administration Building (on the corner of East University Ave. and S. Main Street, Gainesville). The workshop is a collaboration of Florida Organic Growers, Grow Gainesville, the Alachua County Extension Office, and the Alachua County Office of Sustainability. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, but attendees should bring seating.

Alachua County Extension Environmental Horticulture Agent, Wendy Wilber is presenting onsite tutorials on a variety of summer garden solutions including cover crops, solarization, alternative summer edibles, and shade cloth.

According to Alachua County Sustainability Manager, Sean McLendon, “There are several challenges that gardeners can face in the summer because of disease, pests, and temperature.” He continued, “This workshop will help attendees learn more about summer gardening techniques and will have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding their own plants.”

The Alachua County Downtown Farmers’ Garden was made possible through a grant from the Downtown Rotary Club. Established in July 2010, it serves as a living classroom for rainwater collection, composting, and organic gardening techniques. Fruit and vegetables grow at the garden are regularly given to local charities.

Learn more about the garden and see other upcoming events.

For more information, contact Sean McLendon at 352-548-3765 or, or Travis Mitchell, Florida Organic Growers at 352-377-6345 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).