Media Release

Alachua County 4-H School Garden Program Offers Training for Volunteers

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:00 AM
5:09 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - The 4-H School Garden Volunteer program will provide training classes on February 6, 7, and 8th at the Cooperative Extension Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This training program will provide adults with basic gardening knowledge and skills, youth development concepts, tips for working with youth out of doors, knowledge of available grants, and knowledge of various gardening curriculums that are available.  Vegetable, flower, butterfly and wildlife gardening topics will also be covered.
"Rarely are there enough volunteers to go around.  Many adults would like to help, but feel they don't have an adequate background in gardening knowledge," said Lorraine Williams, Alachua County 4-H School Garden Program Coordinator. The training is free, however, participants will be expected to volunteer 1-2 hours per week between March and May in 2007 in an Alachua County 4-H school garden upon completion of the program. Participants will also be required to complete the Alachua County 4-H volunteer screening process. Safety is a top priority.
4-H is for youth ages 5-18.  Membership is open to all youth regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, handicap or geographic location within Alachua County.
For questions or to register, call or email Lorraine Williams at 352-955-2402 or by January 24th.
For persons requiring special accommodations to 4-H activities contact Bill Heltemes at (352)955-2402 or TDD/TYY (352)955-2406.  Please call at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.  Upon request, for persons with print-related disabilities, this information is available in alternate formats.


  • 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).