Media Release

Extension Office offers classes and tour on low maintenance and environmentally friendly landscaping

Monday, August 13, 2007 1:00 AM
3:45 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent at the UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Office, will be teaching a class entitled "Selecting Groundcovers for the Landscape" on Thursday, August 30, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville.
Participants will learn how to choose the right groundcover for a low maintenance landscape.  There is no cost for this class.
Those interested should call (352) 337-6209 to register.
Later on in the year, Wendy will also be offering Garden Tours of Local Florida Friendly Landscapes on Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Participants will learn about creating a Florida Friendly landscape and then take a tour of four Gainesville home gardens that demonstrate these environmentally friendly techniques.  Alachua County Master Gardeners will be at each tour site to describe plants and gardening practices.  The featured landscapes are in the Northwest, Southwest, and Westside of Gainesville and in the Duckpond neighborhood. There will be an interesting variety of low maintenance and native landscapes featured.
Class & tour will begin at the Alachua County Extension Office.  There is no cost for this tour, and interested citizens should call (352) 337-6209 to register.
Carpooling for tours is encouraged.



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

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