Media Release

Spring Gardening Classes

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:00 AM

January 21, 2009

4:10 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to offer the following free Spring Gardening Programs.

All classes will be presented by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent at either the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Ave., in Gainesville), or the Newberry Branch Library (110 South Seaboard Drive, in Newberry). To pre-register, leave a message at 352-337-6209. For more information, call 352-955-2402.

  • Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening- Alachua County Extension Office, February 4th,
    6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Learn about an innovative way to grow vegetables. You will be amazed to learn how you can grow your own produce within limited space. Demonstration garden located on site. Will cover vegetable gardening basics and teach you how to use raised beds for increased efficiency.  
  • Vegetable Gardening Basics- Newberry Branch Library, February 10th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Learn the right vegetable varieties and times of planting for vegetable garden success. Also cover site planning, maintenance and harvesting.  
  • Perennials for Your Landscape & Butterfly Garden- Alachua County Extension Office, February 13th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. This class will teach you to select great perennials to attract butterflies and caterpillars.
  • Growing Fruit in North Central Florida- Alachua County Extension Office, February 18th, 6:30 p.m. ­­- 8 p.m. Learn to grow citrus, peaches, persimmons, blueberries and more in your own backyard. 
  • Groundcovers for Your Landscape- Alachua County Extension Office, February 26th, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Learn how to choose the right groundcover for a low maintenance landscape.


  • 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).