Media Release

May Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs for May 2016. These programs are being offered by Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ - Groundcovers and Turf Alternatives - May 5, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This program teaches about groundcover plants that will grow in the shade, full sun, and in tough places.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ - Planting for Conserving Water - May 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This program teaches the best drought-tolerant plants that can be planted in landscapes to conserve water. Planting, establishment, and tips for saving water will also be covered.

Maintaining your Citrus Tree - May 26, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This program teaches how to maintain oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit trees in backyards. Also covers variety selection, fertilization, freeze protection, and pest control.

There is no cost to attend these classes, but space is limited. Pre-register at least three days before class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

For more information about this program call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office Calendar for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • 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).