February Environmental Horticulture Programs

​The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for February 2018. These programs are being offered by the Alachua County Master Gardeners.

Blueberries for All – February 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Newberry Library Branch (110 S. Seaboard Dr., Newberry) by Jeff Popowski, Master Gardener

Alachua County is one of the top blueberry producing counties in the state. This class covers planning, fertilizing and pruning. There is no cost to attend this class.

Pre-register for this class by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). This class is limited to 40 participants.

Introduction to Camellias – February 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (4700 S.W. 58th Dr., Gainesville) by Irma Velez,  Master Gardener

The class will cover the history of camellias, planting and care, insects and pests, and diseases of camellias. After a brief presentation in the classroom, participants explore the camellia/azalea garden on a guided tour.

The class is included in the admission into the park and the ticket allows participants to reserve their seat in the class. Participants must pay the $8 entrance fee into Kanapaha Botanical Gardens at the greeting desk (free for park members).

Pre-register for this class by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). The class is limited to 80 participants.

For more information about these programs, call 352-955-2402. Visit the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County website 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.

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