January Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs

kaleThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs for January 2020. These programs are being offered by Dr. Taylor Clem, Environmental and Community Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

Rain Gardens and Rainscaping – January 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Slowing the flow of rainwater from landscapes saves on irrigation and decreases polluted creeks and flooding. Alachua County Master Gardener volunteers will teach ways utilizing rainwater on yards can be accomplished. They will discuss ideas from the simple to the complex, such as rain barrels, dry creek beds, and rain gardens.

The registration fee is $10.00. Participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402). The workshop is limited to 40 participants, and there are no refunds for the registration fees.

Composting & Seed Starting – January 21, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Cone Park Library (2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville). Conducted by a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Participants learn to start seeds indoors as an alternative to using transplants and composting tips. This presentation will discuss how seeds grow, the timing of planting seeds, supplies needed for starting seeds, how to make a grow light, and tips for composting.

There is no registration fee, but participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402). The workshop is limited to 40 participants.

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