March Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs

tomatoesThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs for March 2019. These programs are being offered by the Alachua County Master Gardeners, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

Rainwater: Save Every Drop – March 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newberry Branch Library (110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry). Conducted by Ann Hudson, Cindy Westbrook & Denise Weaver, Master Gardeners

Slowing the flow of rainwater from landscapes saves on irrigation and decreases polluted creeks and flooding. Participants can join the Alachua County Master Gardeners to learn the ways utilizing rainwater on a yard can be accomplished. The workshop teaches ideas from the simple to the complex such as rain barrels, dry creek beds, and rain gardens.

There is no registration fee, but participants must register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). The program is limited to 40 participants.

View the Rainwater: Save Every Drop flyer.

Growing Tomatoes in Alachua County – March 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Brenda Campbell, Master Gardener

Tomatoes can be grown successfully by many methods of culture including in baskets, in solution, on stakes, on the ground, mulched, unmulched, or in a greenhouse. This class includes basics of how to grow tomatoes in Florida’s challenging environment including selection, managing pests, diseases, and disorders.

Participants must register online. The registration fee is $10 and includes course material and supplies. The registration deadline is March 8. This program is limited to 45 participants. There are no refunds for registration fees.

View the Growing Tomatoes in Alachua County flyer.

For more information about these programs, call 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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