October Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs for October 2018. 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.

Florida-Friendly Gardening – October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Newberry Library Branch (110 S. Seaboard Dr, Newberry) by Greg McGann, Master Gardener

Conserving water resources, protecting pollinators, and minimizing our impacts on the environment in our landscapes are important components of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. This program is an introduction to the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program and its nine principles to create a more sustainable yard.

This program is free, but participants must register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). It is limited to 40 participants.

View the Florida-Friendly Gardening flyer.

Herb Gardening for All – October 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., by Kathleen Grey, Master Gardener

This class teaches how to grow, harvest, store, and use herbs as a salt substitute in food.

Participants must register online. The registration fee is $10.00 and includes course materials and supplies. It is limited to 50 participants, and there are no refunds for registration fees.

View the Herb Gardening for All 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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