The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs for September 2017. These programs are being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville).
Landscaping for Newcomers – September 18, from 10 a.m. to noon
This class is geared to the new homeowner or newcomer to Alachua County. It focuses on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles, as well as Alachua County ordinances and soil and weather conditions specific to Alachua County and Florida. Participants will receive a newcomer’s packet filled with information and water-saving devices.
The class registration fee is $5.00. Participants can register online, or call 352-955-2402. It is limited to 40 participants. There are no refunds for registration costs.
Self-Watering Container Gardening – September 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This workshop teaches how to build self-watering containers with supplies that can easily be found locally. Additional information on how to use the containers and what grows in them will be presented. A self-watering container is provided as well as a cool-season transplant with everything needed to grow healthy produce.
The cost is $20.00 for class and container. Participants can register online, or call 352-955-2402. It is limited to 25 participants. There are no refunds for registration costs.
For more information about these programs 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.