February Environmental and Community Horticulture Programs

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

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Crash Course Series: Fertilizers & Pests in the Landscape – February 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this education series, participants learn in-depth topics related to the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program’s nine principles. 

This series highlights different topics each quarter, starting in February 2020, with information on fertilizing and managing landscape pests in Alachua County. 

There is no registration fee, but participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by January 31.

Butterfly Gardening – February 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Florida is home to over 170 species of butterflies. This program teaches which plants will attract the butterflies to an environmentally friendly garden.  

The registration fee is $10.00 (includes course material and supplies). Participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by February 7. There are no refunds for the registration fee.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – February 18, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Cone Park Library (2801 E. University Avenue, Gainesville), conducted by a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Participants learn about an innovative way to grow vegetables. The program will teach vegetable gardening basics in a limited space. There is a demonstration garden located on site. 

There is no registration fee, but participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402) by February 14.

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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