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Florida-Friendly Landscape Tour

September 20, 2014; 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
Beginning at Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, G'ville
Parking is limited; carpooling/cycling/walking is encouraged
 

The Alachua County Master Gardeners will be offering a tour of Florida-Friendly™ Landscapes in the Historic Duckpond area. These yards exemplify water conservation and environmentally friendly landscaping practices. The event starts at the Thelma Boltin Center with a presentation on Florida-Friendly™ Pollinator Plants.

 

Participants will leave for tours of local landscapes (map will be provided). These landscape sites will have Alachua County Master Gardener volunteers as guides.

 

The tour is free. Pre-register at least 3 days prior to the tour by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).  This tour is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

4-H Round-Up Open House

September 20, 2014; 10:00 am - noon
UF Horse Teaching Unit, 1934 SW 63 Avenue, G'ville 

The Open House will give citizens who would like to volunteer, or learn about 4-H programs the opportunity to get information, including: activities, camps, projects, youth fair & livestock show, and more.
4-H is open to youth ages 5 to 18 and is free. Click to visit the 4-H website.
For more information, contact Alachua County 4-H Agent, Matt Benge, at 352-955-2402.

Limited Lawn & Ornamental License Training

September 23, 2014; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

This training is for government or private employees applying pesticides to lawn and landscapes.  This is for non-commercial certification; this certificate does not allow someone to run a pest control and/or landscaping business. 

Up to 6 CEU’s will be awarded.  Exams will be administered at the end of the training. 

Cost to attend this training is $25.00 (materials & lunch is included). Please pre-register at 352-337-6209 (voice mail) at least 3 days prior to class.  This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

September 23, 2014; 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, G'ville
 

Growing your own vegetables is rewarding and fun.  Learn what crops to grow in your fall garden and about the efficient technique of growing your vegetables in raised beds.  

There is no cost to attend this class, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).
 This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Private Applicator Pesticide School

September 24, 2014; 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, G'ville 

This workshop is designed to provide training for the private applicator agricultural pest control license.  The private applicator license is required for anyone that applies restricted use pesticides to their own farm, greenhouse or nursery.  Topics include: private applicator and regulations, equipment calibration and pesticide arithmetic, pesticide safety and principles of pest control. 

3 Core & 3 Private Applicator CEUs will be offered for applicators that already have their licenses.

Full day registration fee $15.00 (includes lunch), half day registration fee $5.00 (no lunch). 

Please register by calling 352-955-2402 no later than September 19.  This program is offered by Barton Wilder, Ag & Natural Resources Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program

September 25, 2014; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL

Food Safety Concepts: Personal Hygiene, Food Safety Hazards, Importance of Food Safety, HACCP Concepts and Food Codes, Proper Cleaning & Sanitizing Procedures, Safely Receiving, Cooling, Serving, & Storing Foods, Proper Thawing, Cooking, Hot Holding, and Reheating Foods.
For more information and registration, see brochure. For more information call toll-free (888) 232-8723. This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Edible Landscaping

September 27, 2014; 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Living Faith Fellowship Church, 5510 NW 39 Ave, G'ville

Growing your own vegetables is rewarding and fun.  Learn what crops to grow in your fall garden and about the efficient technique of growing your vegetables in raised beds.  
There is no cost to attend this class, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).
 This program is offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Becoming a Beekeeper - Beginners Short Courses

October 11, 2014; 10:00 am - noon
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39 Ave, Gainesville 

Topics include: Honey Extraction, Hive Inspections, and Bee Forages & Plants

Explore the world of honey bees and steps to becoming a beekeeper at the “Becoming a Beekeeper - Beginners Short Courses.” This course will allow the participants to receive a complete perspective of the process and expense involved with keeping honey bees as a hobby or alternative farm enterprise. It should allow the participant to decide if this is something they want to do. For others, it offers an excellent opportunity to learn about this useful, often misunderstood insect so important to our food supply.

Classes are free. This will be handson short courses where participants will be working with an active hive. Class is limited to first 50 registrants. Protective Bee Suit and Gloves and Veil Required. 

There is no cost to attend, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). See flyer for more details.  This program is offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program

November 19, 2014; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL

Food Safety Concepts: Personal Hygiene, Food Safety Hazards, Importance of Food Safety, HACCP Concepts and Food Codes, Proper Cleaning & Sanitizing Procedures, Safely Receiving, Cooling, Serving, & Storing Foods, Proper Thawing, Cooking, Hot Holding, and Reheating Foods.
For more information and registration, see brochure. For more information call toll-free (888) 232-8723. This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program

December 10, 2014; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL

Food Safety Concepts: Personal Hygiene, Food Safety Hazards, Importance of Food Safety, HACCP Concepts and Food Codes, Proper Cleaning & Sanitizing Procedures, Safely Receiving, Cooling, Serving, & Storing Foods, Proper Thawing, Cooking, Hot Holding, and Reheating Foods.
For more information and registration, see brochure. For more information call toll-free (888) 232-8723. This program is offered by Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

 

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.




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