Media Release

Free Horticulture Programs

Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:35 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs, for April 2011.  Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent, offers these programs.

·         Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ “Pruning” – April 21, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue)

Learn correct techniques and timing for hand pruning shrubs and perennials in your landscape.


·         Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – April 28, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue)

Demonstration gardens are located on site.  This course will cover vegetable gardening basics and teach you how to use raised beds for increased efficiency.


There is no cost to attend these classes.  Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209.  For more information about any of these programs, call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402.


All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).