Media Release

September Environmental Horticulture Programs

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for September, 2011. There is no cost to attend these programs and are offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture agent.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – September 15 and 22, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue)
This program teaches what crops to grow a fall garden and efficient techniques for growing vegetables in raised beds. Demonstration gardens are located on site.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Tour of Landscapes – September 24
Learn Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ techniques by touring Gainesville yards that have sustainable, and water conserving landscapes. The tours leave from the Millhopper branch library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville). Wendy Wilber will make a short presentation on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Call 352-955-2402 to RSVP for either the 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. start times. Carpooling is encouraged.

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).