Media Release

March Environmental Horticulture Programs

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs, for March 2010. These programs are offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent.

  • Turf Boot Camp - March 17, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).
  • Attendees will learn about pest management and lawn disease problems as well as different grass types and lawn care techniques. Also covered is correct watering and fertilizing.
    There is no cost to attend this class. Pre-register by March 15 by calling 352-337-6209.
  • Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening - March 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newberry Branch Library (110 S. Seabrook Drive).
  • Attendees will learn an innovative way to grow vegetables in a limited space. Also covered is vegetable gardening basics and how to use raised beds for increased efficiency.
    There is no cost to attend this class. Pre-register by March 19 by calling 352-337-6209.

For more information about any of these programs, call 352-955-2402. For other gardening classes visit

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).