Media Release

March Environmental Horticulture Programs

Friday, March 2, 2012 3:50 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Extension office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs, for March 2012.  Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent, is offering these programs.  All of these programs are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Creating an Edible Landscape – March 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This class describes incorporating fruits and vegetables that grow well in an Alachua County landscape.

Make your Landscape Florida-Friendly™ – March 15, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This class describes plant selection, appropriate maintenance, and creating a drought tolerant and more sustainable landscape.

Ground Covers & Turf Alternatives: Getting Started – March 29, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This class teaches selection, installation and ground cover establishment.

There is no cost for these classes.  Seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

For more information about these programs, call 352-955-2402. Visit for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodate should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).