Media Release

September Environmental Horticultural Programs

Monday, August 27, 2012 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for September, 2012. These programs are being offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – September 12, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This workshop will show what crops will grow in a fall garden and about the efficient technique of growing vegetables in raised beds.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Tour – September 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning at the UF Straughn Development Center (2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville).

The Alachua County Master Gardeners will be offering a tour of Florida-Friendly Landscapes™ in the Gainesville area. These yards exemplify water conservation and environmentally friendly landscaping practices. The event starts at the UF Straughn Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, beginning with a gardening talk and onsite tour.

Participants will leave for tours of four local landscapes and maps will be provided. These landscape sites will have Alachua County Master Gardener volunteers as guides.

Tough Plants for Tough Places – September 19, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Florida-Friendly™ plants thrive under difficult conditions. Learn how to incorporate these selections into your low maintenance landscape.

Growing Citrus – September 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This workshop will cover selection, fertilizing, trouble shooting and cold protection for backyard citrus plants.

There is no charge for any of these programs. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended by calling 352-337-6209.

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar 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.  IFAS is a cooperative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida, the Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners. 

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).