Media Release

October Environmental Horticulture Programs

Friday, September 28, 2012 11:00 AM

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

Groundcovers & Turf Alternatives – October 3, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This class focuses on selecting the appropriate ground cover for your shady or sunny landscape.

Herbs – October 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn which herbs do best in North Central Florida and how to grow them.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™-Getting Started – October 17, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This class teaches how to have a low maintenance landscape. Learn how to use less water, fertilizer and do less work to have a beautiful yard.

Trees & Palms – October 24, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trees and palms are what make Alachua County a beautiful place to live. Learn which tress will grow best in your Florida-Friendly Landscape™.

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).