Media Release

February Environmental Horticulture Programs

Monday, January 28, 2013 1:30 PM
Extension Master Gardeners

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for February, 2013. These programs are being offered by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent, at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – February 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and repeated February 13, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn what crops to grow in spring gardens and about the efficient technique of growing vegetables in raised beds.

Growing Citrus – February 14, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to grow oranges, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit in the home landscape. This class will also cover variety selection & freeze protection.

Growing Tomatoes in North Central Florida – February 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn to have success growing garden vegetable. This class will cover growing tomatoes in the garden and containers. The basics of how to grow tomatoes in Florida’s challenging environment will be covered. Topics include tomato pest control options, including non-chemical choices of combating the scores of tomato insect and disease problems.

There is no cost for these classes, pre-register at least 3 days prior to class 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.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • 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).