Media Release

March Environmental Horticulture Programs

Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00 AM
Extension Master Gardeners

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

Culinary Herbs and Spices – March 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This class will cover growing the traditional herbs such as parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.  In addition, the class will venture into a few more exotic types like lemon grass and kaffir lime.

Growing Blueberries in Your Landscape – March 13, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Alachua County is one of the top blueberry producing counties in the state. Rabbit eye blueberries can be grown easily in the home landscape. This class covers planting, fertilizing and pruning.

Turf Boot Camp: Grow a Florida-Friendly™ Lawn – March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This class covers mowing, watering, fertilizing and pest management of lawns.

Groundcovers & Turf Alternatives – March 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This class covers groundcover plants that will grow in the shade, full sun and in tough places.

There is no cost to attend these classes, pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

For more information about this event 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).