Media Release

Third Annual Alachua Home Grown Open House

Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:15 PM
Annual Alachua Home Grown Open House

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the Third Annual Alachua Home Grown Open House on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Value Added Impacts of Agriculture in Alachua County are valued at $255.4 million. Agricultural products in Alachua County range from beef cattle, vegetables, fruits, nurseries, goats, chickens, and more.

Classes will be available at the open house to teach about locally grown food, as well as producing and growing food. Classes include: Canning, Attracting Pollinators, and Vegetable Gardening: Integrated Pest Management.

Click to view the event flyer.

For more information about this 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).