Media Release

October Environmental Horticulture Programs

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:30 PM
Extension Master Gardeners

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

Converting to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ to Save Water – October 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn to make changes in landscapes that will save water and protect ground water. Plant selection, micro-irrigation and rain barrels will be covered.

Native Plants and Your Florida-Friendly Yard – October 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to put the right plant in the right place with native shrubs and trees. This class will cover selecting and using native plants in landscapes.

Ground Covers & Turf Alternatives – October 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn about ground cover plants that will grow in the shade, full sun and in tough places.

Palms and Your Florida-Friendly Yard – October 24, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Palms add a tropical touch to Florida landscapes. Learn how to incorporate these Florida-Friendly plants into landscapes and how to maintain landscapes in harmony with the environment.

There is no cost to attend these classes, space is limited. Pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

For more information about these programs, call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County.

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).