Media Release

November Environmental Horticulture Programs

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:30 PM
Extension Master Gardeners

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for November, 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).

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – November 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Growing Peaches and Nectarines – November 7, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Peaches and nectarines can grow in North Central Florida with good variety selection and proper pruning. Learn the techniques for success in this class.

Converting to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ to Save Water – November 20, 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.

Perennials and Your Florida-Friendly Yard – November 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Perennial plants can add low maintenance, color, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Learn how to create a perennial garden that is beautiful and Florida-Friendly.

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

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).