Media Release

April Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

Monday, March 24, 2014 9:45 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences Programs for April, 2014. These programs are being offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

Growing and Healthy Cooking with Herbs (with Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent) – April 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to grow culinary herbs in containers and in the garden. There will be demonstrations of techniques on using herbs to enhance foods. Taste samples will be provided. Directions for making flavored vinegars that are ideal for gift-giving will also be demonstrated.

Cost is $3.00, payable at the door.

Canning Workshop – April 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and repeated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (at the Extension Office). The workshop will repeat again on April 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., High Springs Public Library Branch (135 N.W. 1st Avenue, High Springs)

Basic information on canning foods using the steam pressure canner or boiling-water canner. Directions and tips will also be included on making jams, jellies and pickles.

There is no fee; printed materials will be available for $3.00 per set.

Pre-registration for these classes is recommended 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).