Media Release

November Gardening Classes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to offer the following free gardening classes in November, 2009. All classes are presented by Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent at the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville).

  • Groundcovers for Your Landscape - November 5, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Learn how to choose the right groundcover for a low maintenance landscape in the shade, sun and difficult areas. Groundcover plants, when properly taken care of, provide dense soil cover, suppress weed growth and prevent soil erosion.
  • Shitake Mushrooms - November 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Learn the basics of shitake mushroom growing for your home garden. Shitake mushrooms are grown on oak logs. You will learn how to prepare and inoculate the logs for shitake mushroom production.
  • Container Gardening - November 18, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    The simple concept of growing plants in pots or urns in addition to other objects offers you a variety of enjoyable and creative ways to maintain and experiment with your garden. Create containers for flowers, herbs, vegetables and more.

For a complete list of fall classes, click here.

To pre-register, leave a message at 352-337-6209.

For more information, call the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact Wendy Wilber at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.


  • 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).