Media Release

October Environmental Horticulture Programs

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:00 AM


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for October, 2014. 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 Landscape™ October 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 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.

Butterfly Gardening and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – October 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Florida is home to over 170 species of butterflies. Learn which plants will attract them to environmentally friendly gardens.

Growing Fruit in Alachua County – October 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn to grow persimmons, peaches, pomegranates, figs, grapes and many more fruits in North Central Florida. This class will cover techniques for success.

Cool Season Vegetable Gardening October 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This class will go over which plants to grow in fall and winter and how to grow them. Learn how to grow cabbage, kale, broccoli and different greens.

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 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).