ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Programs for Novembe r, 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).
Microgreens – A New Specialty Crop – November 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (with Robert Hochmuth, Multi County Extension Agent – Vegetables Small Farms Statewide Coordinator & Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent)
Frequently called "vegetable confetti," microgreens are young, tender greens that are used to enhance the color, texture, or flavor of salads, or to garnish a wide variety of main dishes. Harvested at the first true leaf stage and sold with the stem, cotyledons (seed leaves), and first true leaves attached, they are among a variety of novel salad greens available on the market that are typically distinguished by their size and age. Participants will learn about producing microgreens for home use, commercial and local markets.
Trees & Shrubs in Your Florida-Friendly Landscape™ – November 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Trees and shrubs provide structure to the Florida-Friendly Landscape™. Learn how to plant, prune and maintain trees and shrubs for a beautiful yard.
Growing Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms – November 15, from 10 a.m. to noon (with Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent)
This workshop teaches how to grow both Shiitake mushrooms, which are grown on hardwood logs, and oyster mushrooms grown in straw.
Pre-register at least 3 days prior to classes by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).
There is no cost to attend these classes.
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.