Media Release

September Environmental Horticulture Program

Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:00 AM

​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental Horticulture Program for September, 2015. This program is being offered by Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Thelma Boltin Center (516 N.E. 2 Avenue, Gainesville).

Florida-Friendly Landscape™ Tour – September 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Alachua County Master Gardeners will be offering a tour of Florida-Friendly Landscapes in the Historic Duckpond area of Gainesville. These yards exemplify water conservation and environmentally friendly landscaping practices. The event starts at the Thelma Boltin Center, beginning with a Florida Friendly talk and exhibits. Parking is limited; carpooling/cycling/walking is encouraged.

Participants will tour the selected landscapes at their own pace (map will be provided). These landscape sites will have Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers as guides.
The tour is free. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

View/download the tour flyer (PDF).

For more information about this program, 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).