Media Release

December Environmental & Community Horticulture Program

Monday, November 23, 2015 4:00 PM

IFASALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Program for December, 2015. This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Build a Rain Barrel Workshop & Sale – December 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop is presented by Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers.

Following a short informative talk on Florida-Friendly principles to conserve water in your landscape, a workshop will be held about building rain barrels. Rain barrels are an inexpensive and effective way to collect rainwater for gardens. Participants will watch a Master Gardener build one or build their own to take home.

There is no charge to attend; however, if participants choose to build a rain barrel to take home or purchase one assembled, the cost is $60.00.

Quantity is limited. Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) at least 3 days prior to program.

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).