Media Release

February Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs for February, 2016. These programs are being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental & Community Horticulture Agent, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

Grow Potatoes with Success – February 18, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Potatoes are easy to grow in the garden. Soil preparation and variety selection will be covered in the class. Also covered are cultural techniques and how to harvest and cure potatoes.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Getting Ready for Spring – February 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Springtime in north Florida is a great time to garden and attend to “spring cleaning” in landscapes. This class will focus on pruning, mulching, irrigation, and other spring cleaning chores.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening – February 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn what crops to grow in spring gardens and about the efficient technique of growing vegetables in raised beds.

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).