Media Release

March Environmental Horticulture Programs

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:30 PM

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

What’s Wrong with My Plant? – March 5 & 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Gainesville Home and Garden Show, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center (250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville). Registration is not required.

Florida has no shortage of bugs or diseases that can affect plants, as well as a slew of other environmental problems. Learn how to identify plant problems and what to do about them. Also learn what it takes to keep plants healthy so they can naturally resist pests.

Fruit Trees for Your Landscape – March 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn to grow persimmons, peaches, pomegranates, figs, grapes, and many more interesting fruit in North Central Florida. Learn the techniques for success in this class.

Turf Boot Camp – Grow a Florida-Friendly Lawn – March 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This class covers grass selection, mowing, watering, fertilizing, and pest management.

Grow Great Tomatoes – March 31, from 6 to 7 p.m.

This class will cover growing tomatoes in the garden and containers. Basics of how to grow tomatoes in Florida’s challenging environment, including managing pests, diseases, and disorders will be covered.

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).