Media Release

June Environmental & Community Horticulture Program

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:00 AM

tomatosALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Program for June, 2016. This program is being offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Environmental and Community Horticulture Agent.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – June 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Library Headquarters Branch (401 East University Avenue, Gainesville)

Participants will learn how to start a vegetable garden using the square foot gardening technique. Bed construction, soil preparation, the vegetable that can be grown, and pest control will be covered.

There is no cost to attend this class and space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

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).