Media Release

November Environmental Horticulture Programs

Monday, October 24, 2016 2:00 PM

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

Preparing Your Garden for Winter – November 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

From ornamentals to vegetables, this workshop teaches what can be done in the fall to prepare for the winter. Topics will include what to plant, prune, irrigate, and fertilize, as well as how to properly protect sensitive plants and edibles from the cold. The workshop is presented by a Master Gardener.

There is no cost for the workshop. Register by calling 352-337-6209.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Tours – November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Alachua County Master Gardeners will be offering a tour of Florida-Friendly Landscapes in the Rosemont and Apple Tree area. These yards exemplify water conservation and environmental friendly landscaping practices. Tour begins at the Rosemont Clubhouse (6200 N.W. 35 Terrace, Gainesville) where participants will receive a tour map. Parking is limited. Carpooling/walking/cycling is recommended.

View the Florida Friendly Landscapes tour flyer (PDF).

There is no cost for the tour. Register by calling 352-337-6209.

Wildflowers and Seed Balls – November 7, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop provides information on what wildflowers are, how to create a wildflower meadow, and how to save seeds. Participants will have the opportunity to shuck out seeds, take home various wildflower seeds, and make seed balls to disperse in disturbed areas.

Registration is $5.00 for the class. Participants can register online (with an additional fee), or call 352-337-6209.

Pruning Your Trees & Shrubs – November 9, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This workshop covers the timing of pruning, pruning styles, and equipment for the perfect prune job, as well as hands-on activities in the demonstration garden.

Registration is $5.00 for the class. Participants can register online (with an additional fee), or call 352-337-6209.

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).