UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), or at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information about the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office's programs and to register, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office.

August 2016

Limited Commercial Landscape Workshop (LCLM)

August 9, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop (LCLM) trains commercial landscape maintenance personnel to make correct pesticide applications to ornamentals and plant beds only.

Registration fee is $30.00 per person for full day (includes lunch). Registration is available through Eventbrite with an additiona fee at: http://tinyurl.com/jphgovf. Please pre-register by August 3rd.

For additional information or optional phone registration please call (352)955-2402 or email Tatiana Sanchez at tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu. CEU's will be available.

See flyer for more information.

This program will be offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Climate Change - Garden Change

August 10, 2016; 6:00-7:00 p.m.

As our climate changes, our approaches to gardening must also change. This class examines what is happening and how we can adjust our garden practices to reduce our impact on the environment.

This program will be offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Community & Environmental Horticulture Agent.

Make Cheap & Easy Self-Watering Tomato Containers

August 11, 2016; 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This workshop teaches you how to build self-watering tomato containers with supplies that can easily be found locally. Additional information on how to use the containers and what grows in them will be presented. A self-watering container is also provided as well as a tomato transplant with everything you need to grow healthy and tasty tomatoes.

Registration fee is $20.00 for class and container; $5.00 for class only. You can pre-register through Eventbrite with additional fee at http://tinyurl.com/huepkqf. Class is limited to 20 participants.

This program will be offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Community & Environmental Horticulture Agent and Matt Richmond, Extension Intern.

Water Forums

UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the Kettering Foundation to convene Florida water issue forums as part of a national Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) program. The two events listed below are test forums, so attendees will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for improving the overall experience for future forum participants. Anyone who calls Gainesville or Alachua County home is invited to attend; you need not be an expert to participate. There is no fee to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend these classes, unless indicated, and space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).

This Drains to Your Creek: Protecting Our Urban Watersheds

August 19, 2016; 1:00-4:00 p.m.

This forum will allow participants to share their perspectives on the quality and value of our urban waters and discuss options for managing stormwater runoff and pollution.

This program will be offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Community & Environmental Horticulture Agent and Jennison Kipp Searcy, Sustainable Floridians State Coordinator.

Polishing Florida's Gems: Choices for Springs Restoration

August 20, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This forum will allow participants to share their perspectives on the quality and value of the springs of North Central Florida and discuss options for restoring and protecting them into the future.

This program will be offered by Dr. Denise DeBusk, Community & Environmental Horticulture Agent and Jennison Kipp Searcy, Sustainable Floridians State Coordinator.

Homestead Poultry Workshop

August 20, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 4H &  FFA Youth Exhibition and 1:00-3:00 p.m. for Homestead Poultry
UF/IFAS Extension Marion County
2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34470
 

The registration fee is $5.00. Lunch will be available for purchase. Please pre-register by Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 352-955-2402.

See flyer for more information.

This program will be offered by Dr. Cindy Sanders, Director/Livestock Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program (ServSafe®)

August 23, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumer’s food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. For further information and to register, please call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723 or visit http://tinyurl.com/nmdc3sc.

This program will be offered by Dr. Brenda Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Green Industries Best Management Practices

August 24, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Green Industries Best Management Practicies (GI-BMP) Certification Program for proper fertilization, pest control, irrigation, and cultural practices for landscape and pest control professionals. CEU's will be available.

The registration fee is $25.00 per person which covers materials and lunch.  Registration is available on-line with additional fee through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/zbm76a9. Please pre-register by August 17th.

This program will be offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.