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, 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.

February 2016

Food Safety and Quality Program (ServSafe®)

February 2, 2016; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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 registration information and more details, see brochure.

For further information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/nmdc3sc, or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

For additional information please refer to brochure.

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

Home Buyers Education Course (3-part series)

February 8, 15 & 22, 2016; 6:00 - 8:00 pm

This 3-part series offers resources that can help with buying, maintaining and keeping a home. Upon completion of this program, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The classes are on three consecutive Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and will cover the following:

Session 1 – Monday, February 8
Information on getting your budget and credit worthiness in line, determining how much house can be afforded and understanding the responsibilities and costs of being a responsible homeowner.

Session 2 – Monday, February 15
Understanding the sales contract, home inspections, and mortgage process, selecting homeowners’ insurance, warranties and the closing process.

Session 3 – Monday, February 22
Question and answer time and an opportunity to get valuable tips from those involved in the process of buying a home.

The cost for the entire series is $10.00 per individual and/or couple. Please pre-register by February 1, by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail), subject to cancellation if less than 6 people registered.

For additional information please refer to flyer.

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

Grow Potatoes with Success

February 18, 2016; 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Potatoes are easy to grow in the garden. Soil preparation and variety selection will be covered in the class. You also will learn cultural techniques and how to harvest and cure your ‘taters.

There is no cost to attend this class, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail).  For more information please call 352-955-2402.

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

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Getting Ready for Spring

February 23, 2016; 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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

There is no cost to attend this class, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). For more information please call 352-955-2402.

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

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

February 25, 2016; 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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

There is no cost to attend this class, space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). For more information please call 352-955-2402.

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