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.

May 2016

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™- Groundcovers & Turf Alternatives

May 5, 2016; 3:00-4:00 pm

If your grass is failing, you may not be putting the right plant in the right place. Learn about groundcover plants that will grow in the shade, full sun, and in tough places.

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

Food Safety & Quality Program (ServSafe®)

May 10, 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 further information and to register, please call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723 or visit http://tinyurl.com/nmdc3sc.

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

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™- Planting for Conserving Water

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

Learn about the best drought-tolerant plants that you can plant in your landscape to conserve water. Planting, establishment, and tips for saving water will also be covered.

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

Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 21, 2016; 8:00 am-12:00 pm

The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more available at exceptional prices.  Master Gardener Volunteeers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants.  This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

The Ag Fest will feature information on: beekeeping, composting 4-H program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Food & Nutrition Program, raised bed gardening and more.  A presentation will be held on Growing Herbs from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

See flyer for more information.

Admission & parking are free.  Come and learn more about locally grown food, producing and growing food.

Maintaining Your Citrus Tree

May 26, 2016; 6:00-7:00 pm

Learn to maintain delicious oranges, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit trees in your backyard. Also covers variety selection, fertilization, freeze protection, and pest control.

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