Alachua County Gardening Programs

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Environmental & Community Horticulture Programs. These programs are being offered at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) unless otherwise indicated.

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Creative and Healthy Herbs for the Holidays – December 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (see flyer)
No matter what your culture or traditions, food is a major part of any holiday tradition and herbs are a natural part of winter holiday cooking. Enjoy sampling various dishes prepared with herbs to reduce sodium. Individuals will make different items from herbs to decorate their home while tasting delicious holiday dishes. Workshop will be hands on activities and lecture combined. Participants will receive a booklet full of holiday ideas using herbs in the home, decorating and in the kitchen.

The registration fee is $20.00; there are no refunds. Please pre-register by November 30 through Eventbrite.

Holiday Workshop – December 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (see flyer)
Come and make a variety of items that you can use in gift baskets for holiday gifts. You will receive a booklet full of holiday gift ideas, instructions and the cost to make each item versus buying it. Hands on activities and lecture combined. You will create a variety of gift items from personal to food items to take home.

The registration fee is $20.00; there will be no refunds. Please pre-register by November 30 through Eventbrite.

The Effects of Climate Change on Your Garden – December 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Newberry Library Branch (110 S Seaboard Dr, Newberry, FL 32669) conducted by Susan Nugent, Master Gardener (see flyer)

As climatic conditions shift, our landscapes need to adapt. Join this discussion to learn about how our gardens need to shift and change for our changing climate.

No registration fee. Please pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). Limited to 40 participants.

Edible Decorations and Arrangements – December 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (see attached flyer)

In the midst of the holiday season, using vegetables and fruits from our gardens are an excellent way to create decorations or arrangements. Join our Master Gardeners to learn tips and secrets to creating your own edible masterpiece.

The registration fee is $10.00 and will cover course material and supplies. Pre-register through Eventbrite. Limited to 45 participants. No refunds.


For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit the UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. And be sure to visit their Facebook page.

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