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Lake & Sumter Extension offices announce February ‘Growing Lake Sumter’ cable show schedule

RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2011

TAVARES — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Lake and Sumter County Extension Offices announced their February schedule for the bi-monthly cable television show entitled “Growing Lake Sumter”. The show, hosted by Juanita Popenoe and Julie England with the Lake County Extension office, will air on Lake-Sumter Community College-TV, channel 13 (Comcast), channel 199 (Bright House) and channel 4 (Florida Cable).

The first show features Charles Fedunak, an Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension office, who will discuss how to get the most from your vegetable garden, including vertical growing space. The Sumter County Extension office will be on hand to guide viewers on finding ways to go green at the grocery store, with Martha Maddox, a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, and also tips on Florida Friendly Landscaping™ fertilizer practices with Lloyd Singleton, a Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent.

The show times for the first show are as follows:
•    Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 a.m. and 12, 6 & 11 p.m.
•    Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30, 6:30, & 11:30 p.m.
•    Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m.
•    Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The second show features Megan Brew, livestock agent with the Lake County Extension, who will be talking about animal projects and their importance for youth development. Charles Fedunak will also join the program to discuss turfgrass, along with Lloyd Singleton who will give ideas on using and choosing mulch in a Florida Friendly Landscape ™. 

The show times for the second show are as follows:
•    Monday, Feb. 21 at 7 a.m. and 12, 6 & 11 p.m.
•    Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30, 6:30, & 11:30 p.m.
•    Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m.
•    Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Previously aired shows can be viewed by logging on to the agency’s YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/IFASCDistrict#p/u.

For more information about the Lake County Extension, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, call (352) 343-4101 or log on to http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/.


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Kelly Lafollette
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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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