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Education program offers tips on preparing vegetable gardens for fall season

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension is inviting residents to an upcoming educational program entitled, “Getting the Garden Ready”, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The program, led by Charles Fedunak, Environmental Horticulture Agent with the University of Florida/Lake County Extension (UF/IFAS), will discuss preparing vegetable gardens for fall planting.

Both new and experienced vegetable gardens will learn tips and advice on how to select the best location in your yard, preparing the soil prior to planting and how to select what to plant.  Also covered in the program will be information on pest control management, fertilizing and watering for best production.

Due to limited space for the class, registration is required by Monday, Aug. 8. The fee for the class is $5 at the door, or $6.26 ($5 for the class, plus $1.26 credit card processing fee) if you pre-pay online.  To register or pay online, log on to http://veggardenready.eventbrite.com.

If you are paying at the door, you are still required to register online for the class. To register, log on to http://veggardenready.eventbrite.com and select which payment option you prefer. Fill in the required fields to complete your registration.

The Lake County Extension provides research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H youth programs.

The Extension’s mission is to make knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources accessible to people to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Lake County Extension provides a free master gardener plant clinic and free consultations as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.

For more information about this program, or for questions on gardening, contact the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at (352) 343-4101.  The Foundation for The Gator Nation - An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Master Gardener Plant Clinic
(352) 343-4101

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Kelly Lafollette
Information Outreach Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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