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Lake County Extension to offer educational program on spring vegetable gardening

RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension is inviting residents to an educational program entitled “Spring Vegetable Gardening”, on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

The two-hour program will be presented by Charles Fedunak, Environmental Horticulture Agent with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)/Lake County Extension.  The program will prepare participants for starting a vegetable garden, as well as give tips on how to get the most from an existing vegetable garden.

Due to the limited space for the class, registration is required by Friday, Jan. 6. The fee for the class is $5 at the door or $6.27 ($5 for the class, plus $1.27 credit card processing fee) if you pre-pay online. If you are paying at the door, you are still required to register online for the class. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/event/2665262873 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 program 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 UF/IFAS, Lake County Extension office at (352) 343-4101.  The Foundation for The Gator Nation: An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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Lake County Extension
(352) 343-4101

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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