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UF/IFAS Lake County Extension to begin new ‘Saturday in the Garden’ series

RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2013

TAVARES — “Saturday in the Garden” is a new speaker series offered by UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County on the first Saturday of each month. The speaker series will feature an hour-long class on “Florida-Friendly Landscaping,” and will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

“Participants will learn how to have a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape while protecting Lake County’s beautiful environment,” said Brooke Moffis, residential horticulture agent, who will present the program. 

Participants also are invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the Ag Center. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month and attendance to the class is not required to visit the gardens. 

To register for the class, visit http://june2013saturdayinthegarden.eventbrite.com. The fee for the class is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 16. Entrance to Discovery Gardens is free. For more information on the class, contact Moffis at burnb48@ufl.edu or 352-343-4101. 

The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Services (UF/IFAS) 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 UF/IFAS Lake County 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 Extension provides free consultations as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Brooke Moffis
352-343-4101
burnb48@ufl.edu
http://june2013saturdayinthegarden.eventbrite.com

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