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Lake County Master Gardeners to host fall plant sale at Discovery Gardens

RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2013

TAVARES — Master Gardeners with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County, will host a fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lake County’s Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

Admission is free, and items for sale will include herbs and Florida-friendly, native, annual, perennial and tropical plants. Prices range from $1 to $12, and all proceeds will help support Lake County’s Discovery Gardens and the Master Gardener volunteer education program.

The Lake County Master Gardener program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Lake County. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.

Discovery Gardens is a virtual outdoor learning center for young students and aspiring gardeners; providing hands-on learning experiences. Started in 1995, the Gardens are a joint effort of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, University of Florida County Extension Services and the Master Gardeners of Lake County.

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County 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 mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible 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.

For more information at the plant sale, call 352-343-4101. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Lake County Extension Office
352-343-4101

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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