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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host ‘Saturday in the Garden’ speaker series

RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2014

TAVARES — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County will host a “Saturday in the Garden” speaker series at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

During the hour and a half long class “Pruning Your Landscape,” participants will learn how and when to prune landscape trees, shrubs and palms.  The program will be presented by Brooke Moffis, Residential Horticulture Agent.

To register for the class, visit http://saturdayinthegardenfebruary2014.eventbrite.com or call 352-343-4101 ext. 2714.  There is a $5 fee for adults. Children under 16 may attend free of charge.

Participants also are invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the Agricultural Center, at no cost. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month and attendance to the class is not required to visit the gardens.

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.

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More Information:
352-343-4101 ext. 2714
http://saturdayinthegardenfebruary2014.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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