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Lake County to dedicate new wheelchair-accessible herb garden

RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2014

TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County and the Master Gardeners, is welcoming the public to the dedication ceremony of a new wheelchair-accessible herb garden at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.
 
In January 2014, the old herb garden was demolished and revamped with new irrigation systems, beds and herbs. The newly revitalized herb garden will serve to educate residents on how to grow herbs for culinary purposes as well as to function as a raised bed demonstration for wheelchair gardening.
 
“The herb garden has been a part of Discovery Gardens for about 20 years, but it was in disrepair and needed attention,” said Brooke Moffis, Residential Horticulture Agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County. “With the teamwork of county employees, Master Gardeners and private donors, the old garden has been replaced with the new wheelchair-accessible herb garden for county residents to enjoy.”
 
For more information about the herb garden, contact Brooke Moffis at burnb48@ufl.edu.
 
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:
Brooke Moffis
burnb48@ufl.edu

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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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