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‘Growing and Using Herbs’ class to feature newly renovated Herb Garden

RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2014

TAVARES –  The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting “Growing and Using Herbs” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

The class is part of the "Saturday in the Gardens” speaker series and will be presented by residential horticulture agent Brooke Moffis, who will discuss care and propagation of herbs that can be grown locally, along with Lake County Master Gardener Susan Guch, who address the culinary uses of herbs.

For adults, the class costs $6 at the door or $5 with online pre-registration at https://growingandusingherbs.eventbrite.com. Children under the age of 16 may attend free of charge.

Participants are also invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the Agricultural Center, which is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Attendance to the program is not required to tour the gardens.

“The ‘Saturday in the Gardens’ program was developed to help residents establish and maintain a beautiful and environmentally friendly landscape,” Moffis said. “The Discovery Gardens serves as an idea place to demonstrate the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles taught in the classroom.”

The “Growing and Using Herbs” class will be taught at the Agricultural Center, and will offer a tour of the Discovery Gardens’ new wheelchair-accessible Herb Garden, which will be dedicated in conjunction with the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9. The event is open to the public.

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

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

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