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UF/IFAS Extension offers the Homeowner Education Landscape Program

RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2015

TAVARES - The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the Homeowner Education Landscape Program (HELP), a 3-class program as part of the Florida Friendly Landscaping Series. The nine-hour educational program will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on April 29, May 6 and May 13 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

The classes will be presented by UF/IFAS Extension Agents Brooke Moffis and Jim Davis, and Master Gardener Steve Guch.

Registration is $30 and is available online at https://eventbrite.com/event/16524249475/. 

Participants are required to attend all three classes, which will address frequently asked questions and problems in the home landscape. The series is being offered to give participants both classroom and hands-on training on how to calibrate a fertilizer spreader, install a micro-irrigation system, and select plant materials. Participants will receive micro-irrigation supplies and a Plant Selection and Landscape Design Guide.

For more information about this program or for questions regarding gardening, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101.  

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 service 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:
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County
352-343-4101
https://eventbrite.com/event/16524249475/

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

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