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UF/IFAS to host gardening class from a painter’s perspective

RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2015

TAVARES –  The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting “Art in the Garden” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. 

The class, which is part of the “Saturday in the Garden” speaker series, will be presented by UF/IFAS Extension Agent Brooke Moffis and will teach gardening with a painter’s eye.

“This class will cover landscape design principles and how to use color in the garden,” said Moffis. “Area artists wishing to participate in the event may set up their easels and spend the day painting en plein air in the beautiful Discovery Gardens.”

Online registration for the class is available at https://eventbrite.com/event/16725413161/.
The fee is $5 online for adults and $6 at the door.

The public is also invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the
Agricultural Center, which will be open for the event from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 9.       

Artist participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch and contact Brooke Moffis at burnb48@ufl.edu for more information. For general questions about gardening, call 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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