TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is inviting residents to the following educational classes in December:
- Building Backyard Habitats at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Clermont Garden Club, 849 West Ave., Clermont. The Lake County Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Clermont Garden Club, will present on the principles that can be used to attract butterflies, birds, bats and bees. Pre-registration is required online at http://bit.ly/2gdyATO for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, during normal business hours.
- Happy Holiday Meals at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg. Learn how to prepare healthy holiday recipes without sacrificing flavor. This program teaches participants to make the right food choices while still being able to enjoy their favorite holiday meals. Free registration is required online at http://leesburgholidaymeals.eventbrite.com.
- Saturday in the Gardens: Pruning & Planting Landscape Trees and Shrubs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Lake County Extension Center. Participants learn how to set their landscape up for success through recommended pruning and planting practices. Pre-registration for the class is required online at http://bit.ly/2f3YbT1 for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours.
For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu.
Those with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients.
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.