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UF/IFAS Extension Program Helps Homeowners Create Florida Friendly Landscaping

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:10 am

TAVARES – UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County is hosting the Homeowner Ed-ucation Landscape Program (H.E.L.P.), a three class pro-gram that’s part of the Flor-ida Friendly Landscaping Series. The nine-hour edu-cational program will be held from 9 a.m. – noon on Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, at the UF/IFAS Extension, Lake Coun-ty Office, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

Participants are required to attend all three classes, which will address frequently asked questions and prob-lems in the home landscape. The series is being offered to give participants classroom and hands-on training on how to calibrate a fertilizer spreader, install a micro-ir-rigation system, and select plant materials.

Participants will receive micro-irrigation supplies and a Plant Selection and Landscape Design Guide. The classes will be presented by UF/IFAS Extension & Res-idential Horticulture Agent, Brooke Moffis.

Pre-Registration is re-quired online at lakegarden-ingprograms.eventbrite.com for the $40 three class pro-gram; space is limited to 16. To register click on the “tick-ets” button and complete the registration form by Oct. 17, 2019 at 10 a.m.
The University of Flori-da’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicat-ed to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. Ad-ditional information can be found online at https://sfyl. ifas.ufl.edu/lake/.