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UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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Basic Home Maintenance for NEW  Florida Homeowners

Basic Home Maintenance for NEW Florida Homeowners

Oct 25, 9:00am

https://ufl.zoom.us/j/98769277208 Map

Monday, October 25 at 9:00 am - “Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners” – Join UF/IFAS Extension faculty virtually to learn how to save money and be healthy in your home. This two-hour webinar will cover pest management for your home, energy efficiency, saving water indoors and preventing mold.
Presenters: Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Director Sumter and Hernando Counties, Dr. Faith Oi, Associate Professor UF Department of Entomology and Nematology and Pest Management University Director and LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent III – This is a recurring presentation, it will not be recorded. Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/98769277208
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33 interested  ·  7 going
Non-chemical (But Effective!) Weed Control For The Home Garden

Non-chemical (But Effective!) Weed Control For The Home Garden

Oct 26, 10:00am - Oct 26, 11:00am

Nobody likes weeds in their edible or ornamental gardens, but don’t think the solution is to use chemical herbicides around your food or flowers. Dr. Chris Marble, with the University of Florida Research Center in Apopka will explain ways to solve your weed problems safely and effectively! This is a free class on Zoom, but advanced registration is required. The session will be recorded for those who are unable to join us live. Register for free today at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcuyprj8uGNWFan8RzxnlI9P1PZiRemeT... See MoreSee Less

1168 interested  ·  154 going
Just Rain Barrels Outdoor Rain Barrel Workshop

Just Rain Barrels Outdoor Rain Barrel Workshop

Oct 27, 9:00am

Chinsegut Conservation Center23212 Lake Lindsey RdBrooksville, FL34601 Map

This in-person outdoor workshop is offering Rain Barrels only (no compost bins.)

To register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us and leave your name, address and phone number, and the date of the workshop you'd like to attend.

It will be held at Chinsegut Conservation Center's outdoor pole barn. 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.

Rain Barrels are $50 (checks only) and you must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. If you are a customer of Hernando County Utilities for your water, you will receive a one time credit of $25 on your water bill for attending a workshop and installing a rain barrel at your home.

To register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us and leave your name, address and phone number.

Payment via check must be sent or dropped off at Hernando County Utilities by October 26th. Write checks out to HCUD.

Write Rain Barrel Workshop October 27th on the memo line of the check and the envelope. Mail to 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613. You can drop the check off in the lobby. Do not put the check in the outside bill drop off box. Lobby hours are M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm. The doors open at 8:30am on Fridays.

Class size is limited.
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56 interested  ·  3 going
The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Oct 28, 10:00am - Oct 28, 11:00am

Tune in for our weekly plant clinic! Ask questions live online and get research-based answers and advice- broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube Live! Join Dr. William Lester with the University of Florida Extension Service in Hernando County and his co-host Lilly Browning with Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Feel free to send pictures of problem plants or insects to wlester@ufl.edu and ask us your questions! You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt/posts/246106690886937 or on YouTube Live at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZtAmGtHNrE
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
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1 interested  ·  1 going
Master Gardener Secrets Revealed!

Master Gardener Secrets Revealed!

Nov 3, 10:00am - Nov 3, 11:00am

On Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/98337280997?pwd=Nks0U05IMEovNVZHMWxIMUpPcW1yZz09

Lilly has done exclusive research and has dug up the secrets Master Gardeners try to keep planted! Now you can know what the Master Gardeners know!

Non-certificate class for homeowners.

826 interested  ·  60 going
Growing Berry Good Blackberries At Home

Growing Berry Good Blackberries At Home

Nov 8, 1:00pm - Nov 8, 2:45pm

Interested in adding blackberries to your home garden? Learn from University of Florida researchers and take home 3 Osage Blackberry plants at our Growing Berry Good Blackberries at Home Workshop! The workshop will be given live on Zoom November 8 and you can pick up your plants from our office or the Master Gardener nursery on Saturday November 13. If you miss the live version of the class don’t worry, it will be recorded and everyone who registers will receive the link. There is a $25.00 charge for the class and attendance is limited to the first 45 people, but it’s simple:

• Register today on Eventbrite at: www.eventbrite.com/e/186887083297
• We will send you a link to the live workshop on Zoom before November 8.
• Tune in to the live workshop with all your questions on the 8th.
• If you can’t attend live we’ll send you the link to the recording by the end of the 8th- watch as many times as you want.
• Stop by the Hernando County Master Gardener Nursery on Saturday November 13 between 8:00am and noon to pick up your 3 Osage blackberry plants. The nursery is located at 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville, FL 34601
• If you cannot come by in person to pick up your plants, email Dr. Lester at wlester@ufl.edu and we can have your plants at our office for you to pick up when it is convenient. We are not able to deliver or mail plants to participants.


Tentative Agenda for Monday November 8, 2021:
1:00-1:15 Introduction with Dr. William Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
1:15-1:35 Growing Blackberries with Matt Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Multi County Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Agent
1:35-1:55 Blackberry Pests with Dr. Oscar Liburd, UF Professor in Agricultural Pest Management
1:55-2:15 Blackberry Diseases with Dr. Harmon, UF Plant Pathology Department
2:15 Final Questions
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343 interested  ·  26 going
Climbing the IPM Pyramid - Exploring the Steps of Integrated Pest Management

Climbing the IPM Pyramid - Exploring the Steps of Integrated Pest Management

Nov 10, 10:00am - Nov 10, 11:00am

On Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/93025603677?pwd=SE9TQVZSV0lmTXNHaU56MUJsazNWUT09

Participants will learn how to apply Integrated Pest Management to their home landscapes. Lilly Browning and Dr. Bill Lester will discuss the IPM pyramid and the importance of each step.

Non-certificate class for homeowners.
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488 interested  ·  88 going
Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

Nov 23, 10:00am - Nov 23, 11:00am

On-Line

Ninety-Nine percent of all insects are beneficial to us. They are pollinators, decomposers, predators of pests, producers of important products or food supply for other wildlife. In this class we will discuss the many insects who are our allies and friends.


Non-certificate class for homeowners.

292 interested  ·  19 going
What Could Go Wrong? Common Landscape Problems and What Causes Them

What Could Go Wrong? Common Landscape Problems and What Causes Them

Dec 1, 10:00am - Dec 1, 11:00am

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Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/99342143071?pwd=elkrR0F2UU1JdEFCQWlaTk1HMTRqUT09

We will cover what could go wrong in lawns, irrigation, palms, citrus and bedding plants, and how to avoid the problems before they begin.

Non-certificate class for homeowners.

217 interested  ·  10 going