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UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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Many of our classes are free to the public, but some may include a small registration fee to cover costs.

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Thursday Mornings at 10:00 AM

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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill February 2, 2023

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill February 2, 2023

Feb 2, 10:00am - Feb 2, 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, Lilly Browning with the Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscape Program and their special guests. Feel free to send pictures of problem plants or insects to wlester@ufl.edu and ask us your questions!

Videos of our educational classes are available on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-5...
Listen to podcasts of our weekly Virtual Plant Clinic at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
Visit our Facebook page for more great information at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt
And for a full listing of all our upcoming educational classes go to: hernandoextension.com/
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Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Spring Into Florida-Friendly Landscaping + Edible Plants for Spring

Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Spring Into Florida-Friendly Landscaping + Edible Plants for Spring

Feb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 1:00pm

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/91251888342?pwd=cWYvbGk0eC9hTldEZjZIb2xmdGdZQT09

Meeting ID: 912 5188 8342
Passcode: 075161

Florida Spring is right around the corner! In this class we will learn how to incorporate blooming beauties into our Florida-Friendly Landscape that will benefit pollinators, look gorgeous and reduce water and chemical use.

Dr. Bill Lester will be joining us to talk about Spring Vegetables and other edible plants!
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Introduction into Greenhouse Gardening Live!!

Introduction into Greenhouse Gardening Live!!

Feb 6, 10:30am

Monday Feb. 6 at 10:30am
Instructor: Angela Reid / Master Gardener Volunteer
Owner / Keno Herbs & Nursery / Kenoherbs@gmail.com

Class Objectives: Learn how it’s possible to build your own greenhouse by using free and recycled materials or if a greenhouse kit is the best choice for you. A greenhouse can be small enough to fit in a corner of your garden or large enough for a market gardener.

Topics Covered:
*Greenhouse directional placement on your property - Wind direction and damage.
*Floor Materials - water permeable fabric that allows air, water and to pass through into the soil below while blocking sunlight - preventing weed growth. Gravel options.
*Factors for Heating, Ventilation and Cooling in Florida - Shade Cloth and Solar Fans
*Supplemental lighting techniques - Florescent bulbs vs Full Spectrum
*Organic Pest/Fungus Management.
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In-Person Class - Spring Hill Library - Much Ado About Mulch

In-Person Class - Spring Hill Library - Much Ado About Mulch

Feb 8, 10:00am - Feb 8, 11:00am

9220 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34608-6300, United States Map

Why do we use mulch? Can we use mulch incorrectly? What is the best mulch to use? What about termites??? All these questions and more will be addressed in this on-line class.

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Cultivating Citrus in Central Florida: A Comprehensive Guide

Cultivating Citrus in Central Florida: A Comprehensive Guide

Feb 8, 10:00am - Feb 8, 11:00am

Join Dr. Mongi Zekri, a multi-county citrus agent, for a free class from Hernando County Extension on Zoom about how to successfully grow dooryard citrus in your own Central Florida yard. Citrus trees are a classic part of the Florida landscape, but they can be tricky to cultivate and protect from pests. This class will provide valuable tips and techniques for growing healthy citrus trees in your own yard. Advance registration is required, so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from an expert. We will email all registrants the Zoom link before the class.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to support our programming you can choose to purchase a 'donation' ticket and donate whatever amount you choose to!

Register on Eventbrite at: www.eventbrite.com/e/511147585187
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Virtual Class - Going Florida-Friendly - Converting Your Yard Part One

Virtual Class - Going Florida-Friendly - Converting Your Yard Part One

Feb 15, 10:00am - Feb 15, 11:00am

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/95272130063?pwd=VkRKLzVvUm44VHJJd1hySE85aFJUUT09

Meeting ID: 952 7213 0063
Passcode: 373527

Whether you are starting with a blank slate, a hodge-podge yard or a traditional formal landscape, this two-part series will walk you through the steps to turn your landscape into a Florida-Friendly Oasis.
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Evening Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop

Evening Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop

Feb 15, 6:30pm

On-line

You must email LillyB@hernandcounty.us to register for this workshop.

Evening Virtual Workshop for RAIN BARRELS ONLY.

Rain barrels are available for Hernando County residents only.

Rain barrels are $65. Customers of Hernando County Utililities will receive a one-time credit of $30 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing a rain barrel at their home.

This is a virtual workshop held via Zoom. Pick up of the barrels will be on Thrusday, February 16th between 11am - 1pm at Hernando County Utilities - 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville.

Email LillyB@hernandocounty.us to register and for payment information. We can only accept checks for this opportunity.
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In Person Vegetable Garden and Compost Bin Workshop at the East Hernando Library in Ridge Manor

In Person Vegetable Garden and Compost Bin Workshop at the East Hernando Library in Ridge Manor

Feb 17, 10:00am - Feb 17, 11:30am

6457 Windmere Dr. Brooksville, FL 34602 Map

To participate, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us Registration is limited.

This will be a great workshop for those vegetable gardeners out there who want to learn more about growing a spring garden in Central Florida, as well as about how composting can benefit your edible garden. Dr. Bill Lester will focus on how to bring a fantastic spring vegetable crop to your yard, and Carmen Bruno, Recycling Coordinator will explain the benefits of compost and offer FREE COMPOST BINS.

Compost Bins are available to Hernando County residents ONLY. One bin per household.

Non-County residents may participate, but aren't eligible for a compost bin.

To participate, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us Registration is limited.
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Virtual Class - Going Florida-Friendly - Converting Your Yard Part Two

Virtual Class - Going Florida-Friendly - Converting Your Yard Part Two

Feb 22, 10:00am - Feb 22, 11:00am

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/99070440996?pwd=ZXFFZWVlNkZ5V2NzQjIyZWhvTENXdz09

Meeting ID: 990 7044 0996
Passcode: 680853

Whether you are starting with a blank slate, a hodge-podge yard or a traditional formal landscape, this two-part series will walk you through the steps to turn your landscape into a Florida-Friendly Oasis.
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Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Fragrantly Florida-Friendly

Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Fragrantly Florida-Friendly

Mar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 1:00pm

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/95866174430?pwd=OERZVFVjbWFuNVpjdkd1YjFKMWZlZz09

Meeting ID: 958 6617 4430
Passcode: 302076

In this class, we will discover the Florida-Friendly plants that bring fragrant aromas to our yards.

282 interested  ·  22 going
In-Person Class at Spring Hill Library - Florida-Friendly Container Gardening for Ornamentals

In-Person Class at Spring Hill Library - Florida-Friendly Container Gardening for Ornamentals

Mar 8, 10:00am - Mar 8, 11:00am

Hernando County Public Library - Spring Hill Branch Library9220 Spring Hill DrSpring Hill, FL34608 Map

In this class, Lilly will discuss fun and creative ways to bring container gardening into our landscapes. Whether we are limited by space, time or mobility, or just want to add a splash of art to our landscape, containers bring the fun in function! Proper care of ornamental plants in containers will also be covered.

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Virtual Class - Moonlight Gardens

Virtual Class - Moonlight Gardens

Mar 15, 11:00am - Mar 15, 12:00pm

On-Line

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/98145804403?pwd=djBtY3VZc05IRUVZVGlPRC8vUHZwdz09

Meeting ID: 981 4580 4403
Passcode: 637788

Your garden can be delightful, both day and night! Learn about the beautiful night bloomers, the fragrant evening flowers, the plants that shimmer in the moonlight, the critters that visit your yard at night and other tips to enjoy evenings in your Florida-Friendly garden.
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Virtual Class - How to Maintain Your Irrigation System

Virtual Class - How to Maintain Your Irrigation System

Mar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 1:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/95898498669?pwd=S1JiOXZVMWRTRFBlT21aemRUV0wzQT09

Meeting ID: 958 9849 8669
Passcode: 728931

Save water and money! Dr. William Lester and Lilly Browning will discuss how much water your lawn actually needs and how to adjust, calibrate and maintain your automatic irrigation system to keep it operating efficiently.
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Virtual Class - What, When, Where and Whys of Fertilizing Florida Yards

Virtual Class - What, When, Where and Whys of Fertilizing Florida Yards

Mar 29, 2:00pm - Mar 29, 3:00pm

Dr. William Lester and Lilly Browning will guide you through fertilizing your Central Florida landscape. The What, When, Where and Whys of Fertilizing Your Yard will be covered in this class.

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/92955104307?pwd=Y0tXSm5HeE92VmFaNk9TRG5zSjdLZz09

Meeting ID: 929 5510 4307
Passcode: 761725
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Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Unwelcome Guests in the Garden

Virtual Friday Lunch and Learn - Unwelcome Guests in the Garden

Mar 31, 12:00pm - Mar 31, 1:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/97809842950?pwd=c1NHWkZ1MkpETjYxeWZDUU1zOWRqUT09

Meeting ID: 978 0984 2950
Passcode: 727087

Invasive plants are a nuisance and adversely affect wildlife and the natural ecosystem. Learn to identify and control the most bothersome of these plants in your Central Florida Yard.
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2nd Annual Florida-Friendly Landscaping Earth Day Celebration

2nd Annual Florida-Friendly Landscaping Earth Day Celebration

Apr 22, 11:00am - Apr 22, 2:00pm

UF / IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Nursery Hernando County19490 Oliver StreetBrooksville, FL34601 Map

SAVE THE DATE!

Hernando County Utilities Water Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension at hernando County Master Gardener Volunteers and Hernando County Solid Waste invite you to the second annual Earth Day Event!

Native and Florida-Friendly plants for sale

Florida Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions

Native plant experts on hand

Mosquito Control on-site to answer questions

Hernando County Solid Waster Recycling Coordinator on-site

Educational Workshops

Macro-Photography Workshop

Kids' Activities!
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