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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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Plain Pollinators

Plain Pollinators

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 11:00am

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Join Lilly Browning and Dr. Bill Lester as they discuss some of the "ugly ducklings" of the pollinator world who don't often get a lot of attention. Their vital importance to our environment will be covered, as well as how to attract those "uncool kids" to your landscape!
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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Sep 30, 10:00am - Sep 30, 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/4682840258434821 or on YouTube Live at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeSjA5dGmUc
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
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UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

Oct 4, 9:00am - Oct 6, 12:30pm

Virtual Live Classroom

When: October 4 - 6, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Zoom platform (live classroom)
Registration Required: octoberdrone2021.eventbrite.ca

Did you know you need a certificate (license) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when a drone is operated professionally?

This virtual course is designed to help prepare those who want to incorporate drones into their professional career and need to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

Course will cover regulations, airspace, sectionals, weather and performance, restricted areas, airport operations, and communication. Practice tests will be provided.

Books and class activity kit will be mailed directly to the address of the individual registered for the course prior to the start of the course. Cost of these items are covered in the course registration fee. Registration will close September 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to give time for course materials to arrive via postal service.

This course is taught by Brittany Scharf, Stacy Strickland, Kalan Taylor, Matt Smith, and Tim Wilson.
Note: This course does not teach participants how to fly a drone and does not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

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Date Change! Much Ado About Mulch

Date Change! Much Ado About Mulch

Oct 6, 10:00am - Oct 6, 11:00am

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There is much to learn about mulch! What types of mulch are Florida-Friendly? How much should I apply? Will mulch help enrich my soil? Does mulch attract insects? This a more will be discussed in Much Ado About Mulch!
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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

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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.)
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 find out how to register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us for further direction.
Class size is limited.
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Master Gardener Secrets Revealed!

Master Gardener Secrets Revealed!

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

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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!

333 interested  ·  32 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

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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.

232 interested  ·  55 going
Beneficial Bugs

Beneficial Bugs

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

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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.

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

131 interested  ·  8 going