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Gopher It! Gardening for Gopher Tortoises

Gopher It! Gardening for Gopher Tortoises

May 19, 10:00am - May 19, 11:15am

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Join Zoom Meeting
hernandoclerk.zoom.us/j/97246184470?pwd=L3JlV2YwS2dKS2dPM280Y2lLU1ZSQT09

Meeting ID: 972 4618 4470
Passcode: 015046


Join Florida Master Naturalist and Nature Photographer Alice Mary Herden as she shows us how to make our yards an oasis for our native gopher tortoises. Cultural practices will be discussed as well as how to provide their favorite plant buffet in your own yard! Do you want to make room for our tortoises? Gopher it!

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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

May 20, 10:00am - May 20, 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. 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/4287757274609790 or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtWNfTn76L0
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester

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CLASS FULL Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Virtual Workshop

CLASS FULL Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Virtual Workshop

May 20, 6:00pm

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CLASS FULL - - EMAIL LILLYB@HERNANDOCOUNTY.US TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST FOR A JUNE WORKSHOP, OR TO FIND OUT ABOUT JUST RAIN BARRELS IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR WORKSHOPS.


A virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered by Hernando County Utilities and Hernando County Solid Waste and University of Florida IFAS Extension at Hernando County.
The Compost Workshop will run from 6:00pm - 6:45pm. Compost bins are free to Hernando County residents who attend the workshop. One bin per household.
The Rain Barrel Workshop will be held from 6:45 - 7:30pm. You must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. Rain barrels are $50. Customers of Hernando County Utilities will receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing one at their home.
Pick up of bins and barrels will be on May 22nd between 9am and 10am at the Hernando County Master Gardener Nursery in Brooksville.
To receive details about registering for these workshops, you must email Lilly at LillyB@hernandocounty.us by May 16th or before class is full. Class is limited. The workshops are usually held monthly.

447 interested  ·  32 going
Invasive Plants -  learn to identify and control

Invasive Plants - learn to identify and control

May 21, 1:00pm - May 21, 1:15pm

Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92369361489 Map

May 21 at 1:00 pm – “Invasive Plants”
Learn about the identification and control of invasive plants from the best. Dr. Stephen Enloe, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants of Florida.
Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/92369361489

134 interested  ·  15 going
May 24 at 9:00 am - “Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners”

May 24 at 9:00 am - “Basic Home Maintenance for New Florida Homeowners”

May 24, 9:00am - May 24, 11:00am

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

May 24 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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“Termites: Keeping Your Home and Landscape Protected” –              It is termite season!

“Termites: Keeping Your Home and Landscape Protected” – It is termite season!

May 25, 9:00am - May 25, 10:00am

May 25 at 9:00 a.m. “Termites: Keeping Your Home and Landscape Protected” – It is termite season! Find out how to identify and control termites inside and outside your home. Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/99624130447

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New Crop on the Block: Calabaza Pumpkin in Florida!

New Crop on the Block: Calabaza Pumpkin in Florida!

May 25, 10:00am - May 25, 11:00am

The calabaza squash (or Cuban pumpkin) is a nutritional powerhouse that is adapted to Florida’s tropical climate with minimal irrigation requirements, easy to grow, almost pest free, and an excellent crop you can use in rotation with others. Learn how to grow them in your garden from Dr. Geoffrey Meru, the University of Florida researcher looking at helping commercial growers turn them into the state’s next niche crop. Free class on Zoom, advanced registration is required at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvd-qoqTIqHN02bxI5vM3-4H6Wrq4vmkao

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Just Rain Barrels -  Outdoor Workshop

Just Rain Barrels - Outdoor Workshop

May 26, 9:00am

23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601-4441, United States 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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Feelin' Hot Hot Hot! - Advance Registration Required

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot! - Advance Registration Required

Jun 2, 10:00am

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Register in advance for this meeting:
ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsduqhpjwuGNPE52FrLGvRLhpT8Gfv0Ga8

Join us for the series, "Beautiful Yards Come Rain of Shine!"

In Part One, "Feeling Hot Hot Hot" Lilly Browning will discuss ways to help our lawns and landscapes deal with the intense summertime weather in Central Florida.

Register in advance for this meeting:
ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsduqhpjwuGNPE52FrLGvRLhpT8Gfv0Ga8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Growing Vegetables And Saving Water With Microirrigation

Growing Vegetables And Saving Water With Microirrigation

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

Learn how to design and manage microirrigation to increase your harvest and save water. Join UF/IFAS Extension expert Anne Yasalonis while she covers the basics and answers all of your questions. Free Zoom class with advanced registration required. Register today at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdOGqrTkqGN1EGR0n7p2gLQPPCyuNQ-Xu

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Rain Harvesting - How to Make the Most of the Summer Rains - Advanced Registration Required

Rain Harvesting - How to Make the Most of the Summer Rains - Advanced Registration Required

Jun 16, 10:00am

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Register in advance for this meeting:
ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd--tqTkjHNbuBSKrQVtdsizciqiJhhw6

Join us for the series, "Beautiful Yards Come Rain of Shine!"

Join Lilly Browning as she presents Part Two , "Rain Harvesting - How to Make the Most of the Summer Rains." We will discuss containing the rain for future use, as well as allowing the rain to infiltrate the soil in our yard, while reducing wasteful and harmful stormwater runoff.

Register in advance for this meeting:
ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd--tqTkjHNbuBSKrQVtdsizciqiJhhw6

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Healthy Lawns Start From the Ground Up

Healthy Lawns Start From the Ground Up

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

Healthy turf starts with healthy soil. Learn how to create a good foundation for your lawn. University of Florida Turf Specialist, Dr. Eban Bean, will share his research and the lessons he has learned about our sandy soils, and how we can improve the nutrient and water holding capacity in our own yards. Whether you are building a new home, trying to maintain your lawn, or struggling with a poor performing lawn, this class is a must-view! Registration is required at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-ihrTgjHdNi7osfAO9FB058YksUPyNV

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Virtual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

Virtual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

Jun 24, 6:00pm

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A virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered by Hernando County Utilities and Hernando County Solid Waste and University of Florida IFAS Extension at Hernando County.
The Compost Workshop will run from 6:00pm - 6:45pm. Compost bins are free to Hernando County residents who attend the workshop. One bin per household.
The Rain Barrel Workshop will be held from 6:45 - 7:30pm. You must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. Rain barrels are $50. Customers of Hernando County Utilities will receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing one at their home.
Pick up of bins and barrels will be on Friday, June 25 between 10:00am and 2:00pm at Hernando County Utilities, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
To receive details about registering for these workshops, you must email Lilly at LillyB@hernandocounty.us by June 21st or before class is full. Class is limited. The workshops are usually held monthly.

328 interested  ·  20 going
Reading Weeds

Reading Weeds

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

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Join Lilly Browning as she discusses what the weeds in your yard are telling you about your soil pH and site conditions and how you can work with that information to grow a diverse and healthy yard. Dr. Bill Lester will discuss how to conduct a soil test and how to interpret the results, as well as weed control methods.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 942 9709 4368
Passcode: 675098

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