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Pasco County Co-op Extension Classes for August 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on July 22, 2018

Subject:           Food Safety Basics

Date:               August 2, 2018 (Thursday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         Centennial Park Branch Library

5740 Moog Road

Holiday, FL 34690

Details:            It is estimated that one in six Americans get a food borne illness each year.  Are you doing all you can to prevent getting you and your loved ones sick?  Learn about the many ways to minimize your risk to food borne illness, including the proper temperatures to cook food to, what cross-contamination is, what high-risk foods certain groups of people should avoid, where items should be placed in the refrigerator, and more. This event is free and all are welcome to attend!      Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Begonias

Date:               August 4, 2018 (Saturday)

Time:               9:00-10:00 AM

Location:         One Stop Shop (Stallings Building)

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

Details:            Learn the different types of begonias to plant and how to propagate and care for these beautiful additions to your home and landscape at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County seminar!  Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Ask a Master Gardener

Date:               August 7, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:               5:30-6:30 PM  (before the seminar)

Location:         Hudson Library

8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road)

Hudson, FL 34667

Details:            Is something munching the leaves on your perennials?  Are you wondering what plants grow best in Florida?  Then come to the Hudson Library the first Tuesday of each month for free garden advice.  Pasco County Master Gardeners will be in the lobby to answer all of your gardening questions.  If you’re having problems with an ailing plant, bring a sample for an on-the-spot diagnosis!

 

Subject:           Decorating Rain Barrels

Date:               August 7, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:               6:30-7:30 PM

Location:         Hudson Library

8012 Library Road

Hudson, FL 34667

Details:            When it comes to being creative, you are only limited by your imagination!  Painting your rain barrel is not only fun, but it will also help to protect the surface of the barrel from breaking down due to the harsh effects of the sun.    Painting a rain barrel is a great activity for children and can introduce them to the importance of conserving water.  Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar!  The speaker will demonstrate several creative ideas on “how to paint” and decorate your home rain barrels!  Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Composting: Turning Scraps into “Black Gold”

Date:               August 7, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:               6:30-7:30 PM

Location:         Land O’ Lakes Library

2818 Collier Parkway

Land O’ Lakes, FL

Details:            Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into compost, a very beneficial soil additive.  What items can and can’t be composted and how to use your finished compost.  Learn this and more at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar!  Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Hummingbirds

Date:               August 9, 2018 (Thursday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         Centennial Park Branch Library

5740 Moog Road

Holiday, FL 34690

Details:            Beverly Hansen of the Audubon Society will present at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar on the hummers in our area and the best way to attract them to our gardens.      Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Hurricanes and Trees – The Answer is Blowin in the Wind

Date:               August 9, 2018 (Thursday)

Time:               6:00-7:00 PM

Location:         New Port Richey Public Library

5939 Main Street

New Port Richey, FL 34652

Description:    Charley, Jeanne, Frances, Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Matthew, Irma and Maria are certainly no friends of ours!  There is still time to prepare your landscape to minimize damage in the event of a storm; remember, the hurricane season does not officially end until November 30, 2018!  Come learn how to prepare at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar! Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Composting Workshop

Date:               August 11, 2018 (Saturday)

Time:               9:00-10:30 AM

Location:         Land O’ Lakes Community Center

5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41

Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

Details:            Composting helps recycle nutrients into plants and adds crucial organic matter to your soil.  Come join Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Manager, Jim Moll, as he shows you all of the benefits of using a compost bin.  At this UF/IFAS workshop you will learn the dos and don’ts of composting for Florida flowers and vegetables.  Each Pasco household is eligible to receive one compost bin when at least one household member registers and attends this workshop.  A $35.00 fee includes workshop instruction and one composting bin.  Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Attractive Pet Safe Plants

Date:               August 11, 2018 (Saturday)

Time:               10:00-11:00 AM

Location:         Zephyrhills Library

5347 8th Street

Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Details:            There are plenty of pet safe (non-poisonous) plants that are also highly attractive to our native pollinators.  Learn which plant you might want to incorporate into your landscape at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar!     Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Vegetable Gardening Basics

Date:               August 18, 2018 (Saturday)

Time:               10:00-11:30 AM

Location:         Land O’ Lakes Community Center

5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41

Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639

Details:            Interested in starting a vegetable garden, but have no idea where to begin?  Join us for this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar, where you will learn about how to choose a location for a garden, what makes good soil, when to plant different vegetables, and how to control common vegetable garden pests.  Registration required at Eventbrite.

 

Subject:           Begonias

Date:               August 21, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:               2:00-3:30 PM

Location:         New River Branch Library

34043 State Road 54

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Details:            Learn about the various types of begonias to plant and how to propagate and care for these beautiful additions to your home and landscape at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar!    Registration required at Eventbrite.

Extension programs are free, can provide reasonable accommodation with advance notice, and are open to all persons regardless of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion or national origin.  Pre-registration is not required for most of our programs, but contact Extension to be certain and to assist us with planning – http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.  For more information, call the Pasco County Extension Office – (352) 518-0156; (727)847-2411; (813)996-2411.

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