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UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Service August 2019 Seminars

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on July 17, 2019

UF/IFAS Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America’s citizens. Pasco County provides an off-campus branch of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to serve as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community. The following classes and seminars are offered in August 2019.

Subject:           Rain Barrel Workshop

Date:               August 3, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:               9:00-10:00 AM

Location:         One Stop Shop

15029 14th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

A rain barrel collects and stores water that runs off people’s roofs preventing it from running across land, picking up pollutants and washing them into Pasco’s creeks and streams.  Rain barrels can help reduce water pollution.  Come to this UF/IFAS workshop and learn how.  Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment is required.  No refunds are available.  One rain barrel per family.  $40.00 prepay per ticket.  Sorry, no money collected the day of the event.

Subject:           Hoyas

Date:               August 6, 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:               6:30-7:30 PM

Location:         Land O’ Lakes Branch Library

2818 Collier Parkway

Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

Come learn about this evergreen shrub, native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  Learn about the beauty and charm of Hoyas at this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar by a local expert and international collector.  He will be sharing the virtues of the tropical vine.

Subject:           Ask a Master Gardener

Date:               August 7, 2019 (Wednesday)

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

Location:         Hudson Library

8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road

Hudson, FL 34667

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 Wednesday 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:           Rain Barrel Workshop

Date:               August 7, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:               6:00-7:30 PM

Location:         Hudson Library

8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road

Hudson, FL 34667

We will be discussing water conservation both indoors and outdoors.  This workshop is hands-on.  Participants will make a rain barrel at this UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.  Fee is $40.00.  Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are required.  Sorry, no payments will be accepted the day of the event.  No refunds.

Subject:           What do I do with my Orchids Now?

Date:               August 8, 2019 (Thursday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         Centennial Park Branch Library

5740 Moog Road

Holiday, FL 34690

Orchids can be exceptionally easy to grow and bloom if you just know what they want and what they don’t!  This presentation will cover the most common varieties of orchids and best methods of cate, including repotting and difficulties new orchid growers may have in growing orchids.  Bring your questions to this free UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar!

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Service August 2019 Seminars

Subject:           Propagating From Seeds

Date:               August 8, 2019 (Thursday)

Time:               6:00-7:00 PM

Location:         New Port Richey Library

5939 Main Street

New Port Richey, FL 34652

Attractive and productive gardens are attainable on a budget.  Join us at this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar and learn some tricks of the trade to successfully germinate seeds and raise the seedlings to beautiful plants.

Subject:           My Perfect Palm

Date:               August 10, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:               9:00-10:30 AM

Location:         Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park

5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41

Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

We are able to grow well over a hundred different palms in the Tampa area.  Join us at this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar and learn about the wonderful world of palms and how you can diversify your landscape.  This is the ultimate right plant in the right place seminar.

Subject:           Succulents and More

Date:               August 10, 2019 (Saturday)

Time:               10:00-11:00 AM

Location:         Zephyrhills Library

5347 8th Street

Zephyrhills, FL 33542

This is an introductory seminar that covers an array of succulents that can be grown inside or outside the home in our growing area.  If you think succulents are just cacti, then you may be happy to learn that there are many varieties out there.  Come join us for this free UF/IFAS Pasco extension seminar.

Subject:           Things That Go Ouch In The Garden

Date:               August 20, 2019 (Tuesday)

Time:               2:00-3:00 PM

Location:         New River Branch Library

34043 SR 54

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

There are few critters that can hide in the garden.  At this free UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar learn what to look for and what to avoid.

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