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UF/IFAS Pasco Extension ‘Spring Into Gardening’ Teaching Series

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 14, 2019

Free classes on composting and growing food at home

Plant the seeds for a fresh New Year!  The UF/IFAS Pasco County Farmden & Community Garden, located at 15029 14th Street in Dade City, is hosting free, monthly vegetable gardening and composting classes for the community beginning in January, 2019.

Classes will be held the second Monday of each month, January through May, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Register at  to participate.

Class Schedule:

  • January 14: Canning Your Produce
  • February 11: Growing Mushrooms at Home
  • March 11: Vermicomposting
  • April 8: Vegetable Gardening Basics
  • May 13: Composting Horse Manure 101

All classes will be followed by an optional tour of the Pasco County Farmden & Community Garden on site.  Community garden plots are available to lease for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service assists Pasco County residents by developing and delivering practical, educational programs in environmental horticulture; sustainable agriculture; 4‑H and youth development; and family and consumer sciences. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit our website: or call us at 352.518.0156.  We are an equal opportunity institution.


Tom says

can you direct me to classes in Hernando county , where I can learn about what bushes, trees and shrubs are best for growing on my lot in Spring Hill, FL. ? I want to learn about species that are not susceptible to frost , and die back

thank you !


Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ says

You can contact the Herando County Extension office at 352-754-4433 for individual help. They also have classes, but do not provide us with a schedule we can reprint. Also, you can check with the Hernando County Master Gardeners. Coop Extension will have their number. Good luck.
Also, with the limited amount of winter we have here, you can usually cover your bushes on the nights we expect to get to freezing and that will protect them from frost and dieback.


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