Leon County Press Release
On Saturday, May 11, Master Gardener volunteers of the UF-IFAS Leon County Extension Office will host the center's annual spring Open House from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 615 Paul Russell Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Local gardeners can learn how to make their landscapes more Florida-friendly, how to select the right plant for the right place and how to bring birds and butterflies into their gardens. Or, residents can simply drop in for a guided tour of the demonstration garden.
Other lessons - for both green thumbs and beginners alike - will
include: how to water more efficiently; what is the best mulch and how to apply it; how to manage pests responsibly; how to recycle yard debris onsite and reduce stormwater runoff; how to determine if fertilizer is needed and what kind of fertilizers should be used.
Also available will be a booklet provided by the Master Gardeners that contains color photos of the featured plants for only $5.
Leon County Recycling will also be selling compost bins and rain barrels for $40 each. Cash or checks are acceptable. Checks payable to Leon County Solid Waste Management.
The Leon County Extension Office is a member of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, which is headquartered in Gainesville within the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and funded by a partnership between federal, state and county government agencies.
For more information, contact Kendra Zamojski with the Leon County Extension Office at (850) 606-5200 / ZamojskiK@LeonCountyFL.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov