Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Training Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2016-17 Master Gardener Volunteer Training class are now available.  If you are interested in learning about horticulture and serving as a volunteer with UF IFAS Escambia County Extension, please contact Beth at bbolles@ufl.edu or stop by the office (3740 Stefani Road) for an information packet and application.  Applications will be available until …

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Master Gardener Program Open House

Escambia County Extension will offer informational sessions for community members who are interested in the 2016-17 Master Gardener Training classes.  The session will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at  9:00 a.m. and last about 30 minutes.  Horticulture Agent Beth Bolles and veteran Master Gardeners will talk about the training classes and Master Gardener projects.  Please let …

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Pensacola celebrates Arbor Day with free trees

Interested in planting a tree for Arbor Day?  The University of Florida Extension, Escambia County, and Division of Forestry want to help by giving away two free trees per person on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Choose between a Willow oak, Nutall oak, and Dahoon holly to enhance your landscape.  Information on planting and care will also …

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Composting and Recycling

Home landscapes have plenty of materials that can be transformed into a wonderful soil amendment. Join Escambia Extension on Friday, January 22 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to learn about techniques to compost yard debris and recycle in the garden. Please pre register by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu Program will be in the Langley …

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Applications Available for Master Gardener Program

Applications are now available for the 2016 Master Gardener training program. If you want to learn about gardening and give back to the community as a volunteer, contact Escambia Extension office at 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to request an application. You may also stop by to pick one up. Deadline is September 11, 2015.

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The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida environment, when we encounter a spider web on the trail I …

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Master Gardener Program Open House

If you are interested in the Master Gardener volunteer program, plan to attend the open house on Wednesday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. to learn about training classes and community activities.  Master Gardeners are the volunteer educators with the University of Florida Escambia County Extension. Master Gardener Volunteer Program Open House Flyer

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