Pasco County Extension
Calendar of Events

NOTE:  Extension programs can provide reasonable accommodation with advance notice.  Pre-registration is not required of most of our programs, but contact Extension to be certain and to assist us with planning.
Phones: 
352-518-0156; 727-847-2411; 813-996-2411; 
1-800-368-2411 and ask for the Extension office.

Extension programs are open to all persons regardless of age, race, color, sex, disability, religion, or national origin.  Pasco Cooperative Extension is a joint effort between the USDA, the University of Florida, and the Board of County Commissioners.

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January 2017

1/3/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

When Good Pets Eat Bad Plants
Do you worry about your animals eating poisonous or inappropriate plants? Learn everything there is to know about the interaction of plants and yuour pets. Our speaker is a Master Gardener who works at the Pasco Animal shelter an has vast knowledge and experience with pets and plants. Come and listen to her share her knowledge at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Registration is required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land 'O Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O'Lakes, FL 34639
Eventbrite - 1-3-17  When Good Pets Eat Bad Plants

1/3/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Growing Beautiful Palms
Are you looking for that tropical effect created by palms in our subtropical climate? Learn which palms are cold hardy in Pasco County and how to grow and properly care for these beautiful trees. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and get your palm questions answered! Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Rd (off Fivay Road)
Hudson, FL 34667
Eventbrite - 1-3-17  Growing Beautiful Palms

1/12/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Native Plants Are Not Weeds
Why use native plants in your landscape? Learn why these plants change your landscape, maintain water quality, bring wildlife to your gardens, attract butterflies and maintain color year round. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn how. Registration is required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 1-12-17  Native Plants Are Not Weeds

1/14/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:30AM

Growing Bromeliads in Central Florida
Want to grow colorful, striking bromeliads? Then plan on attending this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar that covers how to propagate them, manage pests and select the right soil for brilliant blooms. Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard
US Highway 41
Land 'O Lakes, FL 34639
Eventbrite - 1-14-17 - Growing Bromeliads in Central Florida

1/17/17 (Tuesday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

Cold Protection for Plants
Central Florida is not immune to cold days and nights in winter. At this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar you will learn how to protect your valuable landscaping, especially your tropical and sub-tropical plants from cold damage and also how to rescue them after winter with proper pruning and maintenance techniques.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Eventbrite - 12-3-16  Ridding Your Lawn & Landscape of Pesky Weeds

1/17/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:30PM

Growing Camellias in Central Florida
Growing beautiful camellias in Central Florida can be easier than you think. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County seminar and learn how to spruce up your garden area with these beautiful blooms. Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel Florida
Eventbrite - 1-17-17  Growing Camellias in Central Florida

1/28/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

VEGETABLES!!...Start Your Engines
Its the perfect time for spring and early summer vegetable gardening. Both cool and warm weather plants can be started from seed. This FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar will explain how to grow your own veggies! Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

The Home Depot
10017 US 19
Port Richey, FL 34668
Eventbrite - 1-28-17  VEGETABLES!!...Start Your Engines

 

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February 2017

2/7/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home
Come join Dr. Whitney Elmore, Pasco County Extension Director for a workshop on small scale mushroom farming. Topics include mushroom cultivation and species selection. Please registr for this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension workshop The FUN(gus) will take place at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Rd, Hudson, FL.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Rd (off Fivay Road)
Hudson, FL 34667
Eventbrite - 2-7-17  Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home

2/7/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Beautiful Landscaping on Less Water
How much water do we use, how do we use it and what does it cost? How can we change our landscape to use less water and even create a landscape using NO irrigation. Our speaker, an Environmental Engineer and Nursery Owner has done this on his 11 acre property and will show us what plants to use and still have a beautiful landscape. Come learn about saving water at this Free University of Florida/IFAS seminar. Please dont forget to register!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land O Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O Lakes, FL
Eventbrite - 2-7-17 Beautiful Landscaping on Less Water

2/9/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Ridding Your Lawn of Weeds
Do you have unsightly weeds that laugh at your attempts to control them? Learn what you can do to rid yourself of variety of weeds from your yard at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 2-9-17  Ridding Your Lawn of Weeds

2/11/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Backyard Fruit Trees
Lets talk about the different types of fruit trees that can be grown in your backyard. How to plant them and care for them to be able to "reep the fruits" of your efforts! Join us at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and we will show you how. Registration Required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Eventbrite - 2-11-17  Backyard Fruit Trees

2/21/17 (Tuesday)
1:00PM-4:00PM

Propagation #103
This is the third in a series of propagation programs by our Plant Mama. Once again, you will learn new ways to cultivate your favorite plants and enjoy more of them in your garden or just to give to special friends. Please bring a smallbox to carry freebies home! We will see you at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County seminar!..Registration is required
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills Florida
Eventbrite - 2-21-17  Propagation #103

2/21/17 (Tuesday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

All About Bamboo
Want to know how to grow and maintain bamboo? Learn from a 15 year veteran Master Gardener at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Topics will include: clumping bamboo, growing bamboo and placement in your landscape. Register today!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Eventbrite - 2-21-17  All About Bamboo

2/25/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Lawn Care Made Easy
Discover how easy it is to care for your lawn. With the correct fertilization, proper watering and good mowing techniques, your lawn can be very attractive. Learn to recognize and treat issues before they become a problem, at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar. Registration to this event is required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

The Home Depot
10017 US 19
Port Richey, FL 34668
Eventbrite - 2-15-17 Lawn Care Made Easy

 

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March 2017

3/4/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-11:00AM

Florida Native Plants: A Show & Tell
An introduction to some of our Florida native shrubs, wildflowers, vines, groundcover and grasses for Central Florida. Learn how to use them to bring beauty and wildlife, such as butterflies, birds and other pollinators to your yard. Come learn about these native plants at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Pasco County Extension Office - Clayton Hall
36702 Florida State Route 52
Dade City, FL 33525
Eventbrite - 3-4-17  Florida Native Plants: A Show & Tell

3/7/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Poisonous Plants
Florida is abundant with diverse plant life....and some can be toxic! The speaker will deliver an informative presentation with audio and visual resources and handouts relating to commonly found plants that have the potential to be harmful and poisonous to people, pets and livestock. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn which plants we should and and should not have! Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, Florida
Eventbrite - 3-7-17  Poisonous Plants

3/7/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Hobby Beekeeping #101
All you need to know about beekeeping as a hobby. A local bee keeper's experience from the idea to the harvest of pure, delicious, healthgul honey. You will learn about the materials, know-how,and bumps along the way to becoming a beekeeper in your own yard at this FREE University of Florida Pasco Extension seminar.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land O Lakes Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O Lakes, Florida
Eventbrite - 3-7-17  Hobby Beekeeping #101

3/9/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Bamboo: The Good, Bad & Ugly
Learn which bamboo species are an asset to your landscape, which species are invasive and should not be planted, and how to grow and use clumping bamboo at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Library
5740 Moog Rd
Holiday, Florida
Eventbrite - 3-9-17 Bamboo:  The Good, Bad & Ugly

3/11/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

You Can Grow Orchids
Do you want to grow orchids,but have had more failures than blooms? Well, according to one Master Gardener, "anyone can grow orchids"! Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and let him teach you how! Registration required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Eventbrite - 3-11-17  You Can Grow Orchids

3/17/17 (Friday)
10:00AM-12:00PM

Master Gardener Info Session and Meet and Greet
This is a meet and greet session for potential new Pasco Master Gardener Volunteers. During this session, Veteran Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, and Dr. Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Director and Master Gardener Coordinator, will outline the training, cost and volunteer requirements for new Volunteers. Seating is limited. You must present your ticket to guarantee your seat.
There are two meet and greet sessions being offered, March 17 and March 24. Please only sign up for one session. Prospective MG Volunteer trainees must attend one of these sessions for consideration in the program. Background checks are required for consideration as a trainee.

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Eventbrite - 3-17-17 Master Gardener Info Session and Meet and Greet

3/20/17 (Monday)
12:30PM-5:00PM

Farm Worker Protection Train-the-Trainer Session
Pasco County Extension to Host Farm Worker Protection Standards Training Session
~~ This is a Train-the-Trainer Event for All Farm Trainers and Managers ~~

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will host a farm worker protection training session from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Pasco Extension Office in Dade City on Monday, March 20, 2017. The training session will cover the Worker Protection Standards (WPS) information required under the new rule for training employees as either a pesticide worker or handler.

This training will cover the EPA’s revised WPS regulations as published by final rule on November 2, 2015. The 2015 revision requires that a person, seeking to become a trainer or recertified as a trainer of workers and handlers, complete an EPA-approved Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program or hold a valid restricted use pesticide (RUP) license. If you were trained as a trainer under the old rule and do not have a RUP license you will need to become retrained under the new rule before conducting training. The Florida WPS TTT program summarizes basic WPS provisions, Florida Agriculture Worker Safety Act (FAWSA) requirements, training requirements, general training techniques, information on training preparation, and briefly discusses some WPS enforcement hot topics.

Online registration and payment is required. Contact the Dade City Pasco Extension Office at 352-518-0156 for more information. A registration fee of $10 per person is required to offset program costs. Four CEUs for the restricted use pesticide license in the Private, Aerial, Ag Row Crop, Ag Tree Crop, Forestry, Ornamental & Turf, Soil & Greenhouse Fumigation category will be available for those attending the class. Sorry no refunds.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Pasco County Extension Office
36702 Florida 52
Dade City, FL 33525
Eventbrite - Farm Worker Protection Train-the-Trainer Session

3/21/17 (Tuesday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

Vegetable Gardening 101
Trouble growing tomatoes or veggie gardens in general? At this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar, you will learn how to start and grow a successfuly garden, how to care for and amend your soil, and when to garden in Central Florida. It's easier than you think!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Eventbrite - 3-21-17 Vegetable Gardening 101

3/21/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Using Ornamental Grasses
These grasses add texture, color, motion, and sound to the garden. Since they also provide interest in the fall and winter landscape, they can be considered as plants for all seasons. Learn how to select, care for, and combine ornamental grasses with other flowers and shrubs in the home landscape at this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New River Library
34043 Florida 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Eventbrite - Using Ornamental Grasses

3/24/17 (Friday)
1:00PM-3:00PM

Master Gardener Info Session and Meet and Greet
This is a meet and greet session for potential new Pasco Master Gardener Volunteers. During this session, Veteran Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, and Dr. Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Director and Master Gardener Coordinator, will outline the training, cost and volunteer requirements for new Volunteers. Seating is limited. You must present your ticket to guarantee your seat.
There are two meet and greet sessions being offered, March 17 and March 24. Please only sign up for one session. Prospective MG Volunteer trainees must attend one of these sessions for consideration in the program. Background checks are required for consideration as a trainee.

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Eventbrite - 3-24-17  Master Gardener Info Session and Meet and Greet

3/25/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Easy Drip Irrigation Installation Seminar
Wanting to save water in your garden, but not sure how? Attend this hands-on seminar and learn how to make a drip irrigation system for your home landscape. Don't miss this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Extension Pasco program.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

The Home Depot
10017 U.S. 19
Port Richey, FL 34668
Eventbrite - 3-25-17 Easy Drip Irrigation Installation Seminar

 

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April 2017

4/13/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Backyard for Wildlife
Native wildflowers, vines and groundcover are well adapted to Florida's conditions and pests. They typically require less water, fertilizer and pesticides. Wildflowers are big hummingbird, butterfly and bee attractors. Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn how they will benefit and beauty your environment.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 4-13-17  Backyard for Wildlife

4/18/17 (Tuesday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

Micro Irrigation - Easy Drip Irrigation and Installation
Wanting to save water in your garden but not sure how? Attend this hands on seminar and learn how to make a drip irrigation system for your home landscape. This FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar learn how.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL
Eventbrite - 4-18-17  Micro Irrigation - Easy Drip Irrigation and Installation

4/29/17 (Saturday)
11:00AM-12:00PM

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Rain barrels save water, money and provide rain to plants long after the showers have stopped. If you have been wanting to start using a rain barrel, join the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Jim Moll, to learn hot to u se and install a rain barrel at your home. A rain barrel is included in the fee for this workshop. One rain barrel per household. This workshop is only open to Pasco County residents. Pre-Registration and pre-payment are required for admission. NO REFUNDS. Print ticket and show at show paid ticket at the door. No payments will be accepted at the door.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 4-29-17  Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

 

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May 2017

5/11/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Drip, Spritz or Rotate: What You Don’t Know About Watering Your Landscape
Wanting to save water in your garden, but not certain how? Attend this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn how to make a drip irrigation system for your home landscape.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 5-11-17 Drip, Spritz or Rotate:  What You Dont Know About Watering Your Lawn

5/16/17 (Saturday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

All About Bees
Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn all you need to know about beekeeping as a hobby. A beekeepers experience from start to harvest of pure, delicious, healthy honey. We will have materials, how to, and ideas on becoming a beekeeper in your own yard.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Library
5939 Main St.
New Port Richey, FL
Eventbrite - 5-16-17  All About Bees

 

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June 2017

6/8/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Propogation #101
Attractive and productive gardens are attainable on a budget. Join us at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Learn some tricks of the trade to successfully germinate seeds and raise the seedlings to beautiful plants.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Centennial Park Branch Library
5740 Moog Road
Holiday, FL 34690
Eventbrite - 6-8-17  Propogation #101

6/20/17 (Tuesday)
10:30AM-11:30AM

Rain Water Harvesting Workshop
We will be discussing water conservation both indoors and outdoors. The workshop is hands on. Participants will make a rainbarrel. Pre-registration/payment is required Limit one rain barrel per household. Quantities are limited. No payments allowed at the door. NO REFUNDS
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New Port Richey Library
5939 Main St.
New Port Richey, FL
Eventbrite - 6-20-17  Rain Barrel Workshop