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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May 2017

5/2/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Planting in Shade
Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar to learn about all the different plants for the shade. Save money and put the right plant in the right place. You will have it "made in the shade".
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 - 5-2-17  Planting in Shade

5/2/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

All About Natural Fertilizers
This FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar features a Master Gardener explaining the options for natural fertilizers. Hear about the natural things that make great fertilizers and how to best use them in your garden. This is a great seminar for home gardeners hoping to grow veggies and ornamentals with the aid of natural fertilizers. Registration is required
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Rd
Off Fivay Rd.
Hudson, FL 34667
Eventbrite - 5-2-17   All About Natural Fertilizers

5/6/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:30AM

Olive Pests in Florida
Olives are culturally and economically important commodities for Italy and several Middle Eastern countries. In the United States, olives are produced in parts of California and more recently, some production has begun in Florida. At this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar, Dr. Whitney Elmore will explain some of the potential pests and diseases associated with olives in Florida and discuss their potential for production in the state. Registration is required.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Pasco County Fairgrounds
36722 State Route 52
Dade City, FL 33525
Eventbrite - 5-6-17  Olive Pests in Florida

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

5/13/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:30AM

Worms Are Eating My Kitchen Scraps!
Learn how to harness the power of red wiggler worms to turn garden waste and food scraps into nutrient rich organic fertilizer at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
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 - 5-13-17  Worms Are Eating My Kitchen Scraps!

5/13/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Tips & Tricks: Unusual Plant Propagation Methods
Join us to learn of the many easy and unusual ways we can propagate plants at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. We will discuss the methods as well as take a look at some hands on examples. 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 - 5-13-17  Tips & Tricks: Unusual Plant Propagation Methods

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

Attracting Native Bees to Your Garden
Come learn about the lifestyle of these unassuming creatures and why they are so vital to our existance. A home garden is the perfect place for a native bee habitat, which is simple to create and requires very minimal maintenance. Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn more. Registration Required.
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  Attracting Native Bees to Your Garden

5/16/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:30PM

Attracting Wildlife
Learn how to use native plants to attract pollinator and other good guys to your garden 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 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel Florida
Eventbrite - 5-16-17  Attracting Wildlife

 

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June 2017

6/3/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:30AM

#101 Propagation from Seeds
Take the mystery out of seed planting by learning the best times to start seeds, what is needed for germination and why some seeds fail to develop. Potting methods using ordinary materials found around the house will also be discussed at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Registration is required.
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 - 6-3-17  #101 Propagation from Seeds

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

BONSAI: The Art and Technique
This presentation is a fascinating introduction to the art of Bonsai. A unique combination of horticulture and art. It will include some history, philosophy, basic supplies and technques. The speaker will also discuss the specifics of growing bonsai in Florida and suggestions on how to create your wown works of bonsai art. Come learn how at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. 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 - 6-6-17  BONSAI:  The Art and Technique

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

6/10/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:30AM

Colorful Container Gardening
Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn the "how-tos" of planting flowers, foliage and herbs in containers and watching the flourish! 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
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Eventbrite - 6-10-17  Colorful Container Gardening

6/10/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Attacting Pollinators to Your Garden
This seminar discusses what elements are needed in the home garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. If you have been wanting to create a habitat for these pollinators, then come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn how.

For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.
Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Eventbrite - 6-10-17  Attacting Pollinators to Your Garden

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

6/20/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:30PM

EASY TO GROW NATIVE PLANTS AND THEIR POLLINATORS
Come and experience another great reason to choose Florida Native Plants for the garden 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 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel Florida
Eventbrite - 6-20-17  EASY TO GROW NATIVE PLANTS AND THEIR POLLINATORS

6/28/17 (Wednesday)
8:15AM-4:30PM

EASY TO GROW NATIVE PLANTS AND THEIR POLLINATORS
Come and experience another great reason to choose Florida Native Plants for the garden 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.

West Central Florida Agriculture Center
UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
7620 SR 471 Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513

 

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July 2017

7/8/17 (Saturday)
10:00am-11:00am

The Lives of Butterflies: For Kids
KIDS: Come learn the exciting life cycle of butterflies. Hear how they get their wing color, what they eat, etc. This FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension class will explain many facts that you probably didnt know about our beautiful friends.
Adults, you are welcome also!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Eventbrite - 7-8-17  The Lives of Butterflies:  For Kids

7/11/17 (Tuesday)
11:00AM-12:00PM

What's On Your Plate? Nutrition for Older Adults
Learn all about MyPlate and the five food groups in this fun, interactive nutrition presentation by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension. Healthy eating is an important aspect of aging, and this lesson focuses on the special nutritional needs that older adults have, while emphasizing choosing a variety of foods and practicing food safety. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Each participant will receive a free giveaway.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hugh Embry Library
14215 4th Street
Dade City, FL 33523

Eventbrite - 7-11-17 What's On Your Plate? Nutrition for Older Adults

7/13/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Butterflies & Bugs
Butterflies are not just another pretty creature. Hear a local botanist discuss the importance of these insects to your gardens success. He will also be talking about the importance of bugs in our gardens, at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension semianr. Come and learn about these fascinating and diverse groups of organisms. Basic identification and ecology willl be explored in this introduction class.
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 - 7-13-17  Butterflies & Bugs

7/14/17 (Friday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Money Management and Resume Building for Teens
Teens will learn basic money management in this lesson as well as tips for creating a resume that stands out to job recruiters and colleges.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Eventbrite - 7-14-17 Money Management and Resume Building for Teens

7/18/17 (Tuesday)
11:00AM-12:00PM

Why is Vitamin D and Calcium so Important?
Learn about the importance of getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet in this fun, interactive nutrition lesson for adults of all ages. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Each participant will receive a free giveaway item.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hugh Embry Library
14215 4th Street
Dade City, FL 33523

Eventbrite - 7-18-17 Why is Vitamin D and Calcium so Important?

7/18/17 (Tuesday)
2:00pm-3:30pm

Lawn Care Made Easy
Caring for a lawn is not difficult; Once you discover the proper fertilization techniques, water requirements and the cultural care your lawn needs in Florida. Come learn how at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
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 - 7-18-17  Lawn Care Made Easy

7/25/17 (Tuesday)
5:00PM-6:30PM

Air Potato Management Workshop
An air potato and invasive management workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office in Dade City, Florida from 5:00-6:30 PM. This particular workshop has been designed for home and property owners seeking information on control of the invasive air potato plant. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences will provide air potato beetles as door prizes. Air potato beetles are an exceptionally effective method of control for the air potato plant without harm to other species. Note: We cannot guarantee everyone will receive air potato beetles. In the event more participants register than beetles are available, they will be given away as door prizes selected at random. Register and pay now on Eventbrite. The program costs $15.00/person. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for admission. Please bring your paid ticket for admission.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525

Eventbrite - 7-25-17 Air Potato Management Workshop

7/25/17 (Tuesday)
11:00AM-12:00PM

Strategies for Creating Healthy Snacks and Meals: Nutrition for Older Adults
This presentation by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension will inspire you to create easy nutritious snacks and meals to help you eat healthier. Topics discussed will be healthy snacks, no cook meals, cooking for one, and each participant will receive recipe cards and nutrition information to take home. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Each participant will receive a free giveaway item.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hugh Embry Library
14215 4th Street
Dade City, FL 33523

Eventbrite - 7-25-17 Strategies for Creating Healthy Snacks and Meals: Nutrition for Older Adults

7/29/17 (Saturday)
11:00AM-12:00PM

Amaryllis
Roll up your sleeves and come join us for "Family Day" at the library. We will be demonstrating how to properly pot amaryllis bulbs and answer any questions. Master Gardeners will be talking in depth about these lovely flowers and how to care for them. Bring the kids to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
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 - 9-2-17  Amaryllis

 

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August 2017

8/5/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-11:00AM

Fall is for Planting
Did you know that roots grow well all winter when the top of the plant is not! This makes fall the prefect time to plant the "right plant in the right place" in your landscape. Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn more about fall planting!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Clayton Hall at Pasco County Fairgrounds
UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525
Eventbrite - 8-5-17       Fall is for Planting

8/12/17 (Saturday)
12:00PM-2:00PM

Hydroponics for the Homeowner
This intro to hydroponics workshop is for homeowners looking to grow leafy crops. The basics will be covered in an informational and DIY demonstration workshop starting at 12:00 at the Land O' Lakes Community Center. Sorry no refunds. You must bring your paid ticket as proof of purchase.
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 - Hydroponics for the Homeowner

8/12/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Succulents
We will cover the care and propagation of succulents - and not just cactus! This seminar will discuss an array of succulents that can be grown inside and outside the home in central Florida. If you think that succulents are just cacti, then you may be happy to learn that there are many varieties out there. The selecting, planting, and care of succulents will be discussed, along with demonstrations. There will also be free cuttings that be taken home and grown!. Come to our FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn all about succulents in Central Florida.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Eventbrite - 8-12-17  Succulents

8/22/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:30PM

Shade Gardening
Have a shady spot where nothing seems to grow? Find out why Master Gardeners say "right plant...right place", at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar, where a Master Gardener will detail plants that love the shade!
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 - 8-22-17  Shade Gardening

 

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September 2017

9/5/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

BEGONIAS #101
Learn about the various types of begonias to include, how to plant, propagate and care for these beautiful plants, at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, Florida
Eventbrite - 9-5-17  BEGONIAS #101

9/5/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Water Gardening
Come and learn the easiest way to create a water garden from one of our experienced Master Gardeners. They will explain how to avoid the two major set backs of water gardening: algae growth and leaks. This FREE University of Florida/ IFAS Pasco Extension seminar will cover how to actually build your pond and what materials are needed.
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 - 9-5-17   Water Gardening

9/9/17 (Saturday)
10:00AM-11:00AM

Plants for Winter Color
Winter can have color! Come to learn how at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar. Learn how to select plants that will add sparkle and splash to your yard.
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Zephyrhills Library
5347 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Eventbrite - 9-9-17  Plants for Winter Color

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

Creating a Hummingbird Haven
Learn from an accomplished hummingbird lover and birder how to attract these unique birds to your yard, including species that rarely make Florida their home. This seminar will highlight the best plants, trees and shrubs, as well as where to locate them in your yard to encourage hummingbirds to visit. The importance of feeders, water features, and insects for food will also be discussed to help you create the perfect hummingbird home at this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar.
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
FL 34639
Eventbrite - 9-9-17  Creating a Hummingbird Haven

9/14/17 (Thursday)
2:00PM-3:00PM

Composting Workshop
Come to this UF/IFAS Pasco Extension workshop and learn the do's and dont's of composting for Florida flowers and vegetables. Composting helps recycle nutrients into plants and add crucial organic matter to your soil The fee includes workshop instruction and one composting bin. PASCO COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. NO REFUNDS. 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 - 9-14-17  Composting Workshop

9/19/17 (Tuesday)
2:00PM-3:30PM

Selection and Management of Crepe Myrtles
Crepe Myrtles are a popular small tree for home landscapers because of their prolific summer flowers, heat tolerance and drought resistance. This seminar will discuss how to select and care for these versitile trees, to include how to properly prune them. Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn how to prevent "crepe murder"!
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 - 9-19-17  Selection and Management of Crepe Myrtles

 

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October 2017

10/3/17 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:40PM

Using Unique Growing Practices to Add Edibles to Your Landscape
Dragonfly Ranch has been teaching natural gardening and unconventional growing practices for decades. Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and learn about using hugelkultur, permaculture and other sustainable and unconventional growing practices to add edibles to your landscape. Learn how to grow an edible yard and landscaping within HOA guidelines and codes, while helping birds, bees and the environment in the process. This class is for everyone: from apartment dwellers to those with modest yards to those with large gardens or acreage. Bring photos of your yard or growing areas for discussion at the end of the class. Free plants and seeds to for anyone that attends!
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 - 10-3-17  Using Unique Growing Practices to Add Edibles to Your Landscape

10/7/17 (Saturday)
9:00AM-3:00PM

GARDENING 365 - Pasco Master Gardener Festival
SAVE THE DATE: Gardening 365, Pasco Master Gardener Horticultural festival. San Antonio City Park, 12200 Main Street, San Antonio, FL 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (rain or shine) FREE Parking Gardening products galore from all your favorite plant nurseries in the Central Florida area. They will be selling tools, plants, anything and everything garden related. Over 100 vendors are expected! UF/IFAS Pasco Extension and Master Gardeners will be offering educational seminars throughout the day along with many area non-profit organizations. Events for all family members!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

San Antonio City Park
12200 Main Street
San Antonio, Florida 33525
Eventbrite - 10-7-17  GARDENING 365 -  Pasco Master Gardener Festival