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.
NOTE:  if you are interested in Family and Consumer Sciences programs, please select the following link to the FCS calendar: http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/calendar_FCS.shtml

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February 2015

2/14/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Growing Orchids
Growing orchids can be simple.  Learn how to grow healthy, lovely orchids from an experienced grower who is a Pasco County Extension Master Gardener.

Seminar held at Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes

NOTE:
  We have been advised that the parking area for the above location is being reconstructed.  It will not be available for parking anywhere around the building until the earliest, June 2015.  The alternate parking is the empty field on the north side of the building.  The entrance will be through the front building.  Please look for signs with parking instructions.

Eventbrite - 11-8-14 Introduction to Growing Orchids

2/16-22/15
Monday thru Friday: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 7:00 p.m.
Butterflies and Blooms
Encounter butterfly eggs and chrysalises, caterpillars, and emerging butterflies while strolling through the Pasco County Master Gardeners' Butterflies and Blooms exhibit.  Observe close-up the habitat butterflies thrive in and enjoy a tranquil water feature.  Entrance into the exhibit is included with fair admission.  It is open to adults and children of all ages.

Pasco County Fair
Dade City
2/28/15 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m.
Compost Happens Workshop
This workshop will be held in Clayton Hall at the Pasco County Extension Service.  It will be led by Jim Moll, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Coordinator.  The $25 fee covers the workshop, including classroom instruction and a composting bin (limit one per household). For more information please call 352-518-0470

Pre-registration is required and done on a first-come, first-paid basis. The registration form must be received no later than Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

REGISTRATION FORM

Pasco County Fairgrounds
36702 State Road 52
Dade City

2/28/15 (Saturday)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Shade Plants for the Florida Homescape
Not sure what plants grow well in a shady yard?  Then attend this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar.  Plants that thrive in shady conditions will be covered.

Home Depot
10017 US Hwy 19
Port Richey
Eventbrite - 2-28-15 Shade Plants for the Florida Landscape

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March 2015

3/3/15 (Tuesday)
6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
Turf Grass Trials and Tribulations
Lawns can be a source of great pride, or pain.  Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar to discover how to turn your tribulations into triumphs with the right care.  Covered topics are pest and weed management, correct fertilization, and mowing.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road)
Hudson
Eventbrite - 3-3-15 Turfgrass Trials and Tribulations

3/7/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Wake Up Your Landscape from Winter's Nap
Knowing when to prune cold-damaged plants, what type of fertilizer to apply, and how much water to add, turns your sleeping landscape into a colorful, healthy garden of Eden.  Come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar for details.

Clayton Hall
36702 State Road 52
Dade City
Eventbrite - 3-7-15 Wake Up Your Landscape from Winter's Nap
3/14/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bonsai
Curious about bonsai gardening?  Then attend this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar to gain an understanding of how to choose the correct container, right soil and best plants.  Tips on pruning your plant into an artful design will also be covered.

We were just advised that the parking area is being reconstructed.  It will not be available for parking anywhere around the building until the earliest, June 2015.  The alternate parking is the empty field on the north side of the building.  The entrance will be through the front building. Please look for signs with parking directions.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes
Eventbrite - 3-14-15 Bonsai

3/28/15 (Saturday)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cold-Hardy Palms for Pasco County
Are you looking for that tropical effect in Pasco's subtropical climate?  Then come to this FREE UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar to discover which cold-hardy palms can help you achieve it.  How to grow and care for hardy palms will be covered.

Home Depot
10017 US Hwy 19
Port Richey
Eventbrite - 3-28-15 Cold-Hardy Palms for Pasco

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April 2015

4/4/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 11: a.m.
Perspectives on Fungi - Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms, and Man
From world religions to plant and human disease to foods and culture, fungi have shaped our world.  Come to this FREE Pasco Extension seminar to explore how these poorly understood beings make it possible for humans to exist.

Pasco County Extension
Clayton Hall
36702 State Road 52
Dade City
Eventbrite - 4-4-15 Perspectives on Fungi - Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms, and Man


4/7/15 (Tuesday)
6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
Colorful Caladiums
Easy-to-care for caladiums in an array of stunning colors add drama to your garden.  Come to this FREE Pasco Extension seminar to find out how to plant and care for this low-maintenance plant.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road)
Hudson

Eventbrite - 4-7-15 Colorful Caladiums
4/11/15 (Saturday)
9:00 -  10:30 a.m.
Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces
Would you like to grow your own nutritious vegetables but have limited time and space?  This FREE Pasco Extension presentation will show you how to get started so you can enjoy home-grown vegetables year around, even if your growing space is a tiny patio or balcony.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes
Eventbrite - 4-11-15 Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces

4/25/15 (Saturday)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
It's All About Dirt
Get to know your garden's soil and how to nourish it so plants thrive in it year round by attending this FREE Pasco Extension seminar

Home Depot
10017 US Hwy 19
Port Richey

Eventbrite - 4-25-15 It's All About Dirt


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May 2015


5/2/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Water Ventures: An Exploration in Water Conservation
This FREE Pasco Extension event is for children, accompanied by an adult, to learn about water conservation.  Hand-on activities include planting seeds in a greenhouse created from a glove, seeing how water and pollutants cycle through a watershed created by the child, and other related projects.

Pasco County Extension
Clayton Hall
36702 State Road 52
Dade City
Eventbrite - 5-2-15 Water Ventures: An Exploration in Water Conservation


5/5/15 (Tuesday)
6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
Table Scrap Gardening
Turn your table scraps into potatoes, pineapples, celery, garlic and many other food plants propagated from leftovers.  Attend this FREE Pasco Extension seminar to discover how.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road)
Hudson
Eventbrite - 5-5-15 Table Scrap Gardening

5/9/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Good Bamboo and Bad Bamboo
Learn which bamboo species are an asset to your landscape and which are invasive and should not be planted.  This FREE Pasco Extension seminar will cover the advantages of tropical varieties and how to grow them.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes
Eventbrite - 5-9-15 Good Bamboo and Bad Bamboo


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June 2015

6/2/15 (Tuesday)
6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
Growing Plants from Stem Cuttings
Grow hard-to-find plants, save money, and share your favorite plants with friends and neighbors by learning how to cultivate plants through stem cuttings at this FREE Pasco Extension seminar.

Hudson Library
8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road)
Hudson

Eventbrite - 6-2-15 Growing Plants from Stem Cuttings

6/6/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Growing Herbs for Tea
Want to know what goes into making the perfect cup of tea?  Then come to this FREE Pasco Extension seminar to hear about what herbs to grow and how to harvest, dry and store them.  Herbal tea blending recipes will be shared.

Pasco County Extension
Clayton Hall
36702 State Road 52
Dade City
Eventbrite - 6-6-15 Growing Herbs for TEa
6/13/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Growing and Cooking with Herbs
Enjoy the scent and taste of herbs grown in your own garden and add beauty and texture to your yard.  This FREE, hands-on Pasco Extension seminar will get you started and give you cooking suggestions as well.  Food prepared with herbs will be available to sample, and herbs will be available for purchase.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes
Eventbrite - 6-13-15 Growing and Cooking with Herbs


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July 2015

7/11/15 (Saturday)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Garden with the Fairies
Learn how to make a miniature dish garden the fairies will love. This FREE hands-on Pasco Extension seminar is full of suggestions for appropriate plants and fairy accents.

Land O' Lakes Community Center
5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. (US 41)
Land O' Lakes
Eventbrite - 7-11-15 Garden with the Fairies


   

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