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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November 2016

11/1/16 (Tuesday)
6:30PM-7:30PM

Growing and Using Herbs
Growing and using herbs in your garden?..Keep it simple and enhance your garden with the fragrance of herbs and also give your culinary skills pizzazz!
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 - 1-1-16  Growing and Using Herbs
11/5/16 (Saturday)
9:00AM-10:00AM

The Beautiful World of Florida Wildflowers
Some of these beauties are subtle and others have a showy display. If you want the bees and butterflies to visit your landscape, think of planting wildflowers. Which flowers to plant? Attend this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and get your answers!
For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

Pasco County Extension Office - Clayton Hall
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525
Eventbrite - 11-5-16  The Beautiful World of Florida Wildflowers
11/12/16 (Saturday)
9:00AM-12:00PM

UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Family Garden Day
The UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Florida- Friendly Landscaping Program is offering a rain water harvesting and bee abode workshop at the Land ‘O Lakes Community Center on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00-12:00 AM. Come for one or both workshops all in one place for the whole family! Jim Moll, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, will lead a rain harvesting workshop (children are welcome at this workshop but they must be supervised by parent/guardian). Each paying household will receive one rain barrel. Dr. Whitney Elmore, County Extension Director and Urban Horticulture Agent, will lead a bee abode workshop for families where children and adults will learn about the importance of bees and make their own bee abode to take home. Each paying household will receive one bee abode. Additional bee abodes are available for an additional $7.00/abode fee (up to two extra abodes/household). Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for both sessions. No refunds.
  • Rain harvesting workshop $25/registration. Limit one rain barrel/household (workshop starts at 9:00)
  • Bee workshop with bee abode $15/registration. Includes one bee abode/household (workshop starts at 10:30)
  • Up to two extra bee abodes with paid workshop registration - $7.00/abode.
  • Saver Combo - Both Workshops for $35/registration (not including extra bee abodes).

  • 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 - UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Family Garden Day
    11/15/16 (Tuesday)
    2:00PM-3:30PM

    Winter Vegetables
    Learn how to plan and plant a fall vegetable garden. We will discuss which plants grow best in your garden, caring for them, and reaping the fruits of your efforts. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and be prepared to start your fall veggie garden!
    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 - 11-14-16  Winter Vegetables
    11/15/16 (Tuesday)
    10:30AM-11:30AM

    Urban Coyotes
    UF/IFAS Pinellas Natural Resources Extension Agent, Laura Milligan, will introduce urban coyotes. Laura will discuss the biology and ecology behind these animals and how to protect pets and property. Come to this FREE University of Florida/ IFAS Pasco Extension seminar and have your questions about the coyote issues answered.
    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 - 11-15-16  Urban Coyotes
    11/19/16 (Saturday)
    10:00AM-11:00AM

    Growing Beautiful Begonias
    Beautiful presentation on numerous varieties of exotic begonias. Learn how to grow and maintain healthy plants at this FREE University of Florida Pasco extension seminar . Begonias will be available for purchase
    For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

    Zephyrhills Library
    5347 8th Street
    Zephyrhills, FL 33542
    Eventbrite - 11-19-16 -Growing Beautiful Begonias
     

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    December 2016

    12/3/16 (Saturday)
    9:00AM-11:00AM

    Ridding Your Lawn & Landscape of Pesky Weeds
    Do you have unsightly weeds that laugh at your attempt to control them? Learn what you can do to rid your yard from a variety of these. Come to our FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension seminar for guidance.
    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 - 12-3-16  Ridding Your Lawn & Landscape of Pesky Weeds

    12/6/16 (Tuesday)
    6:30PM-7:30PM

    Good Bug, Bad Bug
    What insects are eating my vegetables? Find out how to identify the good bugs from the bad and how to control them in your vegetable and flower gardens.
    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 - 12-6-16   Good Bug, Bad Bug

    12/15/16 (Thursday)
    8:30AM-5:00PM

    Green Industry Best Management Practices Training - GI-BMP
    The GI-BMPs are science- based educational programs for Green Industry workers (lawn care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping (TM) program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida's ground and surface waters.

  • Only Pasco Government & Pasco School District employees are eligible for a rate of $20.00. The employees must obtain the signature of their immediate supervisor on the pre-paid ticket and present it at the door for admission at this price.
  • All other attendees will have a charge of $30.00. You must present a photo ID along with the pre-paid ticket for admission. No exceptions.
  • All ticket prices include a lunch (sandwich, chips & drink).
  • NOTE: Those registering as Pasco Government and Pasco School District employees will be cross-referenced with a list of approved/paid employees to attend at this government rate.
  • Pre-Registration and pre-payment are required through Eventbrite. UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension does not offer refunds once tickets are purchased.
    For more information, call the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0156.

    Land O Lakes Community Center
    5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd.
    Land O Lakes, FL 34639
    Eventbrite - 12-15-16 - Green Industry Best Managment Practices Training       GI-BMP

    12/20/16 (Tuesday)
    10:30AM-11:30AM

    Grow Winter Vegetables in Pasco County
    Florida winters provide perfect weather for growing fresh, nutritious vegetables. Come to this FREE University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension seminar to gain tips on how to plant and harvest your next crop.
    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 - 12-20-16   Grow Winter Vegetables in Pasco County

     

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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

    3/11/17 (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

    3/20/17 (Monday)
    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 - 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

    3/25/17 (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