GARDEN PROJECTS AND EVENTS IN THE NEWS
The UF/IFAS Extension Lee County Master Gardener Training Program. The training comprises a thirteen-week class lecture series and hands-on training taught by UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Extension Faculty and will include topics such as ornamental plants, vegetables, palms, tropical fruits, Florida Friendly Landscaping, plant pathology, plant propagation, soil, fertilizers, pest management, and more. Taking part in this training is the first step in becoming a certified UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer. In return, new Master Gardeners serve 35 hours of volunteering in Extension Lee County approved gardening projects within the first year of their certification, per the statewide program bylaws Volunteers renew their certification each year by participating in 10 learning hours and providing 35 volunteer hours each additional year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ana Bonstedt at email@example.com or (239) 634-3863
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB
UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning is a central source for online training and professional development opportunities related to agriculture, natural resources, youth and families, and communities. These continuing education and non-credit courses and educational modules are developed by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) experts. New research-based courses and modules are continually added to the catalog of offerings.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow!
It's dry season in Southwest Florida. Each year between November and April, groundwater supplies are reduced due to limited rainfall. Conserving water at home can help reduce the stress on our aquifers and keep wells from running dry.
Visit leegov.com/water for tips on how you can do your part to keep Lee County's water flowing.
Special thanks to the hard work of crews from all over our country who have worked on clearing debris, opening roads, restoring power, providing supplies and food! The progress has been amazing!
Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell announced the addition of aerial photography to the Property Appraiser’s website (www.leepa.org) for access by taxpayers, appraisers, contractors and other interested parties.
The aerial photography was taken in the days after Hurricane Ian’s landfall on Sept. 28 and will help the Property Appraiser’s Office identify properties impacted by the storm.
Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell encourages all taxpayers who were impacted by Hurricane Ian to visit the website to provide staff with their contact information and describe their damage.
The Property Appraiser’s Office will use residents’ contact information to keep them informed about any changes that could provide tax relief.
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Amazing Gopher Tortoise Resources:
Join Florida Master Naturalist Tony Mauriello for a series of FREE noon-time interpretive programs at the new Welcome & Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park with park admission. Sponsored by Friends of Lovers Key. The Amazing Gopher Tortoise – Gopher tortoises have been around for millions of years, but today they are a threatened species in Florida and several other states. We will explore their unique characteristics, their habitat and the major issues facing these gentle and important creatures.
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Work Party at the Kiwanis Kids Park! We prepared another section of the kids park and planted butterfly plants, all native. Clearly the SJCCA appreciates our work! Barb
Pine Island Garden Club Summertime Gardening