2023 Upcoming Webinars
All webinars are at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Webinars provide a convenient and free professional development option for people who want to learn new strategies and tools without taking time off work and paying travel expenses. Each hour-long session will be recorded and available to view whenever you would like click the link
‐ April 27 – Grafting, Budding, and Airlayering with Jeff Williamson
‐ May 25 – Applying Ecological Principles in Your Garden Ecosystem with Cynthia Nazario-Leary
‐ June 22 – Protecting Yourself from Heat Stroke with LaTrina Massey
‐ July 27 – Dragon Fruit and Finger Limes with Jeff Wasielewski
‐ August 24 – Heritage Vegetables with Dina Leibowitz
‐ September 28 – Medicinal Plants: Research Update with Brian Pearson
‐ October 26 – Old Garden Roses with Matt Orwat
‐ November 16 – Design for Florida-Friendly Success with Jen Marvin
‐ December 14 – Pass-along Plants for Florida with Wendy Wilber
Add these Continuing Education opportunities to your calendar.
2023 FFL Program » Professional Landscape Webinar Series
The webinar series for professionals provides free, science-based information on topics of interest to green industry professionals, landscape architects, community association managers, and others.
Note: There is no charge for attending the FFL Professional Landscape Series. FFL Professional Landscape Webinar Series Link https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/resources/webinars/for-
Florida Gardening Events » Gardening Solutions. Master Gardener Events Statewide Events: This is just a selection of gardening events, webinars, and presentations being held around the state.
Events - Gardening Events Throughout Florida - Master Gardener Program University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (ufl.edu)
From UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
From UF/IFAS Communications
UF/IFAS offers free webinars to help people file tax returns
Grow your plate
The cost of eggs has flown the coop
Florida strawberry growers boosted by UF research
From Our Community
Monday to Friday » PIDC-
Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic at Terry Park Office
This is a MGV’s service offering to Lee County residents.
Lee County Garden Gurus – Gardening Series 2023
Ask the Expert Exhibit – 21 st Annual Burrowing Owl Festival
Master Gardener Coordinator
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
3410 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone: (239) 634-3863 /firstname.lastname@example.org
5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
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.
2022 GARDEN CLUB meetings, work parties, & field trips are temporarily postponed until further notice. Everyone stay safe!
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.
Nature at Noon FREE Gopher Tortoise Lecture - Facebook
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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