Upcoming Gardening Course & Response to Cold-injured Plants

January 5, 2018

The Okaloosa County Master Gardeners and the University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County will offer an eight week winter “Gardening in the Florida Panhandle” course in Fort Walton Beach.

Snow on Satsuma Fruit

Whether you’re interested in vegetable gardening, landscaping or lawns or simply learning how to enjoy your yard more by working less, these classes offer something for you. Come and learn to garden more effectively in a Florida-Friendly way. This course will have a different Okaloosa County Master Gardener or Extension Agent each week to teach the class. Topics include Container Gardening; Orchid Basics; Herbs: Growing, Drying and cooking with Herbs; Getting Ready for another Lawn Growing Season; Bonsai Basics; Plant Diseases and Deficiencies; Landscape Design with Native Plants and Shade Gardening.

This eight week course is offered through the University of West Florida’s Center for Life Long Learning (CLL). You will need to register for this course Jan. 5, 8, 9 or 10 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the University of West Florida (UWF) Emerald Coast Campus located at 1170 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach.

The CLL tuition is $50 but you can take up to four CLL classes for your $50 tuition. The Gardening in the Florida Panhandle course will be held at the County Extension Office Annex located at 127 Hollywood Blvd NW in Fort Walton Beach 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday mornings January 22 thru March 12.

For more information please call (850) 863-6548 or visit the UWF CLL website at www.cll-fwb.org . Space is limited.

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