David Austin, Environmental Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Coordinator
davidaustin@ufl.edu
(863) 402-7140

 

Important Dates

Barry Foster Radio Show

Tune in to TK 730AM to listen to Highlands County Horticulturist, David Austin and Master Gardeners speak with local favorite, Barry Foster on all things involving horticulture every second Friday of each month from 8-10am.

Heartland Beekeepers Association

Visit us at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 on the second Thursday of each month, from 7-10pm to discuss all things bees and become a member of the Heartland Beekeeper Association!

Butterfly Garden Workshop

9/13/2016 - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30am-12:30pm

CEU Days

8/24/2016 – Farm CEU Day - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8am-4pm

10/26/2016 – Lawn CEU Day - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8am-4pm

4/11/2017 – Natural CEU Day - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8am-4pm

Citrus Greening Talk

1/23/2017 – Location TBA – 11AM

Florida-Friendly Talk

10/6/2016 - Florida-Friendly, Robbins Nursery Talk and Tour – Robbins Nursery South– 10am-12:30pm

4/11/2017 - 10/8/2016 - Florida-Friendly, Robbins Nursery Talk and Tour – Robbins Nursery South– 10am-12:30pm

Honey Bee Workshop

10/22/2016 - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30am-3:30pm
$25 if registered before 10/19
$30 if registed after 10/19 or at the door

Horticultural Tour

4/12/17 – Location(s) TBA – 8am-5pm

Library Talks

Visit us at your local library. There’s always new and fun things to learn!

7/20/2016 - Avon Park Library - Youth 5-14 - Talk on growing veggies – 2PM

Master Gardener Class

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact David Austin at: davidaustin@ufl.edu or
863-402-7140

1/28/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

2/1/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

2/8/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

2/15/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

2/22/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

3/1/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

3/8/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

3/15/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

3/22/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

3/29/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center – Conference Room #2 & 4H Lab – 9am-4pm

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Plants sold at this sale are grown by Master Gardeners and are sold in order to fund scholarships for local high school seniors and other community projects.

11/19/2016 - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium  - 9am-3pm

RUP Trainings

9/21/2016  - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30AM

5/17/2017 - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30AM

Vegetable Growing Workshop

Come and learn the basics of vegetable gardening offered by UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension!

8/13/2016 – Fall Vegetable Growing Workshop - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30am-12:30pm - $5 Registration Fee

1/14/17 – Spring Vegetable Growing Workshop - Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, O.S. Sam Polston Auditorium – 8:30am-12:30pm – Cost TBA

 

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The Master Gardener Program provides education-based instruction methods incorporated with the latest scientific research, helping Florida citizens to learn more about horticulture in exchange for a predetermined number of volunteer hours.