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Lake County Extension offers classes on Florida-friendly flowering trees and backyard chickens

RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2018

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the following programs in July:

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Central Florida 

July 21 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares 

Master Gardener Crandall May will present on Florida-friendly flowering trees and shrubs suited for central Florida. Covered topics also include crape myrtle care and pruning. The program is part of the “Saturday in the Gardens” series, which explores popular home lawn and garden themes. Registration is $5 per participant and is available online at https://lakegardeningprograms.eventbrite.com.

Chicken University

July 26 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares 

Back by popular demand, this two-hour class introduces the prospective small flock poultry producer or backyard chicken keeper to the basics of chicken biology, nutrition, and husbandry. Topics to be covered include getting started, feeds and feeding, trouble-shooting egg production, and how to legally sell your eggs. Registration, which includes a printed booklet, is $10 and is available online at https://UfChickenUni.eventbrite.com.

For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/. The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.





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