Gardening Course starts January 2024

The 2024 Master Gardener course meets once per week, Thursdays, January 25-April 18, 9 am-NOON at Levy Extension Center.

people carrying containers of leafy greens
Describing and demonstrating transplanting and direct seeding at Levy Extension Center.

Addressing challenges of gardening in North Florida, topics include fertilization, efficient watering, pesticide options/selection/use, vegetables, and fruit and citrus tree selection among others. Course uses a combination of lecture, online presentations, online video, textbook reading, self-assessment, small group work, and activities. Module objectives guides the adult learning experience, enabling participants to take an active role in the learning process. This course is an educational experience for yourself or a wonderful gift for the novice, experienced, or new-to-Florida gardener.

Course completion + 75 hours volunteer service with UF/IFAS Extension = certified Master Gardener Volunteer.  NOTE: University of Florida’s basic background screening required. Be prepared to present photo ID first day of class.

Internet access needed. In-person class capped at 30, first call, first served. The University of Florida is committed to providing universal access to all our events. For disability accommodations such as sign language interpreters and listening devices, contact Barbara L. Edmonds,, 352-486-5131 at least one week in advance. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

January 10, 2024, is deadline for $124. non-refundable materials fee (cash, check or money order payable:  University of Florida.  MEMO:  Master Gardener and application. Request an application at or pick up at Levy County Extension, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, 32621. Questions, call 352-486-5131. All extension programs and services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap. Until next time, Cultivate Joy!!        


Posted: December 1, 2023

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Gardening, Growing A Green Thumb, Herbs, Vegetables

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