Congratulations to this year’s 2024 Master Gardener class

Master Gardener volunteer training is a partnership between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

man stirring soil in jar
Jar method to determine soil texture.
sowing large seeds in tray of soil
Sowing seeds for later transplant.

Coursework included in-person lecture, online presentations, video, textbook reading, self-assessment, small group work, and activities. Module objectives guide the adult learning experience, enabling participants to take an active role in the learning process. “These graduates have demonstrated a commitment to fulfilling the study requirements, investing in themselves and developing this gardening community,” stated Barbara Edmonds, Levy Extension Horticulture PA. “Look for Master Gardeners at Extension sponsored programs, sharing homeowner horticulture recommendations and information based on UF research based studies.”

Demonstrating dormant pruning on grapevine.
Discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice with dormant pruning of grapevine.

Plant questions and specimens may be brought to UF/IFAS plant clinics or visit the Extension office. Text @DOORY to 81010, and answer a few questions to receive seasonal horticulture information from UF/IFAS Extension Levy County.

woman carrying tray of seedling plants
Seedlings ready to set in the garden!

Congratulations to these awesome volunteer graduates, the 2024 class of Nature Coast Master Gardeners!

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Caption: (seated L-R) Tammy Sprinkle, Gabby Carroll, Kelsey Angers, Ketti Davison, (standing L-R) Scott Wallace, Janene Hartley, Jennifer Munden, Sarah Taylor, Debbie Beltzer-Harper, Sue Lindhorst, Elizabeth Broz, John Brunner, Christina O’Grady. photo courtesy Michael Harmon

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Posted: May 1, 2024


Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Levy County Extension, Master Gardener


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