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Get your gardening questions answered live by UF/IFAS Extension experts

  • The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss beneficial insects, live on Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central.
  • Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive.
  • Zoom requires pre-registration, and viewers have another option to tune in on Facebook Live. An expert monitors each platform’s comments to answer viewer questions live.

UF/IFAS Extension horticulture agents in the Northwest Florida counties developed the “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” series to address topics related to home landscaping. The next session will open the floor for any questions, to be answered live on Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central.

The video streams concurrently on both Zoom and the “Gardening in the Panhandle” Facebook page.

The upcoming expert panel features Beth Bolles, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County environmental horticulture agent; Mark Tancig, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County commercial and residential horticulture agent; Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County agriculture and commercial horticulture agent; and Evan Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Walton County commercial and environmental horticulture agent.

Zoom participants can submit questions when they register, at tinyurl.com/795fkjfh, although participants are also able to ask questions live on either platform.

The series began last year as more people turned to gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic and virtual programming increased in popularity. The 2021 series has already included discussions on weeds, spring vegetable gardening, lawn care, culinary herbs, ornamental and turf diseases and beneficial insects. After each session, recordings are closed captioned and uploaded to a YouTube playlist (tinyurl.com/GardeningLive). Previous recordings can be viewed there now.

Coming up in the next few presentations are a discussion on beginning beekeeping (Sept. 9) and invasive species (Oct. 14). View the rest of the schedule at tinyurl.com/y5r34fa4.

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