How do landscapes interact with Florida’s ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant pests? This class will cover the answers to these questions and more! Continuing education units (CEUs) are also available for individuals that hold a pesticide applicator license.
WHAT: CEU Day – Landscape University!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
WHERE: UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
COST: $40 early bird registration through 10/4; $50 late registration after 10/4
4 total; including 2 CORE + 2 Category in the following:
Commercial Lawn and Ornamental (PCO L&O)
Limited Certification Commercial Landscape Management (LCLM)
Limited Certification Lawn and Ornamental (LLO)
Ornamental and Turf (OT)
Private Applicator Ag (PA)
Right of Way (ROW)
Florida’s Water and Natural Resources – The Importance of Water Quality Protection
The Landscape and Our Waterways
Designing and Maintaining Landscapes for Beneficials
Don’t Throw Shade, Grow In It!
What Goes Wrong and Where to Send It
Hannah Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Agent of Commercial Horticulture in Orange County, provides education to support a vibrant green industry and a sustainable food system. Trainings and partnerships promote environmental stewardship using integrated pest management and urban farming education with an emphasis on hydroponics. Through strategic scientific communication, Hannah aims to cultivate beautiful sustainable landscapes across Central Florida. Hannah has over 10 years of experience as a professional horticulturalist, 5 of those years with UF/ IFAS Extension. Her education includes a BS in Landscape and Nursery Horticulture and a MS in Agroecology from UF.
Brooke Moffis is the Commercial Horticulture and FL Friendly Landscaping Agent with UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County. She served the public and landscape industry for fourteen years as the UF/IFAS Residential Horticulture Agent in Lake and Sumter Counties, which included oversight of Discovery Gardens in Tavares. Previous to her employment with Extension, she managed integrated pest management operations for the Land Pavilion at EPCOT. She earned her Bachelor’s in Horticulture from Tennessee Tech and her Master’s in Entomology and Nematology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, is the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County. She joined Extension in 2020 working locally with farmers, farm workers, and licensed pesticide applicators to improve the sustainability of their operations. She specializes in integrated pest management, pesticide use, and best management practices for farm and landscape maintenance. She is a graduate of the University of Florida’s Doctor of Plant Medicine program, which provided extensive, interdisciplinary and hands-on training related to plants and plant problems. She also has her Master’s degree in entomology where her research focused on invasive species of concern to Florida and educating youth on plant biosecurity topics.