Did you know that UF/IFAS has an extension center in downtown Hastings?
Just off of E. St. Johns Ave, you can take a tour of our demonstration landscape, gardens and commercial production practices in Hastings. Interested in a cutting garden? Or maybe an edible landscape? Consider asking your organization, club or school to join us for the day, or even just an hour to visit our facility.
We have it on display! Are you a hands-on learner? You can experience our hydroponic set up and see how we time the fertilizer injections! We might even have some fresh strawberries for you to try if you come soon. The Putnam County Master Gardeners maintain the residential demonstrations every week. We also have a Florida Friendly demonstration for landscape design and plant selection. The staff keep the commercial demonstrations looking snazzy if you are in need of variety recommendations or altering your practices. It would be our pleasure to give you or your group a tour.
You can find more information at the website (Hastings.ifas.ufl.edu), and Ms.Lynn will direct you to the appropriate agent to assist you with your needs. Our facility is directed by Gary England, who is also a fruit crop expert. With his help, we provide workshops on pruning blueberries, peaches and muscadines. We are also a host site for local farm tours, with more coming up! We know that the best way to educate is by example, so come and see our living demonstrations!