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Take a Tour of Our Demonstrations at UF/IFAS Hastings!

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.

Hydroponic towers

Narcissus, Paper white ‘Inbal’

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.

Curly Parsley


You can find more information at the website (, 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!

2 Comments on “Take a Tour of Our Demonstrations at UF/IFAS Hastings!

  1. Does the Putnam County extension office have classes in annual vegetable gardening?

    • Hello Frances, we typically offer a class on vegetable gardening once or twice a year. The horticulture agent and Master Gardeners will be planning their workshops next week. Please check out our county website where upcoming classes will be posted on the calendar (, or contact us at 386-329-0318. Thanks

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