Thursday, November 26, 2020

COLLIER COUNTY EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS ARE HERE TO HELP

 

 

Collier County is home to a variety of tropical flora, most of which can be cultivated in your own yard. Growing and maintaining healthy plants can often present challenges, especially if you are new to managing tropical foliage. The Collier County Extension Office has Master Gardeners to offer guidance on your horticultural endeavors.

If you are having difficulty with your shrubs, don’t know what kind of insects are attacking your plants or if you are having any other plant problems, the Master Gardeners can help. Collier County Master Gardeners are trained and certified by the County Horticulture Agent. Each Master Gardener must complete the training curriculum in addition to 75 volunteer hours prior to earning their certification.

For your convenience, Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions at several locations across Collier County:

Collier County Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, Florida 34120
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, year-round
9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida 34112
Walk-in only
Thursdays from October to April
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Depot, 1651 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples, Florida, 34112
Walk-in only
Saturdays, year-round
10 a.m. to noon

Third Street Farmer’s Market, behind Tommy Bahama, 1220 Third St. S., Naples, Florida 34102
Saturdays from November to May
8 a.m. to noon

Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, Florida 34102
Tuesdays from October to April
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Orange Blossom Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida 34109
Tuesdays from October to April
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Collier County Extension Office at (239) 252-4800, or visit www.collier.ifas.ufl.edu.

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