Reminder About Extension Courses Available


Lawn Professional Course

Lawn care professional and landscaper, who apply fertilizer are required by State Law to have a license in order to apply fertilizers. This is now a statewide requirement. GI-BMP class certificate indicating you received a passing grade is a pre-requisite to applying for this license.

The St. Johns County Extension and IFAS University of Florida are offering the GI-BMP Class Jan. 27 from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at  St. Johns County Wind Mitigation Building,  3111 Agricultural Center Drive. Cost is $25, including lunch and all materials.  Pre-registration is required by Jan. 22.

Call 209-0430.

Vegetable Gardening

 Soil preparation should be done 4-6 weeks before planting a production bed, so it is time to plan and prepare for the spring vegetable garden.

Feb. 5, the St. Johns County Extension Office will be conducting a class on this topic at the St. Johns County Extension Office, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive and run from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

In the class students will learn about amending the garden plot, vegetable varieties to grow for spring and gardening techniques. If you have not had a soil pH analysis done in several years you may also want to bring a 1 pint soil sample to submit for free testing. You must pre-register for the class. There will be a $5 registration fee. To register for the class call 209-0430.




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