Collier County Extension
Calendar of Events


 

A Year In Our Nature

Hiking In Our Nature

 

January 2018

   
5 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
11 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
Bob Cook, FCHP
Safety in Your Home Garden
Spider bites, lightning strikes, ladders, pruners, rakes and snakes.  We will discuss the pleasures of gardening safely and the potential perils of working outdoors.
Spiders
Snakes
18 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
Nick Ewy, Associate Director of Horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden
Flowering Trees
A rainbow of colors to enhance your Southwest Florida landscape.
Flowering Trees for Southwest Florida
25 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Brian Bovard, Assistant Proffessor of Environmental Studies, FGCU
Up on the Roof
Why rooftop gardens benefit our environment and how to start your own.
Green Roofs
26 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
31 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Community Associations Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
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February 2018

   
1 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
 Andrienne Potter Diaz, Miss Potter's Place
Square Foot Gardening
Learn how to maximize your small garden. 

Vegetable garden
Raised beds
2 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
8 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Chris Gilbert, Collier County Master Gardener
Diary of a Master Gardener

Learn what veteran gardeners know and apply this knowledge to your own garden experience.
15 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
Dennis Giardina, Everglades Region Biologist
The Lost Orchid

Join us as Dennis takes us on a pictorial tour in search of the Everglades' Lost Orchid.
Friends of Fakahatchee 
   
22 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Joel Toledo, Green Door Nursery
Fragrant Plants

Scent may be invisible but adds an important dimension to the pleasures of your garden.
Sensory Gardens
Daytime Fragrance
Nightime Fragrance
   
TBD Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance - English
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension office
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples
Cost: $10
To register call:239-252-4800
 
TBD Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance - Spanish
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension office
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples
Cost: $10
To register call:
Cesar Asuaje  561-233-1727
Peggy   239-252-4800
   
   
   
   

March 2018

   
1 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Chad Washburn, Naples Botanical Gardeen Deputy Director
Florida Natives

Beauty plus low maintenance in your yard and on your lanai.
Native Plants
2 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
   
8 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
Connie Willson, Collier County Master Gardener
Container Gardening: Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers

From plant choice to pot selection, you will be wowed by what you can create.
Container Gardening
   
9 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register click here
   
15 Educational Garden Workshop Series - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
Judy White, Jade Orchids
Orchid Pests and Diseases

Knowing how to diagnose orchid ailments is the key to becoming an orchid grower.
Orchid Pests and Diseases
   
16 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Community Associations Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
TBD Garden Tour and Demonstration Come and learn what grows well in South West Florida, join the knowledgeable Master Gardeners for a tour of the demonstration gardens at 9:00 a.m. and a Gardening Demonstration at 10:00 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month February through April. 
Demonstration: TBD

For more information contact the Collier County Extension Office at 239-252-4800 or email iway@ufl.edu
TBD Educational Garden Workshop Series - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

April 2018

   
 
6 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
   
   
   
   
 
   
   

May 2018

   
   
4 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
4 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register click here
16 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Community Associations Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
   
   
   
   

June 2018

   
1 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
   
   
   
   
   
   
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July 2017

   
7 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
   
11 4-H Backyard and Beyond Workshop
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT at the Collier County Extension Office.
Cost: $20.00
Youth will experience the 4-H Curriculum - Backyard and Beyond - this curriculum connects youth with the outdoors through creative, active, and meaningful experiences in nature.

Trisha Aldridge, Collier County 4-H Coordinator, will be helping children learn the importance of outside. 

Youth are to bring all the food and drinks they will need, a time for lunch will be provided.

Guardians will need to sign a field trip form, as the youth will go across the road from the Extension Office to the Bird Rookery on the CREW land.
For more information and to register...
13 4-H STEAM Day at the Extension Office
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT at the Collier County Extension Office.
Cost: $25.00

Youth Ages 8 - 14 are invited to this hands-on learning class.  Youth will be learning about EV-3 robots, drones and other STEAM related activities. 

Youth are to bring all the food and drinks they will need, a time for lunch will be provided.

The whole 4-H team will be on hand for this workshop - Trisha Aldridge, Marie Morris, Arielle Pierce and Tish Roland.
For more information and to register...
15 Collier County Tropical Fruits Road Show  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Location: We will meet at the Golden Gate Community Center (4701 Golden Gate Pkwy) load up to leave on tour.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Limited Space: Because of space limitations we can take only 30 people.
For more information and to register...
20 Soap Making Workshop for Adults
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT at the Collier County Extension Office.
Cost: $40.00
4-H staff lead this, but it is not for youth (some chemicals that are not youth friendly). 

Adults need to learn too!

If you like to be creative and make soap that you can control what goes into it, then you will love this class.  Trisha Aldridge, Collier County 4-H Outreach Coordinator, will be the lead teacher for this workshop.  Trisha has been making soap for years and makes this process look easy. 

Neat part is that all participants will leave with 3 bars of home made soap.

Please bring your food and drink (non-alcoholic) for the evening.
For more information and to register...
26 The Great CEU Round-Up 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples
Presented by: Florida Turfgrass Association and University of Florida
For more information and to register...
   
   
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August 2017

   
4 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
11 Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance - English
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension office
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples
Cost: $10
To register call 239-252-4800
25 Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance - Spanish
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UF/IFAS Extension office
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples
Cost: $10
To register call:
Cesar Asuaje  561-233-1727
Peggy   239-252-4800
   
   
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September 2017

   
8 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-353-4244 to register.
14 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Community Associations Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
20 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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October 2017

   
6 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-353-4244 to register.
   
   
   
   
   
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November 2017

   
Florida Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
3 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
30 Florida Friendly Landscaping for Community Associations Workshop 1- 3 p.m.
Learn University of Florida's powerful principles for sustaining healthy landscapes.  FREE
For more information and to register...
   
   
   
   
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December 2017

   
   
1 Pesticide Licensing Exams 1 - 4 p.m.
Call 239-252-4800 to register.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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