Meet Our Master Gardener Volunteers
Master Gardener Volunteers are adult volunteers recruited and trained by county extension agents and University of Florida specialists to provide assistance in Extension home horticultural programs. Through this program, enthusiastic gardeners study such areas as botany, horticulture, soil science, and plant and insect identification and management. The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is administered by the Cooperative Extension Service, a part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
If you are interested in becoming a Pasco County Master Gardener Volunteer, please call (352) 518-0156 or email Jim Moll, firstname.lastname@example.org, to add your name to the prospective Master Gardener email contact list.
Pasco Extension Web Site http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu
Agents welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the unique role Extension plays in your community. County Extension Agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida and are trained professional educators who can help residents & businesses find solutions to local challenges.
At some point during the year, an essential pre-course meeting (Meet and Greet) must be attended. The course is intensive and requires a huge commitment in time from our instructors and students.
If you are accepted into the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program, you will receive 72 hours of horticultural training in a 12-week course. A required fee covers educational books from the University of Florida Press and other class expenses. The course is held one full day each week via live online video conferencing (typically Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)., with pre-recorded modules the remainder of the week. If you are interested in becoming a potential Master Gardener Volunteer trainee, please call us at (352) 518-0156 or email Jim Moll at email@example.com
Master Gardener Volunteer Program:
Master Gardeners are adult volunteers recruited and trained by county extension agents and University of Florida specialists to provide assistance in Extension home horticultural programs. Through this program, enthusiastic gardeners study such areas as botany, horticulture, soil science, and plant and insect identification and management. The Florida Master Gardener Program is administered by the Cooperative Extension Service, a part of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Dorothy Moore Memorial Scholarship Donation
Dorothy Hanson Moore August 31, 1949 - July 17, 2020
Dorothy Moore was a teacher and a dedicated UF/IFAS Extension Pasco Master Gardener Volunteer and was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award from Corporation for National and Community Service under the Points of Light Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a Kumquat? https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr368
How do I grow Citrus? https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs132
How do I start a butterfly garden? https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw057
Do you have a list of Pasco County Butterflies and their larval host plants? http://bit.ly/ButterfliesandLarvalHosts
How can I grow vegetables in Pasco County? https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021
How do I maintain my lawn? https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/yourfloridalawn/
What grass can I grow in the shade? If you have less than 6 hours of sunlight none. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep072
What are the watering restrictions in Pasco County? https://www.pascocountyfl.net/172/Water-Restrictions
When is the best time to put in new sod? During the growing season, April to September, with the timing during the summer rains being the best. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh013
How much and how often should I water new sod? These guidelines are based on research done at the University of Florida and fit within Pasco County’s watering restrictions https://www.pascocountyfl.net/2683/Sod-establishment
What is the disease that is killing citrus in Florida? It’s called Citrus Greening, currently there is no cure for this fatal disease. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp326
I have a tree that’s not looking as good as it once did what should I do? Have a qualified arborist evaluate you tree for health and structural strength. The International Society of Arboriculture has this handy website www.treesaregood.org