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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. 

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We delight in the bounty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that bounty - Maya Angelou

Received a suspicious package of seeds from China?

What To Do: Anyone receiving unsolicited seed packages from other countries should follow these directions:
  • Do not open the seed packet and avoid opening outer packaging or mailing materials, if possible.
  • Do not plant the seeds or discard them in trash that will be landfilled.
  • Limit contact with the seed package until further guidance on handling, disposal, or collection is available from the USDA.
  • Report the seed package to the FDACS Division of Plant Industry at 1-888-397-1517 or DPIhelpline@FDACS.gov
  • Report the seed package to the USDA APHIS Anti-Smuggling Hotline at 1-800-877-3835 or SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov
  • When reporting the seed package to FDACS and USDA/APHIS, please be prepared to provide one’s name, physical address, phone number, and email address for contact purposes.
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*UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Offices to Slowly Reopen

*Offices Now Open 

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office is working to slowly and safely reopen county locations with limited services, following the guidelines in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery as follows:

*One Stop Shop Incubator Kitchen is open; face masks are required

email eurquiola@pascocountyfl.net for more information.

Offices are open to the public for walk-ins and by appointment

Federal and state social distancing guidelines remain in place and will limit the number of people allowed inside at any given time. You can expect to see Extension team members wearing face masks, and we recommend customers wear a mask, as well, if you would like to enter the building. At-risk or vulnerable customers are encouraged to call (352) 518-0156 or email (need address) for a consultation.

Our popular online Virtual Plant Clinics (bit.ly/2XtsoQH) offering yard and pest control help will continue until further notice. Learn more about online clinics and our extensive Webinar Series catalog at http://bit.ly/PascoExtension


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WHO WE ARE

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation. All of these groups share in the planning, financing, and operation of extension programs. In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida.

Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America’s citizens.  Pasco County Extension is an off-campus branch of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(UF/IFAS) and serves as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community by providing educational materials and programs for adults and youth. Pasco County Government provides support for local faculty, staff and facilities.

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Great news!

Master Gardeners Volunteers set up a Virtual Plant Clinic where you can talk live with a Master Gardener Volunteer about your plants.

We are expanding the Virtual Plant Clinic hours by adding Tuesday and Thursday hours from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The link for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM is  https://ufl.zoom.us/j/350600226

The link for Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM is https://ufl.zoom.us/j/97926337952

Phone consultations are available through the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please contact us via email at virtualpcpasco@gmail.com or visit our website for more information: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/pasco/

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