Meet Our Master Gardener Volunteers

Pasco County Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Plant Sale 

Friday March 19th and Saturday, March 20th 2021 9am-noon 

The UF/IFAS Pasco Extension, Master Gardener Volunteers present their 2021 Spring Plant Sale. Selection of plants include Florida-Friendly plants, Florida native, butterfly & hummingbird attractors, and many more.

Date: Friday March 19, 2012 9:00am to noon and Saturday March 20 9:00am to noon

Location: One-Stop-Shop (Stallings Building) 15029 14th Street Dade City Florida 33523

Tickets are required to attend this event: https://bit.ly/mgvplantsale2021

Bring a Cart or Wagon or Use One of Ours* - *Limited Supply

By purchasing tickets, you agree to wear a facial covering (that fully covers your nose and mouth) and practice social distancing during the event. Purchase also indicates that you have read and understand the FAQs.

MGV Spring Plant Sale Flyer - Draft Eventbrite

Tickets are required to attend this event: https://bit.ly/mgvplantsale2021 

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. 

Ms. Dorothy Moore Memorial Quote Image

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

  1. About Us
  2. Become a Master Gardener
  3. Resources
  4. Virtual Plant Clinic

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.

CONTACT US

If you are interested in becoming a Pasco County Master Gardener Volunteer, please call (352) 518-0156 or email Jim Moll, jmoll@pascocountyfl.net, to add your name to the prospective Master Gardener email contact list.

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

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.

Please cllck her for more information: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/pasco/master-gardeners/#:~:text=Read%20More...-,Contact%20Us,Master%20Gardener%20email%20contact%20list.

UF IFAS Pasco Extension Welcome Brochure Front Page

Text information from above brochure.

Welcome to UF/IFAS Pasco Cooperative Extension

We have Solutions for Your Life.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Main Office 36702 State Road 52 Dade City, Florida 33525-5198

Satellite Office Central Pasco Professional Center 4111 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Rm. 311Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 

One Stop Shop (formerly Stallings Bldg.) 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL 33525 Dade City 352-521-1254

Land O’ Lakes 813-929-2725 Fax 352-523-1921

 E-mail mgardeners@pascocountyfl.net

 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. Information is furnished to residents using: Contacts mail, visits, phone, plant clinics

Meetings tours, seminars, workshops, exhibits Volunteers trained by Extension to teach others

Media/ Publications web sites, television, radio, newsletters, fact sheets and bulletins.

Rev: November 2020

UF IFAS Pasco Extension Welcome Brochure Back Page

Text information from above brochure.

Pasco Cooperative Extension Service is supported by: University of Florida FDACS Pasco Board of County Commissioners US Department of Agriculture

Extension Mission Statement: Pasco Extension is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.
Educational events and activities are offered free or at a small fee.

Extension offers volunteer opportunities; Please phone or visit our office.

Speaker’s Bureau: Does your group or club need a speaker? Call Extension!
An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Single copies of UF/IFAS Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county UF//IFAS Extension offices.
Horticulture
• Garden problems
• Horticulture Professional Trainings
• Urban Horticulture
• Master Gardener Volunteers
• Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Whitney Elmore, Urban Horticulture
 352-518-0156 Ext. 5340
Jim Moll, Master Gardener Program
Manager
352-518-0156 Ext. 5342
Katie Harper, FFL Coordinator
352-518-0156 Ext. 5354
Frank Galdo, FFL Coordinator
813-929-2716 Ext. 2716
Elizabeth Urquiola, One Stop Shop (OSS) Program Coordinator
352-521-1254 Ext. 5325
Kyle Christmas, Community
Gardens Assistant, East Side
352-521-1255 Ext. 5326
Christopher Carreiro, Community
Gardens Assistant, West Side
813-996-2411, Ext. 2458
Youth Development
• 4-H program for youth ages
 5-18
• Leadership
• Citizenship
• Public Speaking
• Finance
• Club and school volunteers
Shayla Reighter, 4-H Agent
352-518-0156 Ext. 5327
Agriculture
• Commercial Livestock
• Beef production
• Pasture and forage management
Laura Bennett, Multi-County Livestock Agent
352-518-0156 Ext. 5348
Commercial Horticulture
• Citrus
• Ornamental nurseries
• Commercial crops
Matt Smith, Multi-County Sustainable
Agriculture Agent
352-569-6862
Family and Consumer Services (FCS)
• Family Nutrition Program
• Health and Food Safety
• Housing
• Money Management
• Employee and Relationship Training
• Work and the Workplace
• Home & Community Education Volunteers
Shari Bresin, FCS Agent
352-518-0156 Ext. 5343
Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
Janet Ortiz, FNP Program Manager 813-996-2411
Brenda Borjas, ext. 2461 – Program Assistant
Darla Fernandez, ext. 2462 – Program Assistant
Tabitha Villa, ext. 2460 – Program Assistant
Michael Karaszkiewicz, ext. 2459 – Program Assistant