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UF/IFAS Extension
Gilchrist County

UF/IFAS Extension Gilchrist County is a partnership between the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. County Extension functions for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

(352) 463-3174
125 E. Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm, daily.

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Growing a Green Thumb; Starting with Seeds
There may be instances when you want to sow seed in containers instead of directly sowing into the ground or a raised bed. Some vegetables easily adapt to being transplanted


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!
From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult


2022 Levy County Library Summer Program
Nature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) teamed-up with sixty-five children and a dozen adults during the 2022 Levy County Library Summer Program. In cooperation with Darlene Slattery, Levy County Library Director and Layce Hallman, Library Office Manager, NCMG visited five branch libraries during the week-long program


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    Mushroom, Toadstool and Conk
    Early Europeans believed the sudden, seemingly overnight appearance of mushroom and toadstool proved fairies and malicious spirits had been in the area. Mushroom are the reproductive structure of fungi


    Nature’s Best Hope
    Nature's Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard As the year draws to a close, and we start thinking about the holidays and gift giving, consider this book, by Douglas W. Tallamy