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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; Soil Preparation
A bit of garden wit, ascribed to Dave Barry, “your first job is to prepare the soil.  The best tool for this is your neighbor's motorized garden tiller


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DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa
Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You'll create a unique, one-of-a-kind, textural container suitable for indoor or outdoor display


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail
Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences


Growing a Green Thumb; Pruning Grapevine
The muscadine is believed to be one of the first native grape species cultivated in North America. Its fruit is popular in jellies, eating in hand, juice and winemaking


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    Tree of the Month, January
    From a distance, white blooms draw your attention when a lot of other trees are still bare.  A closer look reveals clusters of fragrant whitish flowers


    Ready, Set, Garden; A Hands-On Workshop
    This is a three-part program to improve gardening skill and knowledge. “What’s the Deal with Invasive Plants” with Dr