Cooperative Extension Service 
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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
 
Hendry County Extension, P.O. Box 68, LaBelle, Florida 33975-0068  Phone (863) 674-4092

Hendry County Horticulture News

Hendry County Goes Digital

Just a few short years ago, who would have thought that computers would become so ubiquitous in people's lives?

Information, plants, seeds, and products are now only a keystroke away with university, nonprofit, and private company web sites devoted specifically to gardening.  For many horticultural enthusiasts, the Internet has become an important gardening tool.  Many gardeners use it for reference, like a massive desktop library.  With a computer, modem, and Internet access, it is possible to find all sorts of information and almost anything related to gardening on the web. You can use your computer to compare notes about plants and gardens with gardeners around the world.

The Hendry County Extension Office has joined the digital age and launched the Hendry County - Horticulture Web Site over one year ago.  The web site is loaded with information and links and is a great place to begin to look for horticulture information that relates to Hendry County.

Since that time the web site has grown like topsy and now has over 200 pages of horticultural information posted, including sections on butterfly gardening, invasive plants, vegetable gardening as well as all of the past issues of gardening articles that have appeared in the Caloosa Belle.

The site is updated every few days and is a great way to learn more about Hendry County horticulture.  You will find the Hendry County - Horticulture web site at http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/~gmcavoy/index.htm or simply by typing Hendry County and horticulture into your search engine.

The day may soon come when a computer sits in the garden shed beside the spade, hoe, and tiller!

Good luck and good gardening.

Gene McAvoy is the horticulture agent with the Hendry County Extension Service.  Direct your horticulture questions to PO Box 68, LaBelle, FL 33975,  e-mail - gmcavoy@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu or phone 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598.  You are also welcome to visit the Hendry County Extension Office at 225 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle.   Office hours are from 8:00 - 5:00.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an Equal Employment Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin.
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN AGRICULTURE, FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES, SEA GRANT AND 4-H YOUTH, STATE OF FLORIDA, IFAS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING

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