Lakes Park Ambassadors in September 2019
One of Lee County’s tourism goals is to be the friendliest place to live, work, and visit. The Guests First customer service training program is offered by the Lee County Visitor’s Bureau FREE. Registration is ongoing for the Fall sessions. This program is especially helpful to those employees and volunteers who interface directly with the public. To find out more about this program and to register for classes, CLICK THIS LINK: Customer Service Training Registration | Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Service offers
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program
Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 19, 2019 – The UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Service will hold the next Master Gardener Training Program beginning Jan. 8, 2020. This 13-week comprehensive course will offer students training in basic botany, agriculture, horticulture and Florida’s ecology.
Master Gardener Volunteers are a group of extensively trained volunteers of the Cooperative Extension Service that assist agents in outreach, training and research. The goal of this volunteer program is to increase the reach of the University’s research-based information into the community. The quality of life for residents of Lee County improves through the activities of the volunteers. Graduates give, in turn, a yearly quota of volunteer hours in a variety of activities. Activities include teaching workshops, answering the publics’ gardening questions at the Terry Park office and providing research-based information at community events.
This course will cover a wide range of topics including:
Florida soils and proper amending
Insects, fungus, disease and weed pests
Warm season lawn care and maintenance
Vegetable and small fruit gardening
Landscapes for beauty and protection of resources
Plant nutrients and fertilizing practices
Proper pruning techniques for shrubs and trees
and more gardening topics