FNGLA Tampa Chapter Environmental Horticulture Scholarship

The FNGLA Tampa Chapter is now taking applications for the Carl F. Cowgill Youth Scholarship.  If you know somebody who is a college student from Hillsborough County that is pursuing a degree that will lead to employment within the environmental horticulture industry, this scholarship would apply to them.  The FNGLA awards up to 5 scholarships each year based upon the merit and needs of the students.  The FNGLA holds a plant auction at the Hillsborough County Fair and has a golf tournament to raise money for the scholarships.  The deadline for application is July 15 (no exceptions).  If awarded, the scholarship can be up to $1000 depending upon available funds.  If you would like an application please email me ststeed@ufl.edu 


Local Opportunities

Here are some opportunities in local enviro. hort. industry...

Retail Plant Sales help wanted. Must have extensive plant knowledge and work well with the public. Saturdays and some weekly hours available. Call Scott@treemart.com 813-972-4006


A UF student is looking for some part-time work in horticulture. Whether it is a desk job or working outside, the student is interested in getting started somewhere. They are in school so something that is flexible with a school schedule would be great & they don't mind working on Saturdays.  If you are interested in contacting this student please call Shawn at Extension 813-744-5519.


Under the Heat

Here is a publication from UF/IFAS Extension about staying hydrated in hot working conditions such as the ones we face out at the nursery or farm.  This might be a good reference to hand to new hires or for a safety training meeting especially those who are new to agricultural employment.  Click on the link to get more information.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1325


Environmental Horticulture Production Newsletter Spring 2012

The latest edition of the Environmental Horticulture Production Newsletter Spring Edition is now out. Read about new pests, 2012 gardening trends, upcoming events, and more. For more information please click on the following link and enjoy!