​​​​​​​​​​Serving Lee County through Education & Training

Our mission is to respond to Lee County issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture/natural resources, horticulture, 4-H/youth development, marine education, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences.

​For more information visit the UF/IFAS Lee County E​xtension Services website or call 239-533-IFAS(4327).

Master Gardeners at Terry Park 

Do You Want to Become a Master Gardener?

The UF/IFAS Lee County Extension Service will soon be conducting our next Master Gardener training. This 15-week comprehensive course will offer students thorough training on basic botany, agriculture, horticulture and on the principles of Florida's unique and delicate horticultural ecology. 

Download the Application to your computer.  Fill it out and submit it by email (click email from the application) or print it out and mail the completed form to Master Gardener Training, UF/IFAS Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916. The selection committee will follow up with additional information including acceptance criteria and payment details.

Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Classes

Learn the principals of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Lee County Extension Master Gardeners will provide materials and instructions on the nine principals of creating and maintaining a “Florida-Friendly Yard.”  This program will teach you how to cultivate a beautiful landscape that can save you time, energy and money while protecting our delicate South Florida environment. 

For information regarding the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program, contact Stephen H. Brown at 239-533-7513 or email fyn@leegov.com

Family Nutrition Program

Check out the latest edition of Healthy Times, our monthly newsletter.

Farmer's Markets:  Purchase quality produce which is typically less than grocery stores and support local growers!  There are two local farmer's market that are open year round.  

  • River District Farmers Market:  Centennial Park parking lot.
  • Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket: 10091 McGregor Blvd.