Hurricane Irma downed approximately 100,000 blueberry bushes at Frogmore Fresh Farm, a 125-acre blueberry farm in Pasco County. If these plants are not re-staked and reestablished, they will die, a significant loss for the grower and the Florida blueberry industry. Searching for a solution, Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County director, worked through the UF/IFAS network to recruit volunteers to come to the farm and help save the plants. Organizers expect more than 100 volunteers including University of Florida students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension agents, researchers, 4-H youth and local residents. If you'd like to volunteer, volunteers are advised to bring gloves, hats and sunscreen.
When: Sept. 16, 9 a.m.
Where: Frogmore Fresh Farm
28411 St. Joe Road,
Dade City, FL 33525
Contact: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307 (office), 949-735-1076 (cell), grenrosa[email protected]