UF Offers Online Gardening Course

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)- If you are into gardening, then we may have the perfect class for you. UF has redesigned the format of HOS 1014 Vegetable Gardening, which is now taught online.

The course is taught by Gerardo Nunez, and features a gardening kit, which is mailed to each student. This is the second year Nunez is teaching the class online and said he has mailed kits to 27 Florida counties, as well as one student in New York and one in Texas.

Nunez has also set up a 24/7 GardenCam, which shows a garden run by his teaching assistant. Nunez implemented the cam to give students a way to compare their personal gardens to the instructors. He originally got the idea for a cam from the national zoo's "Panda Cam".

Although the class is currently only offered to students enrolled at UF, Nunez is considering opening the class to the public in the future. He says he has received over 20 phone calls from people interested in taking the class.