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Growing citrus: A free class called "Growing and Caring for Citrus" is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. The class, taught by UF/IFAS Extension horticulture agent Bill Lester, will cover common problems citrus trees have and how to keep them healthy. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For information, call (352) 754-4433.

Blueberries and blackberries: Learn which varieties of blueberries and blackberries perform well in Pasco County as well as how to plant and care for them at a Pasco Extension program from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Land O' Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Free. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

Good bug, bad bug: Find out which bugs are good for your garden and which should be controlled at a Pasco Extension program from 10-11 a.m. March 22 at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Free. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

Plants and markets

Tasty Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in the courtyard at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Local organic growers sell seasonal produce and plant-based goods. The library also offers a seed exchange so gardeners can "check out" heirloom, genetically pure seeds from the library's seed catalog to start an organic garden. (727) 853-1265.

Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). The eclectic market features vendors selling produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meat, cheese, baked goods, jelly and jam, honey, nuts, coffee, ethnic food, light refreshments, and arts and crafts. (727) 842-8066; nprmainstreet.com.

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. (813) 994-2242; tampabaymarkets.com.

Suncoast co-op hosts a farmer's market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. Features local in-season produce, candles and locally made products. The co-op also accepts orders for fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register at suncoastco-op.com; orders may be picked up during the market, between noon and 2 p.m. (727) 271-2754.

Hernando County farmers market is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. Highway 19, Spring Hill. (352) 232-4241; hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com.

Spring Hill Garden Club's plant nursery hosts plant sales from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Browse or buy local plants and visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, called the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. (352) 683-9933; naturecoastgardens.com.

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