Exciting new lecture series with free give-aways*!

*Give-away items are limited to Coconut Creek residents only.

Location: 
Time:      

City Hall (4800 W Copans Rd) in the Commission Chambers
7:00pm to 8:30pm


The three-part series will feature the nine principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program.


Session One - August 27, 2014
Plants, Pests, & Wildlife

Session One will provide guidance on choosing the right plant for the right place to maximize the plants potential and attract wildlife and how to control pests responsibly as part of a sustainable Florida garden.  A presentation on attracting butterflies will round out the session followed by a plant give-away.
 
This session will be presented by Dr. John Pipoly, Urban Hort & Nat Resources Extension Agent, UF-IFAS/Broward Co Extension Ed, Parks and Rec Division. 

   

Session Two - September 23, 2014
Be Water-wise!

Session Two will discuss efficient watering techniques, how to reduce stormwater run-off from your yard, and ways to protect our Florida waterfronts.  A short presentation will also be given on living herb wall gardens followed by a rain barrel give-away.

This session will be presented by Julio Pérez, Horticultural Technician, UF-IFAS/Broward Co Extension Ed, Parks and Rec Division. 

 

Session Three - October 28, 2014
Make the Most of what you've got!

Session Three will focus on mulching, recycling yard waste, and appropriate fertilizer use to further promote a sustainable Florida-Friendly landscape.  Following this presentation, a representative from the Florida native plant Society will show us the most underused native plants for the home landscape.  Capping the presentations will be a compost bin give-away.

This session will be presented by Adam Pitcher, Horticultural Assistant, UF-IFAS/Broward Co Extension Ed, Parks and Rec Division. 

 


Local examples of beautiful Florida-Friendly Landscapes



 

 

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