Exciting new lecture series with free give-aways*!

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


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 Three
October 28
Learn about composting!

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. 


Session Two
September 23
Be water-wise!

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

This session was presented by Julio Pérez, Horticultural Technician, UF-IFAS/Broward Co Extension Ed, Parks and Rec Division. View PowerPoint here.


Julio Perez spoke about protecting our precious water resources.

Linda Whitman gave a presentation on creating living walls.

Door prizes were given away; fifteen rainbarrels were distributed.

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

Session One  provided 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 rounded out the session followed by a plant give-away.
This session was presented by Dr. John Pipoly, Urban Hort & Nat Resources Extension Agent, UF-IFAS/Broward Co Extension Ed, Parks and Rec Division.  View PowerPoint here.


Dr. John Pipoly speaking  about Florida-Friendly landscaping.

An attendee picks out his door prize.

Native and butterfly-attracting plants were given away.

Local examples of beautiful Florida-Friendly Landscapes



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