Florida-Friendly Landscape Seminar Set for Feb. 17 at Eau Gallie High School
The City of Melbourne is partnering with the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Brevard, City of Satellite Beach, and the City of Palm Bay to present the 2018 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Eau Gallie High School Auditorium, 400 Commodore Blvd., Melbourne, FL.
The event is free and features a Florida-friendly lecture series, environmental exhibitors, a plant sale and door prize giveaways of native and Florida-Friendly plants and gardening supplies. Refreshments will be served.
Four presentations will showcase the use of native and Florida-friendly plants in home landscaping and explain how the use of Florida-Friendly methods benefits the Indian River Lagoon.
- Calling All Compost Canoodlers, with Christine Kelly-Begazo of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Indian River County;
- Going Wild with Native Plants, with Lind Seals of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Brevard County;
- Status of the Indian River Lagoon and Things Everyone Can do to Help, with Kathy Hill of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program;
- Soils, Fertilizers and Pests, Oh My!, with Sally Scalera of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Brevard County.
Pre-registration is available for the seminar by visiting Eventbrite.com, or by calling Diana Doughty at the Brevard County Extension Office at (321) 633-1702. The first 400 registrants will receive a free gift bag.