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Florida-Friendly Landscape Seminar Set for Feb. 17 at Eau Gallie High School

Post Date:01/24/2018 11:04 AM

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.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Agenda 2018.
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