Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening

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Gardening can be both a hobby and a healthy, rewarding way of life. Below are videos that feature conversations with local experts about gardening, growing your own vegetables and fruits, and helping your grasses and landscaping to thrive sustainably.

“Here We Grow”

Whether you grow food or flowers, science can help. Learn how to prepare the soil, water environmentally, use appropriate fertilizer and compost. Amanda Streets, eco-educator and compost extraordinaire, will show you how in this session.

“What Nobody Ever Told You About the Birds & the Bees”

In this session, we will hear from local native plant and ecosystem experts on how you can attract and support pollinators.

“Where Does Your Garden Grow?”

Whether you live in a private home or an apartment, there’s a gardening option to fit everyone, including patio gardens, community gardens, food forests, and urban farms. This session will include a panel of local expert gardeners who grow food in a variety of ways.

"An Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping"

The session will discuss how to select the right plants so that you can protect our precious resources, save money and have an attractive, low-maintenance yard. Session is led by Doris Heitzman, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager at UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension.

Contributing organizations include The Kelly Kelly Show, the Florida Native Plant Society, Wilcox Nursery, Wise Hands, Living Roots Eco Design, Clearwater Garden Club, UF/IFAS Pinellas extension, Life Farms and Beacon Food Forrest.