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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar Set for February 18, 2017 at Satellite High School

Post Date:01/25/2017 10:45 AM

PALM BAY, FL — The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, City of Melbourne, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Brevard and the City of Palm Bay will present the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Satellite High School Auditorium, 300 Scorpion Court, Satellite Beach, FL.

The event is free and features a Florida-friendly lecture series, environmental exhibitors, a plant sale and door prize giveaways. 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.

* Palm Care 101, with Linda Seals of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Brevard;

* Beautiful and Beneficial Native Plants for Your Lagoon-Friendly Lawn, with native plant enthusiast Bill DeLuccia, an Indialantic resident and first certified Lagoon-Friendly lawn through Keep Brevard Beautiful;

* What’s Ailing the Indian River Lagoon? And What You Can Do to Help Heal it, with Kathy Hill from the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program;

* Grow Your Own Delicious Food – No Matter Where You Live, with Sally Scalera of the Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Brevard;

Pre-registration is available for the seminar by visiting and searching for “Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar”; or by calling Sally Scalera at the Brevard County Extension Office at (321)633-1702 ext. 224. The first 400 registrants will receive a free gift bag.

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