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Saturday April 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Weedon Island Preserve 
1800 Weedon Drive. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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Nanette O'Hara 
Tampa Bay Estuary Program 

Garden Like A Floridian

Saturday, April 6     9:00 a.m.-2:30  p.m.
Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg FL

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Learn how to protect the beautiful waterways that make living in Florida so much fun. This workshop will teach you how to design and maintain a water-thrifty, low-maintenance yard that is the envy of your neighborhood and leaves you with more time for -- you guessed it -- FUN!!

Your registration fee of $10 includes lunch, snacks, and take-home resource materials. You may also buy a rain barrel for just $5. And, we'll send you home with a few native Florida landscape plants to help you get started on your own piece of paradise.

Register now as seating is limited!

Workshop Sessions:

Retain the Rain! Reducing Stormwater Runoff

You'll learn how to hold on and reuse rainfall so it doesn't wash off your yard, down the street and into a nearby pond, bay or the Gulf. We'll explore rain harvesting with rain barrels and rain gardens, and other ways to redirect roof runoff to permeable areas.  Learn simple steps you can take to reduce pollutants in any water that does flow off your yard.

Lawn Care the Easy, Florida-Friendly Way

Our Be Floridian yard care pro shows you how to maintain a "Green" lawn -- as in Florida-friendly! If you aren't sure what kind of grass you have, what height your mower should be, how to set your irrigation timer, what to do with your grass clippings or what the three letters on the fertilizer bag stand for, this session is for you! 

Essentials of Florida-Friendly Landscape Design

Want to create a Florida Yard but don’t have a clue where to start? This workshop will cover the basics from choosing the right plants for your growing conditions, to simple design principles that will help you get started on creating the garden you've always wanted.  

Our Extreme Yard Makeover

A Tampa couple shares their recipe for marital bliss: A  total yard makeover that transformed their landscape from a  high-maintenance, mistake-filled mess to an award-winning, water-conserving oasis that gives them more time to fish, cycle or just sit on their deck sipping umbrella drinks! They'll share their step-by-step experience, with lots of great tips and a generous helping of humor.

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Workshop sponsored by Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the partners of the Be Floridian campaign, Pinellas County Extension and Weedon Island Preserve.