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Happy Holidays from Florida-Friendly Landscaping


The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team at UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, Doris and Melissa, would like to thank you for your support this past year. We are grateful for your ongoing interest in our virtual classes and learning about Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices.

For 2022, we are scheduling more interesting workshops and will offer a good mix of landscaping and environmental topics presented by us and subject matter experts. We’re kicking off the new year with two hot topics: Prepping Your Garden for Spring followed by a Rainwater Harvesting class. See below for more information and we look forward to “seeing” you in 2022.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Doris Heitzmann
Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Program Manager
Melissa West
Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Public Education Program Coordinator



January 14, 2022: 9:30am – 11:00am
Florida-Friendly Friday: Ask an Agent
Prepping Your Garden for Spring

Join us as to learn how to get your garden ready for spring. Bob Albanese, Extension Horticulturist will provide information on timely gardening activities and recommendations for central Florida’s spring season. Learn about efficient watering, prepping your site for plant selection and proper pruning practices.  Please bring your questions.
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January 22, 2022: 9:30am – 11:00am
Water Wise Workshop: Harnessing the Rain
Did you know Tampa Bay and the surrounding counties average 50-60 inches of rain annually? Your Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ educator Melissa West will explore practical, low-cost approaches to prevent stormwater runoff, reduce pollution and harness our most precious resource. Join us to learn more about rainwater harvesting using rain barrels and incorporating rain gardens.
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January 22, 2022: 12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rainbarrel pick-up.


For questions about any of these classes contact us at: or (727) 582-2517