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FREE virtual classes on Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Post Date:05/21/2020 10:09 AM

News UpdateThe Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) program offers classes and workshops year-round to help residents learn how to save time, money and water when maintaining their lawns and gardens. In an effort to keep our staff and residents safe during this time, all in-person classes have been cancelled and free virtual classes via Facebook Live and Zoom are now being offered for residents to enjoy in the comfort of their homes.

The schedule of classes along with a short description of each is listed below. Residents can participate by following FFL on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HernandoFFLProgram or by specific instructions listed below. Videos will also be available on Facebook after the class has been recorded.

Free Virtual Class: Tree-mendous Storm Prep

Residents are invited to virtually attend “Tree-mendous Storm Prep” on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. This class will be presented by FFL Program Coordinator Lilly Browning. Participants will learn which types of trees perform well in storm situations and which types fail. Potential problem situations and how to mitigate them before the storm will also be discussed.

Free Virtual Class: Rain Gardens  

Residents are invited to virtually attend “Rain Gardens” on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. This class will be presented by FFL Program Coordinator Lilly Browning. Rain gardens are a practical way to prevent stormwater runoff, help reduce pollution entering our waterways and attract pollinators to our yard. Participants will learn tips and techniques to contain the rain in beauty and style.  

Free Virtual Class: Ten Practical Steps to a Florida-Friendly Yard  

Residents are invited to virtually attend “Ten Practical Steps to a Florida-Friendly Yard” on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. This class will be presented by FFL Program Coordinator Lilly Browning. Florida-Friendly Landscaping is low maintenance and simple but sometimes it may seem overwhelming to get started on something new. In this class, participants will discuss how making small changes can have big impact in our yards and for the environment.

Free Virtual Field Trip: Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden Virtual Field Trip  

Residents are invited to attend the “Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden Virtual Field Trip” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 9 a.m. Join Native Plant Expert Rita Grant virtually at her home as she shows participants actual plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies and how to incorporate them into your landscape.  

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