Events

Florida Friendly Lunch and Learn: Lets Get Recognized

Friday, October 14th at 12pm.    FREE

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program recognizes landscapes that use sustainable landscaping practices. Florida-Friendly landscapes minimize the use of potable water for irrigation, avoid the runoff of excess fertilizers and pesticides from the landscape, and provide habitats for wildlife. They can take any form, from more traditional to more natural. It's how the  landscape is designed and maintained that ultimately determines if it's Florida-Friendly. 

If you are making a positive impact to the environment through your landscaping and gardening practices, find out how to get your yard recognized as Florida Friendly.

 We will discuss:

An overview of the FFL principles

The potential impacts of nutrient runoff and excess water use

And the process to get your yard recognized

 INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Leonard-Mularz, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County Environmental Horticulture Agent

This event is FREE, however pre-registration is required. Once you have completed this Eventbrite registration, you will be sent a confirmation email along with the ZOOM LINK for the workshop or use the online event page tab for further instructions. If you have not used Zoom before, it is easy to use! You can participate through your home computer, smartphone or other listening devices.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-friendly-lunch-and-learn-lets-get-recognized-tickets-423366850647

For questions or further information, please call (305)292-4501 or email monroe@ifas.ufl.edu

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Butterfly Basics & Garden Tours

 Friday, October 28th 10am to 12pm   FREE   

LOCATION: Crane Point Hammock, 5551 O/S Hwy, Marathon

earn how to create a butterfly garden in your own yard  There are some simple basic strategies that are necessary to welcome all stages of a butterfly and ensure gardening success. We will also tour the demonstration garden at the Red Nun sculpture. 

 10:00     How to attract butterflies to your yard?  (located at the stage pavilion) 

11:00     Questions/break

11:15    Demonstration garden plant walk (located by the Red Nun sculpture)

11:45    Gathering for refreshments and questions (at the stage pavilion) 

 Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-basics-garden-tour-marathon-tickets-424633699827

For questions or further information, please call (305)292-4501 or email monroe@ifas.ufl.edu

________________________________________________________________________________________________  Butterfly Basics & Garden Tours

 Sunday, November 13th 11am to 1pm   FREE   

LOCATION: J. Gilbert Reese Park, 81101 Old Hwy, Islamorada     

 Learn how to create a butterfly garden in your own yard and what plants are guaranteed to keep them coming back for extended stays. There are some simple basic strategies that are necessary to welcome all stages of a butterfly and ensure gardening success. We will also tour the demonstration garden.

 11:00     Meet and Greet in the garden

11:30     How to attract butterflies to your yard?  (located at the park pavilion)

12:15     Questions/break

12:25     Demonstration garden plant walk

12:45     Gathering and questions at the pavilion

 This event and demonstration garden is sponsored by The Islamorada Foundation and there is no charge to attend. However, pre-registration is recommended so we have enough materials for each participant.

 Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-basics-garden-tours-tickets-424094326547

For questions or further information, please call (305)292-4501 or email monroe@ifas.ufl.edu