Florida-Pleasant Landscaping & Gardening – Metropolis of Clearwater

Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening – City of Clearwater

Gardening can be both a hobby and a healthy, rewarding way of life. Below are videos of talks with local experts about gardening, growing your own veggies and fruit, and thriving your grasses and landscape sustainably.

“Here we grow”

Whether you’re growing food or growing flowers, science can help. Learn how to prepare the soil, water in an environmentally friendly way, use appropriate fertilizer and compost. Amanda Streets, eco-educator and compost master, shows you how in this session.

“What no one has ever told you about the birds and the bees”

In this session, we’ll hear from local experts on native plants and ecosystems on how to attract and support pollinators.

“Where does your garden grow?”

Whether you live in a private home or an apartment, there is a garden option for everyone, including patio gardens, community gardens, food forests, and urban farms. This session includes a panel of local experienced gardeners who grow food in a variety of ways.

“An Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping”

The session will discuss how to choose the right plants so you can protect our valuable resources, save money and have an attractive, low maintenance garden. The session will be moderated by Doris Heitzman, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager at UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension.

Contributing organizations include The Kelly Kelly Show, Florida Native Plant Society, Wilcox Nursery, Wise Hands, Living Roots Eco Design, Clearwater Garden Club, UF/IFAS Pinellas Extension, Life Farms and Beacon Food Forest.