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Register for regional Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Workshop

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is partnering with extension offices from Hillsborough and Pasco counties to educate residents looking to create Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) in their communities.

The workshop titled “Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Legally Speaking: FFL in the Planned Community” is intended to help homeowners work with Homeowner Association (HOA) boards about implementing Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. Topics for discussion will include current legal issues and HOA disputes, and a review of strategies that homeowners can use when working with HOA board members to install a Florida-Friendly landscape.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 12:45 – 4 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County Office in Seffner (5339 County Road 579).

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. By implementing a Florida-Friendly landscape, planned communities can lower maintenance and irrigation costs and create better-looking and healthier landscapes. Extension agents from Pinellas County will be on hand, along with Hillsborough and Pasco extension agents, experts from the University of Florida and private industry representatives.

To register, visit https://legallyspeaking2018.eventbrite.com or contact clairelewis@ufl.edu. Tickets are $10.

Each county has a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program. To find out more about Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Pinellas County, contact FFL Extension Agent Brian Niemann at (727) 453-6524 or FFL Community Outreach Coordinator Doris Heitzman at (727) 582-2422.