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For Immediate Release:
February 18, 2014
Media Contact:
Barbara McAdam


Miami-Dade County Extension to host Rain Barrel & Water Conservation workshop & learn the first principle to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

(MIAMI, February 18, 2014) – On Native Plant Day be kind to Mother Earth and learn how to how to effectively reduce water use through rain water harvesting. 

The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division will host a rain barrel workshop at the Florida Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Day event held Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Enchanted Forest/Elaine Gordon Park located at 1725 NW 135 Street, North Miami, FL. 

During the Rain Barrel & Water Conservation workshop, presenters will demonstrate how to use rain barrels to capture rainwater to store for later use. Rain barrel installation not only helps reduce pollution it affords a supply of free non-chlorinated soft water for irrigating landscapes.  Although the workshop is FREE, the cost for purchasing a rain barrel is $40.00 and must be ordered in advance.  To ensure that your rain barrel is reserved, registration and payment must be received by Thursday, March 21, 2014

In addition, participants will learn: how to choose plants that require less water for a low maintenance garden, how to select plants that are suitable for their landscape; and, learn how to choose the right plant for the right place. 

To sign up for the workshops, contact Lize Luna at 305.248.3311, ext. 242 or 245.

For information on Florida friendly landscaping, visit the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods website at

UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension
Rain Barrel & Water Conservation Workshop
March 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Native Plant Day - Enchanted Forest/Elaine Gordon Park
1725 NW 135 Street, North Miami, FL