Florida Friendly Landscaping & Rain Barrel Workshop
(MIAMI, February 20, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program is hosting a FREE Florida Friendly Landscape & Rain Barrel workshop on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and on Saturday March 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave, in Miami, Florida.
During the workshop participants will learn the nine (9) principals of creating and maintaining a Florida-Friendly Landscape in their backyard. In addition, they will learn how to use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for use during dry months.
Why Use Rain Barrels?
- Rain barrels conserve water and help lower costs (a rain barrel can save approximately 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months).
- Rain barrels reduce water pollution by reducing storm water runoff, which can contain pollutants like sediment, oil, grease, bacteria and nutrients.
The rain barrels will be available for purchase at a cost of $40.00. If you’re interested in getting your own rain barrel please make check or money order payable to: Miami-Dade Extension Program Account. We will not accept credit card or cash payments.
The workshop will be taught by Miami-Dade County Florida yards & Neighborhoods Extension Agent Guillermo Salazar in collaboration with Miami Dade County Master Gardener Volunteers.
For more information, please visit the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension website at http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/.