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REMINDER: Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair to be held Feb. 11 & 12

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2012

EUSTIS —The public is invited to make plans to attend the upcoming Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair being held on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ferran Park in Eustis.

The fair will provide an opportunity to meet with, and purchase goods from, dozens of exhibitors that specialize in landscaping, gardening, irrigation, horticultural, fertilizer, composting, hardscapes and more. A free drawing will be held for gardening and landscaping products – like rain barrels, a square foot garden, and potted plants.

Families are encouraged to bring their children for free hands-on craft activities hosted by The Home Depot, The Yard Stop and the Lake County Library System, as well as free face painting.

During the two-day event, special “Ask the Experts” workshops and seminars will be available to help fair-goers learn about best-practices for gardening and landscaping. Headlining the list of speakers will be the creator and founder of square-foot gardening, Mel Bartholomew. The schedule of speakers is as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 11
Topic
Speaker
9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Landscaping Practices – The Right Plant for the Right Place
Trey Sisk
GAI Consultants Inc.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sprinkler & Landscape Residential Renovations
Judy Benson
Clearwater PSI
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
No Lawn Landscape / Florida Friendly Plants
J.P. Squires
Just Perfect Plants
1 to 2 p.m.
Why Square Foot Gardening?
Mel Bartholomew
Square Foot Gardening Foundation
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Gardening With Worms
Bernie Moro
Our Vital Earth
Sunday, Feb. 12
 
Topic
Speaker
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Rain Barrels- How to Make One and Use It in Your Garden
Taryn Evans
Creative Garden Structures
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Incredible Edible Garden
J.P. Squires
Just Perfect Plants
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Florida Friendly Landscaping / Selecting a Turf Grass
Charles Fedunak
University of Florida/Lake County Extension
2 to 3 p.m.
Topic – Square Foot Gardening - Growing Vertically
Mel Bartholomew
Square Foot Gardening Foundation 
  
The event is being sponsored by The Home Depot, The Yard Stop, Lake County Library System, Classic Tents & Events, Inc., City of Eustis, The Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism, Inn on the Green and Lake Jem Farms.

For more information about the event, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/cflgf, call (352) 343-9647 or email bdemartino@lakecountyfl.gov.
 

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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