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Parks & Trails invites residents to attend ‘Florida Wildflowers for Roadsides Workshop’

RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2012

TAVARES – The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend the “Florida Wildflowers for Roadsides Workshop” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn ways to grow native wildflowers to beautify roadsides and adjacent yards or property, how to save water, and tips on reducing their mowing and the need for yard chemicals.

Admission is free and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. The agenda for the workshop includes:
• 2 to 3 p.m. - Introductions and Presentation
• 3:50 to 4 p.m. - Break for coffee and snacks, followed by displays of native plants and informational handouts
• 4 to 4:30 p.m. – A demonstration plot for planting wildflowers
• 4:30 to 5 p.m. – Workshop wrap-up session

Kim Zarillo and Anne Cox will serve as the workshop’s presenters. The workshop is sponsored by the Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the Lake County Parks & Trails Division and the Lake County Agriculture Education Services Division.

For more information about the workshop, or to register, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950 or email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov.

 

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Lake County Parks & Trails Division
(352) 253-4950
parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov

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