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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping
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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Homeowner Webinar Series

FFL's webinars for homeowners and residents provide science-based information from UF/IFAS experts to help your Florida landscape thrive while caring for the environment.

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2023 Webinar Schedule

Date Webinar Topic
January 17 Shade Gardening – Hannah Wooten
February 21 Mulch – Dr. Chris Marble
March 21 Soil Testing Kits – Bryan Unruh
April 18 Stormwater Ponds – Michelle Atkinson
May 16 Ethnobotany – Jim Davis
June 20 Organic Pesticide Safety – Brett Bultemeier
July 18 Turf Update – AJ Lindsey
August 15 After the Storm Tree Care – Mike Orfanedes
September 19 Nature Journaling – Krista Stump - cancelled
Small Edibles for Small Spaces - Amanda Marek
October 17 Managing Salinity in the Landscape - Don Rainey
November 14 Bulbs for FloridaTom Wichman
December No webinar in December


Recorded Webinars

cluster of thin, purple flowers before a backdrop of green stems and leaves.

Bulbs for Florida November 14, 2023
Tom Wichman

A fenced-in sand dune with oats behind the fence

Managing Salinity in the Landscape - October 17, 2023
Don Rainey

Muscadine grapes on the vine

Small Edibles for Small Spaces - September 19, 2023
Amanda Marek

Trees in a yard in the afternoon sun

After the Storm Tree Care – August 15, 2023
Mike Orfanedes

Florida Turf Update - July 18, 2023
AJ Lindsey - This presentation discusses Turfgrass Research and Breeding Varieties.

Organic Pesticide Safety - June 20, 2023
Brett Bultemeier - Defines the term pesticide, explains the importance of information on labels and helps Florida residence understand when to use pesticides in their landscapes. 

Ethnobotany - May 16, 2023 
Jim Davis - This presentation discusses native plants and their ethnobotanical uses.

Stormwater Ponds - April 18, 2023
Michelle Atkinson -  Environmental Horticulture Agent with the University of Florida IFAS Extension in Manatee County.

Soil Testing Kits - March 21, 2023
Dr. Bryan Unruh - Professor and Associate Center Director, Environmental Horticulture Department, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center

Mulch - February 21, 2023
Dr. Chris Marble - Assistant professor of ornamental and landscape weed management

Shade Gardening in Florida - January 17, 2023
Hannah Wooten - Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

FFL Flip My Florida Yard Before & After - November 17, 2022
Tom Wichman - UF/IFAS FFL Program Asst Director & GI-BMP Coordinator

Lethal Bronzing and Alternative Palms – September 20, 2022
Dr. Brian Bahder - UF/IFAS Insect Vector Ecology

Gardening for Bees - August 16, 2022
Dr. Rachel Mallinger - UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology
Plant Explorers - July 19, 2022
Erin Alvarez - UF/IFAS Landscape Horticulture
Design with Intent - June 21, 2022
Dr. Taylor Clem - UF/IFAS Extension
Youth Gardening - May 17, 2022
Eva Pabon - UF/IFAS Extension
Pruning for the Homeowner - March 15, 2022
Jamielyn Daugherty, UF/IFAS Extension 
Common Toxic and Wicked Plants - February 15, 2022
Dr. Chris Marble, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture
Gardening for Birds - January 18, 2022
Jim Davis, Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Native Plant Propagation - December 7, 2021
Dr. Sandy Wilson, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture
Introduction to Efficient Irrigation - November 16, 2021
Laura Vasquez, Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension
Tea: A Horticultural and Ethnobotanical Perspective - October 19, 2021
Dr. Bart Schutzman, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture 
How to Hire a Landscape Professional - September 21, 2021
Tom Wichman, GI-BMP Statewide Coordinator, UF/IFAS FFL
Fall Vegetable Gardening - August 17, 2021
Dr. Norma Samuel, Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Sumter County
Basil Breeding at the University of Florida - July 20, 2021
Dr. David Clark, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture
How to Attract Wildlife to Your Yard - June 15, 2021
Lynn Barber, Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County 
So You Say You're Florida-Friendly? Addressing Misconceptions and Finding Solutions - May 19, 2021
Dr. Esen Momol, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Director; Tina McIntyre, Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County; Claire Lewis, Florida-Friendly Communities Statewide Coordinator; and a panel of other experts
Medicinal Plants - May 18, 2021
Blake Costine, Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student
Horticultural Therapy – April 20, 2021
Leah Diehl, UF Wilmot Botanical Gardens Director of Therapeutic Horticulture
Turfgrass for Homeowners - March 30, 2021
Dr. Brian Unruh, UF/IFAS Turf Extension Specialist
Creating Biodiversity in Yards - February 16, 2021
Dr. Gail Hansen, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture
Garden Design - October 21, 2020
Dr. Gail Hansen, UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture
Controlling Yard Pests Naturally - September 9, 2020
Amanda Marek, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Marion County
Right Plant, Right Place: Florida-Friendly Plants! - August 12, 2020
Tina McIntyre, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County
How to Identify Common & Uncommon Landscape Palms - June 24, 2020
Stephen Brown, Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
Composting - May 20, 2020
Lisa Meredith, Composting, Community and School Gardens Program Coordinator at UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County
Dr. Wilson's Top 10 Native Plants for Florida Yards - April 29, 2020
Dr. Sandra Wilson, Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida
Florida Butterfly Garden Design - April 15, 2020
Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Agent,
Non-chemical Weed Control Methods - February 25, 2020
Dr. Chris Marble, Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida