For those with a green thumb in Clermont!
B.B.Brown’s Gardens in Clermont, FL is a native and organic nursery located in the country outside of Clermont. We also operate the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, a 501(c)3, not-for profit habitat restoration project dedicated to saving Florida’s only endemic bird, the Florida scrub-jay.
Part of our program is to offer classes, designed to widen people’s knowledge of a variety topics including: organic gardening, saving water through the use of rain barrels and other methods, beekeeping, and creating wildlife habitat in our communities through our National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewards programs.
We invite you to join us for these upcoming programs…
CLASSES WITH GINNY STIBOLT
April 3, 2010 from 10:30am until 2:00pm
Ginny Stibolt, a life long gardener with MS degree in Botany, moved to northeast Florida in 2004. Her previous experience and education did not help one bit when she tried her hand at Florida gardening. She started writing her popular Adventures of a Transplanted Gardener columns and now she’s written a book about Florida gardening utilizing easy, money saving projects that help to reduce Floridans’ collective ecological footprint.
Nominated for 2009 American Horticultural Society’s “Book of The Year Award” this is a must have for any individual or community concerned about making a positive environmental impact on our state while beautifying our communities.
Two programs to be presented:
10:30am to 11:30am: Saving Time and Money with more Sustainable Landscaping. Learn ways to: Have a minimal impact on the environment; Make the best use of available resources; Increase habitat for wildlife; Prevent damage to infrastructure; and Prepare for disasters such as hurricanes, fires, and drought.
11:30am-1:00pm: Brown Bag lunch and general discussion with opportunity for book purchase and signing.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Keeping Rainwater on your property with Rain Gardens; and Rain Barrels Reduces Water Pollution. Rain gardens are planted in swales or low places in the landscape that are designed to capture stormwater and hold it until it percolates into the ground. Learn about rain garden design and good rain garden plants: ones that can tolerate standing water and also drought.
Donation of $5.00 per class with RSVP as class size is limited.
To reserve your place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (352)-429-5566
WORKSHOP WITH JERI BALDWIN
APRIL 17, 2010 9AM-4PM
In this complete organic gardening workshop, topics include history and benefits of organic gardening, hands-on experience with designing a garden, growing soil, composting and planting. Did you know there were several ways to compost? Which one is right for you? Why are raised beds so much better? How to make a raised bed utilizing the proper materials. How and when should I harvest?
Jeri Baldwin, born and raised in Marion County, is a seasoned organic gardener and Florida Cracker. A long time environmentalist, farmer, writer and photographer Jeri will share her life long knowledge and mistakes along the way. For all those who say “I don’t know how to garden in Florida”, this is your answer.
Cost: $45.00 includes all materials
Bring: A brown bagged lunch
RSVP: Required to email@example.com or (352)-429-5566 (space is limited)
B B Brown’s Gardens
11490 Montevista Rd
Clermont, FL 34711