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Going Green: Create A Florida Friendly Yard

Many people think it takes a ton of water and fertilizer to have an attractive landscape. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension is spreading the word that Florida-Friendly Yards take less time, energy and money and are better for the environment.

First Coast Connect guest host Dan Leveton spoke with Urban Horticulture Agent Terry DelValle about how to create a beautiful yard without harming the planet.

For more information, visit the Florida Friendly Landscaping website or call the Duval County extension officeat (904)255-7450.

Going Green segments are underwritten by the North Florida TPO and Breaking Ground Contracting.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.