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2010 Presentations are Presently Unavailable

Eight presentations made at the St. Johns County Agricultural Research Center during 2010 were videotaped and made into DVDs and streaming videos.  The streaming videos are available from this page.   We also have them on DVD, and Master Gardeners can borrow them by contacting Madeline at the Ag Center.   If you are a Master Gardener and prefer having a DVD of one or more presentations  use the form in the link below to order them.  The form may be emailed to the webmaster.

Order form for Master Gardeners - 2010 Presentations (in Adobe Reader PDF format)

Master Gardeners will be able to use these presentations for Continuing Education credits.  Keith and Madeline will develop the process. 

The public is also invited to watch these presentations here.


Presentations:

If we were able to obtain handouts for the presentations, they are listed below.   You can print them out and use them as appropriate while watching the video.  To play a video, click on the link for the presentation and it will open and play in a new window.  When the video is finished you can close the window to return to this page.





Beautiful Lawns – Keith Fuller, St. Johns County Ag Extension, 4/17/2010:  

This presentation discusses selection of appropriate turf grass, maintenance, and problem resolutions.

Handouts: 

The following materials are available at solutionsforyourlife.com.  You may find other articles of interest at that site by using the search keywords, lawns, lawn problems, etc. 

The Florida Lawn Handbook  (publication)



Beautiful Lawns Presentation 4/17/2010 (55 minutes)






Wildflowers – Madeline Samec, St. Johns County Ag Extension, 4/17/2010:

What is a wildflower?  A tour of Florida wildflowers and suggestions for incorporating them in your landscape.

Handouts: 

The following materials are available at solutionsforyourlife.com.  You may find other articles of interest at that site by using the search keywords, wildflowers, native plants, florida friendly, etc.

Common Native Wildflowers of North Florida  (publication)

Native Plants (a resource containing publications relating to wildflowers and other native plants, and other databases and websites referencing Florida natives)


Wildflowers Presentation 4/18/2010 (50 minutes)






Florida Friendly SB 2080 and HOA's – Esen Momel and Keith Fuller, St. Johns County Ag Extension 6/16 /2010 

The goals and guidelines of SB 2080 and how this law interacts with homeowner association covenants.  How to use a Florida-Friendly approach to selecting appropriate plants for your yard and maintaining them.

Resources: 

Senate 2080: Relating to Water Conservation  (text of the Senate Bill)

Title XXVIII - NATURAL RESOURCES; CONSERVATION, RECLAMATION, AND USE, Chapter 373 - WATER RESOURCES, Section 227 - Water conservation; legislative findings; legislative intent; objectives; comprehensive statewide water conservation program requirements.  Text from the section of Florida statute that this bill falls under.

Additional information is available at solutionsforyourlife.com.  You may find other articles of interest at that site by using the search keywords, florida friendly.


Presentation 1 - The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program 6/16/2010 ( 35 minutes)








Composting – Abbe Christopher, 10/3/2010, Master Gardener

How to make your own compost, by Master Gardener, Abbe Christopher, 10/3/2010.



Handouts: 

The first two publications are available at solutionsforyourlife.com.  You may find other articles of interest at that site by using the search keywords, compost, organic, mulch, etc.

Converting Yard Wastes Into Landscape Assets

Recipe for Homemade Compost  (in Adobe Reader PDF format)



Composting Presentation 10/3/2010 (40 minutes)

 



Rain Barrels and Cisterns – Mike Latronico, 10/2/2010: 

How to use these devices to capture "free water" from rain.  A field trip showing how the wind mitigation building is using water recapture systems.  (This presentation is combined with the talk on permeable pavers.)

No materials were provided for the presentation, which highlighted larger-scale rainwater collection systems.  However, solutionsforyourlife.com has information on rain barrels and cisterns.   Use the search keywords rain barrel, or cistern.  The Rainbarrels and Cisterns presentation has been combined with the Permeable Pavers presentation into one video.


Rain Barrels and Cisterns, & Permeable Pavers Presentations 10/2/2010 (47 minutes)





Permeable Pavers – Bill Megrath, 10/2/2010

Permeable Paves explains how permeable pavers work, gives design examples and discusses how to install them.  The Permeable Pavers  presentation has been combined with the Rain Barrels and Cisterns presentation into one video.

Handouts: 

The handout is available in PDF format below.  Additional materials on permeable pavers are available at solutionsforyourlife.com.  Use the search keywords permeable pavers.

Permeable Pavers    (in Adobe Reader PDF format)


Rain Barrels and Cisterns, & Permeable Pavers Presentations 10/2/2010 (47 minutes)




Storm Gourmet, Joanne Cooper, 10/3/2010

How do you prepare for an extended power outage and a lack of fresh water during an emergency? ; When you are without access to basic services, how will you cope? Joanne Cooper from St. Johns County Food and Consumer Services, University of Florida presents this topic, giving ideas for preparing for a storm and coping with the challenges it presents.  Presentation given  on 10/3/2010.



Storm Gourmet Presentation 10/3/2010 (43 minutes)





Additional Resource Materials:

Florida Wildflowers and Butterflies    (in Adobe Reader PDF format)

The Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design, copyright 2010  (in Adobe Reader PDF format - this is a large document - over 100 pages - so be prepared for the wait)

The Master Gardener Website at UF - among other resources.  Master Gardeners can sign up for newsletters emailed to you


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