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4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Workbook

John Pipoly, Angelina Toomey, Sarah Hensley, Esen Momol, Jennifer W. Marvin, and Kelly Perez

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Contributions and review were provided by Laura Cash; Joy Jordan, PhD (retired); Sydney Park Brown, PhD; Paula Davis; Norma Samuel, PhD; and Laurie Trenholm, PhD, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; and Amanda Levine, Pioneer Middle School.

Special acknowledgments to the following individuals and groups:

Alexandra Draper, 4-H agent, Broward County Extension Education Section, Parks and Recreation Division; Sandy Granson; Ted Dvoracek; and Linda Shelton, formerly of Broward County Extension Education; Pioneer Middle School; Rao Mylavarapu, UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences; Bill Heltemes, retired regional specialized 4-H agent; Tracy Tesdall, former regional specialized 4-H agent; Brian Niemann, former Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Homeowner Program; Julie Brown, former nursery manager, Markham Park, Broward County; Robin Reccasina, director of education, Sawgrass Nature Center; Janice Malkoff, North American Butterfly Association; Tom Wichman, Green-Industries Best Management Practices Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program; and Esen Momol, director, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program.

4-H Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Curriculum was sponsored by the Florida 4-H Foundation Energizing RFP Grant program in 2010 and is the joint property of the state of Florida and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The 4-H emblem is protected under 18 U.S.C. 707. Funding was also provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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Publication #4H422

Date: 3/23/2023

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About this Publication

This document is 4H422, one of a series of the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 2021. Revised March 2023. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

John Pipoly, PhD, former urban horticulture Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County; Angelina Toomey, MS, former 4-H youth development Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County; Sarah Hensley, 4-H youth development state specialized Extension agent; Esen Momol, PhD, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program director; Jennifer W. Marvin, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Florida Yards & Neighborhoods statewide coordinator; and Kelly Perez, former Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Florida Yards and Neighborhoods statewide coordinator; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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