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Webinar: Yards and Neighborhoods programs--Water Conservation stories from Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee

When Jan 18, 2011
from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Regional Webinar Series

Yards and Neighborhoods programs: stories from Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee

10:30 am ET to 12 pm ET; January 18, 2011

Presenters from Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee will discuss successes and challenges facing the Yards and Neighborhoods programs in their states. Key components of the programs will be presented, and approaches to evaluate effectiveness of individual components will be discussed. The session will conclude with the question-and-answer session. Please, have your questions ready!


Esen Momol, Director, Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM), University of Florida (bio)

Katie Giacalone, Statewide Coordinator, Carolina Clear, Clemson University (bio)

Ruth Anne Hanahan, Senior Research Associate, Water Resources Research Center, University of Tennessee (bio)

Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM)

Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. There are three components of the program:

1) The Homeowner program
2) The Builder and Developer program
3) The Green Industry Best Management Practices

Additional Information:

Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM) web-site
The 9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping (TM) Principles
The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook
Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design

Clemson Cooperative Extension Programs

Clemson University implements a variety of programs developed to inform and educate communities about water quality, water quantity, and the cumulative effects of stormwater

Carolina Clear comprehensive approach
The Carolina Yard and Neighborhood
Home & Garden Information Center

Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods

Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods (TYN) is a University of Tennessee program in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority that advises residents on how to maintain a beautiful, hardier landscape while conserving and protecting our water supply. We work with individuals and neighborhood associations, developers, contractors, and landscapers to improve landscaping practices so that topsoil, fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants don't wash into the streams.

Additional Information:

Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods web page
The Tennessee Yardstick Workbook
A Better Yard

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