Be Floridian Partnership

Dave and I are proud to announce that Backyard Getaway is the newest business partner of the Be Floridian fertilizer education campaign. Be Floridian is coordinated by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program with support from Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas counties and the city of Tampa. The campaign promotes “Gardening like a Floridian” by complying with local fertilizer ordinances and using native or Florida Friendly gardening practices. Be Floridian business partners must pledge to promote principals of sustainable gardening, including “right plant, right place” and responsible fertilizer use to protect our Florida waterways.

As a special welcome Backyard Getaway was featured in the BeFloridian February newsletter. In addition, Be Floridian created a special “Top five pond questions” video featuring Backyard Getaway. You can view the short but informative video on their youtube channel. Be sure to visit BeFloridian and sign up to receive their newsletter.

Watch for the Be Floridian Flock at local events this spring. 25 Flamingos were painted by local artist/craftspeople including yours truly and 25 will be painted by students at Ringling School of Art & Design.

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