Locals get lessons on renovating landscapes

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some locals gained some seeds of knowledge Thursday evening at Gulf Coast State College.

With Arbor Day approaching and some locals looking to renovate their yards, the University of Florida Institution of Food and Agricultural Services wanted to help residents get started.

Thursday in the Sarzin lecture hall, the group hosted their first workshop in their Landscape and Recovery series.

The workshop discussed tree care, selection, and installation of trees suited to the Florida Panhandle.

Julie McConnell, The Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS Extension of Bay County said, "We just want to give people the knowledge to make good choices as they're trying to get through the recovery phase in their landscape. We've all had a lot of damage and we don't want to spend our time and money on something that is counterproductive."

Each person attending the workshop was given a free tree to take home.

The next workshop is planned for February.

To keep up with the workshop dates, click here.