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Learn landscaping at free event

By The Staff

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fanning Springs State Park will host a festival emphasizing environmentally friendly techniques for watering, fertilizing and pest control practices for the home gardener on March 21.

The festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. , will host displays of irrigation, plant fertilization and pest management presented by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Nature Coast Master Gardeners’ Association

There will be demonstrations on xeriscaping and guided walks showcasing native landscaping in the park, as well as native and ornamental plant sales, food and children’s games. There will be drawings for free plant and prizes all day.

For more information about the event, visit www. FanningSpringsGardenFestival.com.

For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

This will be a free entry event.