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Horticulture Corner: River-friendly Yards


It’s no secret that runoff from conventional lawn and garden products has harmful effects on the St. Johns River, but is it possible to enjoy a beautiful and productive landscape without them? Recent breakthroughs in microbiology and mycology are making it easier than ever to create a lush, vibrant yard while reducing or eliminating harmful pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Learn the secrets of eco-friendly lawn care, and how you can apply this knowledge to create the sustainable landscape of your dreams.

Charles Goodin is president of Johnny Appleseed Organic, a Jacksonville start-up that manufactures organic, environmentally friendly soil amendments. Powered by a science-backed blend of cutting-edge microbiology and fungi, ClimateGard™ and ClimateYard™ empower homeowners, institutions, and commercial property managers to reduce or eliminate nutrient runoff into the St. Johns River.

This program will be offered in-person at the Garden Club and simultaneously on Zoom. COVID-19 health and safety precautions will be practiced during the event and will be outlined closer to the event.

The program is free and open to the public.


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