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Workshops & Events

A water-efficient landscape.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Growing Your Water-Wise Garden

Grow your garden rain or shine! Use Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles to create a garden oasis designed to thrive in Tampa.

Conservation team at EcoFest

14th Annual EcoFest

Celebrate Earth Month by taking part in MOSI's 14th Annual EcoFest. This is a FREE family and pet-friendly event. Attendees can participate in workshops, listen to live music, and check out local vendors. Stop by our booth to learn about how you can save water and protect our environment! 

Water wise landscape
MAY 11 AT 10AM

FFL 101: Putting Florida Back Into Your Garden

This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ workshop will take place in person at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Seffner. It's open to all City of Tampa and Hillsborough County residents. Speakers will help you face the changes and challenges in your Florida landscape. Participants will receive educational materials and water-saving devices. 

neighborhood meeting
Let’s Talk Water

Interested in having a Tampa Water Department expert speak at your business, HOA or community meeting, organization, or event? 

A minimum group size of 10 people is required to request a speaker from the Tampa Water Department.

Topics that we currently cover in our presentations include:

  • Checking for indoor leaks
  • Water use restrictions & enforcement
  • Water wise irrigation series, including Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM 
  • Tips to reduce your utility bill
water conservation booth

Don’t see a water-related topic that you would like to know more about? E-mail your suggestions to

Triple Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM workshops

Held monthly from February through November

In partnership with the University of Florida Institute of Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)

Composting, micro-irrigation, and rainwater harvesting workshops are regularly held online or at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Conference Center located at 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner, FL 33584.

The Tampa Water Department is proud to fund the composting kits, the micro-irrigation kits, and the 45 to 55-gallon rain barrels distributed to Tampa Water Department customers who attend these workshops.

The cost for this triple workshop is $5.00 per workshop per household (nonrefundable). Registration is required.

Interested in attending one of our partner workshops? Explore UF/IFAS’s list of upcoming workshops and events to register for the next workshop or learn more about other events they’re hosting or participating in.

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