Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Greenthumb"
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Spring is here with summer just around the corner, and we are all getting the itch to get outside and turn our dormant winter yards into a sea of color!
Stan DeFreitas will bring monthly gardening tips to Studio 10 viewers that are geared specifially for our unique West Central Florida climate. This month Stan shares some great ideas for spring and summer color that will beat the heat! Plus an easy starter project for growing summer tomatoes in a container.
Also known as "Mr. Green Thumb", Stan DeFreitas has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. "Mr. Green Thumb" has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune.
Stan is the:
-Number One gardening adviser in the state of Florida.
-First to establish a "community garden" in Pinellas County.
-Helped start the first Master Garden Program in Pinellas County.
-Jaycees Horticulture "Man of the Year", twice.
-Landscape design award from the city of St. Petersburg Beach.
-Awarded numerous garden club speaker certificates.
-Was the host of the highest rated garden show on local PBS
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