About

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 St. Petersburg College. “Mr. Green Thumb” has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun, Tampa Tribune and the St. Pete Times.

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
  • 2 seasons of the highly rated Ask Mr. Greenthumb Show.
  • Home show Presenter and Guest Speaker.
  • Author of Stan DeFreitas’ Complete Guide to Florida Gardening.

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About

Also known as “Mr. Greenthumb”, 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. Greenthumb” has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune.