Florida Native Plant Society Open Forum Public Invited

Public Invited
Mangrove Chapter Florida Native Plant Society Open Forum
Tuesday October 8, 2019

The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) will be hosting an “Open Forum” at their October 8th meeting. A panel of four professionals and experienced gardeners will answer questions from the members and attendees related to the (sometimes) tricky business of gardening in southwest Florida.

Panel members are :
Sam Baker, owner of Englewood Homegrown
Gail Finney, member of Mangrove Chapter FNPS and chair of the Native Garden at the Cedar Point Environmental Park
Ann O’Leary, a master gardener with Sarasota County Extension
Alice White, an active promoter of conservancy, and the protection of our natural world.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday October 8th at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood) in Englewood. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for social time, with a business meeting at 6:45. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Mangrove Chapter meetings are held at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd in Englewood, Florida, with speakers beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The evening promises to be informative and inspiring with plenty of time for comments, questions, lots of good discussion, and snacks.
Since its incorporation in 1985 as a nonprofit organization, the mission of FNPS has been the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native communities of Florida. Because few native plants survive the transplanting process from their natural habitat, it is critical that native plant communities remain as undisturbed and undamaged as possible.
We ask that FNPS members provide leadership in educating and promoting the preservation of existing native plants int heir natural habitats, and encourage the planting of additional native plants grown under nursery conditions from seeds or cuttings. This should result in a gain of native plants.

The one exception to this would be the salvage of plants in areas where land is being cleared.
We encourage Floridians and our winter visitors to learn more about the importance of Florida’s native plamts and communities by becoming a member of the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

For more information about Mangrove Chapter activities and events, please visit mangrove.fnpschapters.org.

At: Lemon Bay Park

570 Bay Park Blvd
Englewood Florida

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