EVENT BY Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and The Natives Nursery’s co-owner, Nancy Bissett -a FANN member nursery.
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💯FREE Admission and Parking!
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😎Laid back, casual group- check-in, relax, and enjoy the presentation! Help put things back in their place after the meeting (leave the venue as you found it, if not better!)
🌿 Learn about natural Florida!
MAIN PROGRAM PRESENTATION:
Please join Nancy Bissett as she discusses an interesting topic that few programs go in-depth on: grasses, rushes, and sedges. Nancy will describe and delineate common selections used in the landscaping- some may appeal to you so much, that you will consider them for your yard as well!
Restoration ecologist, botanist, and horticulturist Nancy Bissett graduated from Florida Southern College (summa cum laude), with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture and botany, June 1980. She and her husband, Bill, co-founded The Natives in 1982. Nancy serves as a consultant, designs and installs upland restoration projects, assists on research projects, monitors and surveys vegetation in central Florida, performs rare plant surveys, and assists and advises on horticultural operations.
Nancy has developed techniques for restoring many upland communities including scrub, sandhill, and flatwoods that include site preparation, planting, direct-seeding native groundcovers, and weed control. She has developed and enacted direct seeding projects for state and local agencies, water management districts, mitigation banks, mined lands, developers, and corporations. As a botanist she has assisted with monitoring research projects for The Nature Conservancy, Florida Institute of Phosphate Research, and others. She has performed various rare plant and vegetation surveys, and also helped federal, state, and local authorities find and evaluate rare plant communities.
As the developer of The Natives nursery, Nancy has experimented with the propagation and growth of many natives plants, including grasses, wildflowers, and rare species.
Free admission. Donations towards YOUTH ECO-CAMP welcomed and highly encouraged at the meeting! Small selection of locally grown native plants also available for purchase (proceeds go towards YOUTH ECO-CAMP SPONSORSHIPS!)👦👧🏽👦🏾
Some helpful information/ Frequently asked questions 🌼 :
a) This event is free to the public. Programs are a service to our community. If you LOVE or even SUPPORT what we do, please consider joining or donating- it keeps us going 🤝
b) There is no charge to enter the Auditorium. Please arrive between 6:30p and 7p
c) Complete information on our programs can be found through our chapter website and newsletter. Visit http://cupletfern.org 🌱
d) No pre-registering required. Simply clicking on ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on this event is sufficient.
e) A timeline of our meeting and program is as follows:
6:45pm Welcome and soft opening
7:00pm Meeting begins with monthly announcements
7:20pm Pre-program discussion (if any)
7:30pm Plant descriptions for Youth Eco Camp
8:30pm Presentation winds down/concludes
8:35pm Q&A/Discussion with audience
8:40pm Meeting and program concludes
8:45pm Departure begins
9:00pm Building closes