EVENT BY Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and UF IFAS Extension Seminole County‘s Tina McIntyre
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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 Cuplet Fern member and Seminole IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, for this informative presentation on how to properly handle pests in your yard. You will learn how to create an effective defense against pests while minimizing your impact on the environment.
Reports have shown that 30-40 percent of the pesticide use in Florida occurs in urban areas. With its subtropical, humid environment, Florida is an ideal environment for insect pests and weedy plants. Many people today are looking for ways to manage weeds and pests with little to no use of toxic materials. The control of pests seldom relies on a single pest control practice. Rather, the decision to initiate control involves a combination of elements, including: monitoring, knowledge of the pests/plant/animal hosts, beneficial organisms, level of damage, and selection of the pesticide with the least risk to humans and the environment. Together, these elements form the basis for the practice of integrated pest management, more commonly referred to as IPM.
Tina McIntyre has been a member of the Florida Native Plant Society for several years. She completed her masters in conservation biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is a former UCF Arboretum employee. She also worked with the Orange County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) as a Senior Environmental Specialist.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension encompasses IFAS faculty, scientists, educators, staff, and volunteers that work to give Florida residents the knowledge they need in their daily lives.
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!)👦👧🏽👦🏾
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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 come to our program 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