2018 Meetings

2018 Meetings

10/25/18- Sandy Webb, Pine Lily Conservation Committee Chair presented on how to grow native plants from seeds. She discussed identifying plants for seed collection, cleaning, and storing. It was a hands-on presentation with live plant material to show seed preparation, which everyone got to take home after cleaning! We also had live, potted plants for free to take home including native Milkweed, Tropical Sage, and Firebush!

09/27/18- Valerie Anderson (Left), Pine Lily Policy and Legislation Committee Chair, FNPS  Director of Communications, President of Friends of Split Oak Forest, and owner of Anderson Geospatial discussed Conservation initiatives in Osceola County.

08/23/18- Deborah Krause of School of Holistic Living shared insights and information about herbal remedies created from various plants, including Bidens Alba and other native Florida species

07/26/18- Krista Stump from University of Florida’s IFAS, spoke on low impact development and incorporating rain gardens in urban design to increase water conservation, onsite water retention, water quality and habitat for birds and pollinators.

06/28/18- Lisa Roberts, Florida Wildflower Foundation Executive Director detailed how to create a roadside wildflower program in Osceola County.

05/24/18- Dana Sussman, Florida Forest Service shared her extensive knowledge of native trees and their importance in the State.

04/26/18- Grantley Ricketts with University of Florida Extension gave a detailed presentation on Florida gardening, including native plants.

03/22/18- Cody-Marie Miller, President of the Osceola County CF CISMA (Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) offered insights on Invasive Plants of Osceola County and How to be a Citizen Scientist. She works for The Nature Conservancy at the Disney Wilderness Preserve and is in charge of Invasive Species Management.

02/22/18- Jackie Rolly, renowned native plant naturalist, plant salvage leader, and Tarflower Chapter member spoke on rescuing native plants from development. As a land steward at the Oakland Nature Preserve, Jackie has overseen restoration of that site for many years.

01/25/18- Osceola County Urban Forester Chris Kincaid spoke about the new Urban Forestry division, future mapping of natural resources, tree protection and tree mapping programs.

Published on  01.10.2019