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Day: February 28, 2020
Topic: Linda Willinski "Explore, Experience & Embrace Wild Florida - a Photographic Journey"
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages

Details and Directions


How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health

A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.


Read the full article at Yale Environment

TVFNPS 2020 Officers.

We still need the following positions filled:

Membership Officer - Myrna will continue to keep the members and contacts list updated in Mailchimp as well as manage the name badges. Ideally, the Membership Coordinator would be someone who likes to meet and talk with people.  They would check with guests to see if they are interested in joining.  Follow up with members who have not renewed.  Identify ways to create interest in FNPS and collect contact emails.

We also need volunteers for specific jobs / projects:

Email Nini Connor is you would like to volunteer for one of these positions.

Note: You do not have to perform the job alone. Jobs can be shared with a friend or spouse. Contact fnpsthevillages@gmail.com to volunteer.

FNPS Annual Conference is May 14-17 in Jacksonville, Florida

Field Trips

New Landscape Designs

The designs that Steve spoke about at the meeting on April 26, 2019 are available here.

The Villages FNPS Blog

Jo, Secretary The Villages FNPSJo, our wonderful secretary, has been writing about her native garden on our new blog. Check it out. Send her some comments or add something yourself.


Native Plant Landscape Brochure for North Central Florida

Plants are grouped into a grid of 9 blocks based on sun and moisture requirements. The is a pdf file meant to be folded for mailing. It is difficult to read online. Come to our meeting and get a paper copy for free! To view various sections online use Adobe Reader's Zoom and Rotate options. Link

Join The Villages Florida Native Plant Society (TVFNPS)

We need you. Here's the how and why of joining.

Action Alerts

The Florida legislature action alerts are posted on the FNPS website.


Remember to ask for native plants when visiting any nursery.  Your voice and dollars are making a difference and helping us achieve our Chapter Vision:  “The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award-winning native plant landscapes

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Published on  03.02.2020