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Day: September 28, 2018
Topic:Composting and Vermiculture by Master Gardener, Kathy Porter
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages
Topic: “Pollinators”

Details and Directions


October is Native Plant Month

Creating a Low Maintenance Native Plant Landscape
Steve Turnipseed

Tuesday Sept 25th 
9 am Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32162
1 pm SeaBreeze Recreation, Center 2384 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32162
3 pm Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163

Thursday Sept 27th

9:30 am Belvedere Library, 325 Belvedere Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162
1 pm Sumter County Service Center, Room 102, 7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785

Steve is President of The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. His home has received the FNPS Residential Excellence Award. Video

Since this video was created he has removed all turf grass and added a water feature.

Sumter County Honors Native Plant Month

Last year Sumter County joined the FNPS is declaring October as Native Plant Month. The county recognizes the growth and importance of the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society. They appreciate the work of our members in preserving, conserving and restoring native plants. Sumter County joins FNPS is declaring October "Florida Native Plant Month".

Xerces Society "Bring Back the Pollinators" 

Bring Back the Pollinators

Download the Xerces Society Pollinator List for Florida (pdf file)

Sharon's Florida

Sharon's Florida: Web site about central Florida plants and wildlife developed by a Florida native, who has been active with Florida Native Plant Society and Master Gardeners. Lots of good information here.

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  24.09.2018