Landscape Tour May 21st
It is Spring and time to get outside! This year our FNPS - The Villages Chapter residential landscape tour will be on Friday, May 21st. These 12 homes represent excellent examples of how native plants can be designed and maintained to fit into a managed community with an expectation for a high aesthetic.
All FNPS members in good standing, Certified Master Gardeners and Extension Agents, and a limited number of OUTSIDE Collaborate participants are eligible to attend.
- The date is Friday, May 21st, and the tour time window will be 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To protect homeowner privacy, we will provide two addresses as alternatives for the designated first stops to both active FNPS members and designated attendees who sign up or respond to firstname.lastname@example.org for the tour. Someone will be present at the first stops to hand out physical copies of the other addresses between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.
- Everyone will sign in and sign a waiver at the first home.
- The tour is self-guided, but many of the homes have plant labels, and some owners or designated docents may be available to answer questions.
We look forward to seeing you in person again.
Sue Egloff, FNPS The Villages Chapter, president 2021
Steve Turnipseed, Tour Organizer
Next Meeting - May 28, 2021
Growing the Market for Florida Native Plants
Timothee Sallin is Co-CEO of IMG Enterprises. A diversified, family owned Florida agri-business with operations in citrus, environmental horticulture, ecosystem restoration and landscape. Timothee is passionate about promoting sustainable agricultural and landscape practices as well as innovation in technology and organizational leadership.
Timothee is a board member of 1000 Friends of Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving special places and building better communities. A graduate from New College of the University of South Florida, Timothee earned a degree in Economics and International Studies. Timothee is also a graduate from the University of Florida’s Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
IMG Enterprises believes that through our sustainable connection to the environment we can transform the world exponentially.
We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can join online at www.fnps.org/membershipform
Friday Lunch and Learn
The FNPS, Lunch and Learn, presents a weekly speaker on native plants. Many are members only. Some are available to all and they are linked to our YouTube Playlists. There is a very good three-part series on "Native Plant Design" that is linked to our YouTube channel. If you are an FNPS member and wish to receive links to all videos, email email@example.com and request membership in the private FNPS Facebook.
Vice President: This person assists the president and learns the duties so they can take over the next year. We need continuity to achieve our goals.
Secretary: The secretary attends board and chapter meetings and takes minutes. Minutes are necessary for non-profit status. Jo our current secretary has served four years.
Copy this email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com and volunteer.
Why Grow Native Plants?
What's wrong with the plants the builder gave you? Do local landscapers support Florida ecology? Check out this presentation from the Florida Wildflower Association. The presenter, Doug Tallamy is a well-known entomologist. He has written two best selling, award-winning non-fiction books - Bringing Nature Home and Nature's Best Refuge.
Want to Know More About Sumter County?
Sumter County Extension YouTube
This YouTube channel has presentations about local wildlife from Jim Davis, our extension agent.