2015 Meetings


January 23 February 27 March 27 April 24
May 22 June 26 July 24 August 28
September 25 October 23 November 27 December no meeting


Day: Fourth Friday of each month (except December)
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location:Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

Agendas and Minutes

Minutes are in .docx (Word) format. You have to download them to read them. (On a pc, if you don't see a "Save As" button the minutes have downloaded automatically to the folder you have designated for "downloads".)

December 25, 2015

no meeting on Christmas Day

November 17, 2015

Three members share their recent lawn to native plant landscape experiences.
Silver Springs Native Gardens – Jeff Kneisley - Park Services Specialist  spoke about the native plant upgrades to the park. Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

October 23, 2015

Discover the wonder of nature with noted naturalist Don Kendzior. Don is executive director of Noah’s Notes, a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to save nature in your backyard. His informative and entertaining nature programs have inspired many to make a difference in their homes and gardens. Whether you have a backyard or balcony, Don will show how you can garden with nature and create an eco-friendly naturescape that welcomes wildlife from bees and butterflies to hummingbirds!

Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

September 25, 2015

Ms. Stibolt is the author of the soon to be published, The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape, and two other books: Sustainable Gardening for Florida and Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida.

Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

August 28, 2015

Dr. Stanley-Stahr is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory.

Drawing for native plants.

Agenda - Minutes

July 26, 2015

Dr. Robert Stamp Dr. Stamps is a professor emeritus of environmental horticulture with the University of Florida. He currently serves as conservation chair for Orange Audubon Society and on the board of Audubon Florida.

Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

June 26, 2015

Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor is Professor Emeritus of the University of Central Florida where he taught for 35 years. He is also a distinguished author.

Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

May 22, 2015

“Planting with a Purpose” by environmental consultant, educator and author, Craig Huegel.  "Plants should do more than look good, grow well and do no harm, they should contribute to our local natural ecosystem."

Drawing for native plants

Agenda Minutes

April 24, 2015

Comments from FNPS state president – Anne Cox
Presentation: The 3Ps of Landscape Design – Gail Hansen-Univ of FL
Drawing for native plants

Agenda - Minutes

March 27, 2015

Agenda - Minutes

February 27, 2015

Agenda  - Minutes

January 23, 2015

Club inaguration

Agenda - Minutes

Minutes of Board Meetings

Generally The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Board meets on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 pm at Lake Miona or Steve Turnipseed's house. To attend a meeting or see the minutes of these meetings contact a board member. Contact information in the right co lumn.



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