Progress 2015

Inagural Meeting January 2015

Chapter Vision

The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award winning native plant landscapes.

Pond Edge Plantings

Membership: Goal Met: 100 paid memberships by year end

The goal of 100 paid members was met during the July 24, 2015 meeting.By the end of November, 2015 we had110 memberships.

Residential Native Landscapes: Goal MetTen conversions by year end

Education: All Met: Goal:Ten regular monthly presentations;  Two “how to” workshops; Six field trips

Visibility: Goal Met: Six spotlights for native plants by local media

Daily Sun


The Daily Commercial has articles on Florida Native Flowers and Ground Covers by our local extension agents:

  • Florida Wildflowers by Juanita Popenoe
  • Sunshine Mimosa by Brooke Mofis
  • Frog Fruit by Lloyd Singleton More about Frog Fruit by Steve Turnipseed, President, The Villages Florida Native Plant Society.

Turf - Turf advances the growth, environmental outreach and profitability of the turf and landscape industry by providing green industry company owners and other industry professionals with cutting-edge information.

Landscape Design Goes Native Lindsey Getz, September 2013, Turf

Supply: Goal Met: Five nurseries that carry and feature native plants and three that perform native plant landscape designs and installs.

We have six local nurseries with Green Isles doing design and install.


Phone: 352-674-8385 Email: thevillages@fnpschapters.org

The Villages Chapter FNPS Officers

President:  Stephen Turnipseed 352-674-8385
Vice-President of Programs:  Kathy Porter
Vice-President of Field Trips:  Georgette Gerry
Secretary:  Jeanie Powell
Treasurer:  Mary Jeanne Walsh
Myrna Farquhar
Chapter rep:  Vacant

Web: Barbara Wertz web@thevillages.fnpschapters.org

FNPS Annual Conterence

May 19-22 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center

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