Appearances

At dawn leaving for a multi-event trip
on a previous #FloweredShirtTour
A new #FloweredShirtTour September 2018 through mid-November 2018

Normally, I give presentations only during book tours, so plan to come to one or more of my events. 

I'll be covering topics from my two (2!) new books "A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard" and "Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future." At most events I'll bring the new books and my 3 older books on Florida gardening to sell. In some cases books will be sold by the hosting organizations, but I'll be happy to sign them. Many of these events will be organized by various chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS), but I'll also be giving presentations to master gardeners, Audubon Society chapters, garden clubs, and more. Unless otherwise noted, these meeting and presentations are open to the public.

Sue Reed and I did not debate climate change, but provided 100s of practical actions that you can take right now in your yard and in your community. Published by New Society Press in 2018, it lists for $29.99, but I'll be selling it for $20 at my events. You may order a copy directly from our website www.climatewiselandscaping.com  This book walks you through the process of nativizing a small Florida yard. Written with Marjorie Shropshire it was published in 2018 and lists for 21.95. I'll be selling it for $20 at my events.
Order a copy on Amazon
I'll be giving this workshop several times in different areas of Florida.
See below for the schedule of events on my #FloweredShirtTour for this fall so far.  

Events listed by date: (Previous dates from this tour are at the bottom of the page.)

  December 1 A Climate-Wise presentation for Monroe County Extension
11am at the Monroe County Government Center (Gato Building) 1100 Simonton Street Key West, FL 33040  This is a bonus event that was added just a few weeks ago.

A list of past events on this #FloweredShirtTour:


  September 6: A Climate-Wise presentation for The Magnolia Chapter of FNPS  
(I apologize for not taking a group photo for this event.)
We had a great time at a green facility. 

  September 8: A 3-hour native yard workshop for The Magnolia Chapter of FNPS and The Sarracenia Chapter of FNPS at Wakulla Environmental Institute
A good turn out filled up the room and people were surprised at how much they learned. They also went home with boxes full of native plants to get a good start.




  September 10 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Pawpaw Chapter of FNPS in South Daytona. 

   September 11 A nativize your yard presentation at Mt Dora's W.T. Bland Library


   September 11 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS
7pm at Land O'Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639


   September 13  Not open to the general public. A nativize your yard presentation for the St. Johns County Master Gardeners at 10am 3125 Agricultural Center Drive St. Augustine, FL


   September 15 An Organic Gardening talk at Sanford Community Garden 
10am outside in the garden, so bring a chair and wear a hat. 430 W 18th St, Sanford, FL 32771

There were more than 20 gardeners that hot morning. I brought crops and harvests to share.
We had more than 30 people at this event! Sometimes they're camera shy.


   September 15 A nativize your yard presentation at The Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32725 This was only part of the crowd.




   September 17 A Climate-Wise presentation for the Duval Audubon Societ in Jacksonville, FL 32257. A great group with lots of good questions.

   September 18 A Climate-Wise presentation for the St. Johns County Audubon Society  Was a great group with lots of good questions for discussion, but no photo--sorry. This was Event #10 on my #FloweredShirtTour


   September 20 A Climate-Wise presentation for The  Coccoloba Chapter of FNPS
in Fort Myers, FL 33912.


   September 21 A Climate-Wise presentation at The Vero Beach Book Center
More people joined us as we got going and there was even a group of people who were listening from the balcony.

   September 22 A 3-hour native yard workshop for Lake Beautyberry Chapter of FNPS at IFAS/UF Extension 1951 Woodlea Road Tavares, FL 32778 There was also a native plant sale in the afternoon. 

Lake Beautyberry members setting up the plant sale. Workshop attendees bought plenty of plants to get started with their nativizing projects. 


   September 24 A nativize your yard presentation at Big Bend Chapter of FNPS 

It was a good group with lots of good questions, but the only photo I got was this beautiful Echo Moth behind the Steinhatchee Community Center.






   September 25 A Climate-Wise presentation for the Kissimmee Valley Audubon Society 
Here are some of the group. >>

   September 26 A nativize your yard presentation at Jacksonville's Murray Hill Library


  September 28 A Climate-Wise presentation at District III Master Gardener Conference
in DeLand, FL  So many gardeners in one room and with so much enthusiasm!

 Event #18 of #FloweredShirtTour Sept. 29 A sold-out 3-hour native yard workshop for The Ixia Chapter of FNPS at University of North Florida in Jacksonville. We also had a multi-vendor native plant sale and by the end, most of the plants had been sold. An excellent day!

 October 2 A Climate-Wise presentation at The Martin County Chapter of FNPS
6:30pm in Stuart, FL 34997
It was a great evening and an enthusiastic group. Thanks everyone!

 October 4 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Sweetbay Chapter of FNPS in Panama City, FL We had a good group with lots of good discussion.

   October 6 A nativize your yard presentation to at Tallahassee Nurseries even at 10am, it was hot. We talked about natives, milkweeds and more.

 October 8 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Fleming Island Garden Club in Clay County 10am at the Fleming Island Library 1895 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island, FL 32003

   October 9 An organic vegetable gardening presentation for the Steinhatchee Garden Club was cancelled due to Hurricane Michael heading toward the Big Bend Area of the state.

 October 9 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Sparkleberry Chapter of FNPS
was cancelled due to Hurricane Michael heading toward the Big Bend Area of the state.

   October 10 A nativize your yard presentation for the Clay County Master Gardeners in Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. A great group and a very nice lunch as well...

 October 11 A native plant presentation for Marion County Master Gardeners in Ocala


Marion County Master Gardeners: what an active group! Event #26 of my #FloweredShirtTour 


  October 11 A Climate-Wise presentation at Flagler Audubon Society in Palm Coast, FL  And as a speacial treat, click this link to see a video of my whole program.
(Yes, I wore the same flowered shirt all day, so there was a back-to-back repeat.)



 October 13 The Art of Maintaining a Florida native Yard presentation for The Passionflower Chapter of FNPS  in Clermont, FL

 October 14 A Climate-Wise presentation at Sustainable Kashi  in Sebastian, FL. We had a great time.

 October 15 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Pelican Island Audubon Society
6:30pm  Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach 32960

 October 16 A 3-hour native yard workshop for The Pelican Island Audubon Society
at Audubon House, inVero Beach 32962

  October 17 A nativize your yard presentation for The Suncoast Chapter of FNPS
at Hillsborough Co. Extension Service , Seffner, FL 33584


  October 18 A 3-hour native yard workshop at FANN's Native Plant Show (FANN = Florida Association of Native Plant Nurseries)
Bradenton Area Convention Center. What a wonderful event.

  October 20 A Native Plant presentation at Backyard Biodiversity Day sponsored by The Tarflower Chapter of FNPS at Mead Garden in Winter Park was a beautiful day with lots of great people and many bought lots of native plants.

One of the best landscape plans...
  October 21 47 people attended my 3-hour native yard workshop for The Coontie Chapter of FNPS at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach, FL 33312
Thanks to the Broward FNPS Chapter
for being such a good host.


  October 22 A native plants presentation for The Miami Lakes Garden Club



  October 23 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Dade Chapter of FNPS 7:30 p.m. at  Pinecrest Gardens. We had a great group here and lots of good questions. I brought in my poster that reminds us that "There is no Planet B!"

  October 24 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Sea Rocket Chapter of FNPS
7pm at The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780



  October 26 A nativize your yard presentation for The Villages Chapter of FNPS Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, FL 32163
More than 50 people attended my presentation on Native Plants. 
  October 27 A 2-hour native yard workshop for The Citrus Chapter of FNPS
at the Crystal River state park. We filled the room with about 50 people.







  October 29 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Marion Big Scrub Chapter of FNPS
in the haunted house room at Belleview Public Library because early voting was in the main meeting room.

  November 3 A nativize your yard workshop for The Cuplet Fern Chapter of FNPS in Sanford, FL was event #43 of my #FloweredShirtTour Only 9 events to go...


  November 5 A Climate-Wise presentation at Hernando Chapter of FNPS at Chinsegut Hill in Brooksville FL

  November 7 A nativize your yard presentation for The Anna Maria Garden Club which has a mission to nativize the whole island.



  November 8 A Climate-Wise presentation at Alachua Audubon Society at Millhopper Library in Gainesville, FL was an intrepid group who braved an extended downpour to attend my presentation.



  November 9 A Climate-Wise lunch-time presentation for University of Florida Landscape Architecture students in Gainesville was event #47 on my #FloweredshirtTour. What fun!


  November 12 A nativize your yard presentation for The Conradina Chapter of FNPS 6:00pm 555 Hammock Rd, Melbourne Village, FL 32904


  November 13 A Climate-Wise presentation at Fleming Island Library in Clay County 2:30pm 1895 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island, FL 32003


  November 13 A nativize your yard presentation for The Sea Oats Chapter of FNPS 7pm St. Johns River State College in Augustine, FL 32084


  November 14 A Climate-Wise presentation   >>
for Central Florida Sierra Club 
was fun group. When we talked about how important food is, I gave out some of my harvest including 2 Seminole pumpkins.




  November 20 A nativize your yard presentation was well-attended at The Palm Beach Chapter of FNPS  at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, FL. More than 50 people attended this event: #51 of my #FloweredShirtTour.