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 or contact me to make a date for your organization. I still have a few openings in my schedule. 

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  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.
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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:

  September 6: A Climate-Wise presentation for The Magnolia Chapter of FNPS  
7pm in Room 1024 King Life Sciences Building, 319 Stadium Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304

  September 8: A 3-hour native yard workshop for The Magnolia Chapter of FNPS and The Sarracenia Chapter of FNPS at Wakulla Environmental Institute 170 Preservation Way Crawfordville, FL 32327 9:30am to 12:30pm The $15 fee includes the workshop and a native plant. To register, go to this EventBrite Link. Space is limited.

  September 10 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Pawpaw Chapter of FNPS
7pm at the Piggotte Community Center 504 Big Tree Rd. South Daytona, FL 32119

   September 11 A nativize your yard presentation at Mt Dora's W.T. Bland Library
1:30pm at 1995 N. Donnelly Street Mt. Dora 32757

   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 11am 3125 Agricultural Center Drive St. Augustine, Fl 32092.  This event will be offered to MGs from neighboring counties as well. Please let the agent (Terra Lyn Freeman) know if you'll be coming from a different county.

   September 15 A nativize your yard presentation at The Lyonia Environmental Center 2pm in the Center's classroom at 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32725

   September 17 A Climate-Wise presentation for the Duval Audubon Society  
6:30pm at The Neviaser Educational Institute, 4266 Sunbeam Rd #100, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

   September 18 A Climate-Wise presentation for the St. Johns County Audubon Society  6:30pm St. Johns River State College 2990 College Drive  St. Augustine, FL 32084  Room: CO-116

   September 20 A Climate-Wise presentation for The  Coccoloba Chapter of FNPS
6:30pm at the Holton Eco-Preserve at Universalist Unitarian Church located at 13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912.

   September 21 A Climate-Wise presentation at The Vero Beach Book Center
3pm at 392 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960

   September 22 A 3-hour native yard workshop for Lake Beautyberry Chapter of FNPS
9am Lake County/IFAS/UF Extension 1951 Woodlea Road Tavares, FL 32778 More details TBA

   September 24 A nativize your yard presentation at Big Bend Chapter of FNPS
6pm to 8pm at the Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Dr, Steinhatchee, FL 32359

   September 25 A Climate-Wise presentation for the Kissimmee Valley Audubon Society  
6:45 pm at KUA (Kissimmee Utility Authority) Building 1701 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee 34741

   September 26 A nativize your yard presentation at Jacksonville's Murray Hill Library
7pm at 918 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205

  September 28 A Climate-Wise presentation at District III Master Gardener Conference
at 3150 E New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32724. You must be a Master Gardener to attend.

 September 29 A 3-hour native yard workshop for The Ixia Chapter of FNPS
10:30 at the Student Union at University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Also, a multi-vendor native plant sale starting at 10am. $35 registration fee includes the workshop and a year's FNPS membership. To register click on this EventBrite link.

 October 2 A Climate-Wise presentation at The Martin County Chapter of FNPS
6:30pm at Wolf High-Technology Center Johnson Auditorium IRSC Chastain Campus
2400 SE Salerno Rd. Stuart, FL 34997

 October 4 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Sweetbay Chapter of FNPS
5:30pm at the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida @ 308 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405.

 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 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Sparkleberry Chapter of FNPS
6:30pm at Hatch Park, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, 32008.

   October 10  Not open to the general public. A nativize your yard presentation for the Clay County Master Gardeners at 11:30am 2463 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

 October 11 Not open to the general public A Climate-Wise presentation for Marion County Master Gardeners 11:00am at 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd Ocala 34470

  October 11 A Climate-Wise presentation at Flagler Audubon Society
6:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE Palm Coast, FL  32137

 October 13 The Art of Maintaining a Florida native Yard presentation for The Passionflower Chapter of FNPS 
10:am at Cooper Memorial Library 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr,  Clermont, FL 34711

 October 14 A Climate-Wise presentation at Sustainable Kashi 
2pm Kashi, 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL, 32958

 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
9am at Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), Vero Beach 32962

  October 17 A nativize your yard presentation for The Suncoast Chapter of FNPS
7pm at Hillsborough Co. Extension Service (in the back) 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner, FL 33584

  October 18 A 3-hour native yard workshop at FANN's Native Plant Show 
(FANN = Florida Association of Native Plant Nurseries)
3:30pm Bradenton Area Convention Center 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221

  October 20 A Climate-Wise presentation at Backyard Biodiversity Day sponsored by The Tarflower Chapter of FNPS at Mead Garden 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 Time TBA.

  October 21 A 2-hour native yard workshop for The Coontie Chapter of FNPS
10am at Julia Hall, Secret Woods Nature Center 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

  October 22 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Miami Lakes Garden Club
7pm in the Mary Collins Center 15151 Montrose Road. Miami Lakes 33016

  October 23 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Dade Chapter of FNPS
7:30 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd Pinecrest, FL 33156

  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 25 A nativize your yard presentation at the NW Florida Master Gardeners Regional Conference 
4956 State Highway 20 East Freeport, FL 32439 You must be a Master Gardener to attend.

  October 26 A nativize your yard presentation for The Villages Chapter of FNPS
1:30pm at Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

  October 27 A 3-hour native yard workshop for The Citrus Chapter of FNPS
9:00am to 12:00pm 3266 N. Sailboat Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428

  October 29 A Climate-Wise presentation for The Marion Big Scrub Chapter of FNPS
6:00pm at Belleview Public Library 13145 SE Hwy. 484, Belleview, FL 34420

  November 3 A nativize your yard workshop for The Cuplet Fern Chapter of FNPS
9:30am at Sanford Chamber of Commerce: 400 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771. $45 fee includes a year's FNPS membership. Registration link TBA.

  November 5 A Climate-Wise presentation at Hernando Chapter of FNPS
6:30pm Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601

  November 7 A nativize your yard presentation for The Anna Maria Garden Club
11am at 512 Pine Ave Anna Maria, Florida 34216. You must be a member of the Garden club to attend.

  November 8 A Climate-Wise presentation at Alachua Audubon Society
7pm at Millhopper Library 3145 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606

  November 12 A nativize your yard presentation for The Conradina Chapter of FNPS
6:00pm Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

  November 8 A Climate-Wise presentation at Fleming Island Library in Clay County
2:30pm 1895 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island, FL 32003

  November 20 A Climate-Wise presentation at The Palm Beach Chapter of FNPS
7pm at Mount Botanical Garden 531 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, Fl 33415