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  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.

 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 3hour native yard workshop for The Coontie Chapter of FNPS
10:00am 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 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 (Room:CO-116 in the back of the building)
2990 College DriveSt. Augustine, FL 32084

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

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.