What we’re about
This meetup group is for the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Our mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of Florida's native plants and native plant communities. We have field trips to see Florida's wild areas both near and far, presentations by various speakers on a wide range of environmental subjects, plant sales, and volunteer opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about native plants, gardening and landscaping with natives, Florida's ecology, and basically, what the heck all those leafy green things growing out there in the woods are - we are the group for you! Please keep in mind, that while we allow anyone to join our Meetup group, being a Meetup member is not the same as being a member of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Please come to a few of our meetings and field trips, and if you enjoy what we do, consider becoming an official member of the Florida Native Plant Society/Suncoast Chapter.
Florida Native Plant Society http://www.fnps.org/
Suncoast Native Plant Society http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org/
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Native Plant Walk at Lettuce LakeLettuce Lake Park, Tampa, FL
Come discover the beauty of native plants on a guided walk with a representative of the Suncoast Native Plant Society. The two-hour walk will start behind the Joel Jackson Nature Center in the Native Plant Garden. After a short presentation, we will walk the boardwalk and trails to see what grows naturally in the park and learn how native plants benefit us.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs are allowed in the park but NOT on the boardwalk.
Visitors will sign a county waiver. The walk will be outdoors on maintained paved or dirt trails.
Walks are FREE, but there is a $2 entrance fee per vehicle (cash only) to get into the park.
- Chapter MeetingHillsborough County Extension Office, Seffner, FL
Tia Silvasy "Community Native Planting Projects"
Hillsborough County Extension has led and participated in a variety of native plant restoration and enhancement projects since welcoming their new residential horticulture agent and Master Gardener Coordinator, Tia Silvasy. Come hear Tia's talk and learn about the community outreach native planting projects around Hillsborough County.
Tia Silvasy got her agricultural roots from growing up on her grandparents’ farm in Pennsylvania. She’s been working in the horticulture field for over 30 years. Tia received her undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida and her master’s degree from University of Hawaii. Tia manages the Master Gardener Volunteer program and teaches horticulture classes with UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension.