November is our annual membership meeting, when we have our annual election for the chapter board. By tradition, we also have a potluck dinner, meeting a bit earlier than usual (6:30pm) in order to break bread before our program. We also have a great program planned:
Nancy Bissett will give us insight into what it takes to do restoration projects in public gardens, using the native wildflower meadow and other projects at Bok Tower Gardens as an example. Nancy is a horticulturist, botanist, and restoration ecologist. She has experimented with the propagation and growth of many native plants, including grasses, wildflowers and rare species. She has developed techniques for restoring many upland communities, including scrub, sandhill and flatwoods, from site preparation and planting to direct-seeding native groundcovers and weed control.
Nancy and husband Bill own The Natives Inc., which was established in 1982. It is a multidisciplinary firm offering a wide range of services that include consulting, restoration design, restoration implementation, custom-designed native seed mixes, and a wholesale nursery growing only Florida native plants.
The public is welcome to participate in all activities of the Pinellas Chapter.
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