: Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, the Florida Native Plant Society, Tarflower Chapter of the FNPS, and Paynes Prairie Chapter of the FNPS. LOCATION
: Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL 32773DETAILS FROM THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
"💯FREE Admission and Parking!
🤝 DONATE to show your support. Or JOIN if Cuplet Fern is for you!
😎Laid back, casual group- pull up a chair, relax, and enjoy the presentation! Help put chairs back after the meeting
🌿 Learn about natural Florida!
5-min PRE-PROGRAM DISCUSSION: Gabby Milch or Sharon Lynn from the League of Women Voters of Seminole County will be coming to our meeting do discuss the solar co-op program that is occurring in our region.
MAIN PROGRAM PRESENTATION: Don Philpott has been writing and experiencing the great outdoors for more than 50 years. He is a lead instructor with the University of Florida's Florida Master Naturalist program, a Florida Master Gardener and a Certified Interpretive Guide and member of the National Association for Interpretation. As a member of the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and a volunteer at Wekiwa Springs State Park, he helps run interpretive programs and guided walks and regularly conducts edible Florida and basic survival classes. He is executive director of the Florida State Parks Foundation.
In Florida we are blessed with a climate that provides a year-round supply of wild foods – from tender leaves and flowers that can be used in salads or cooked as greens to nuts, seeds and berries for trailside snacks and roots that can substitute for potatoes or be ground to produce flour in the same way that the first Floridian settlers, the Paleo-Indians, did thousands of years ago.
Foraging food for free can be fun if you want to add some interesting and nutritious ingredients to your meals or need a handy trail-side snack. It is different from foraging in an emergency when your ability to find food could save the lives of you and your family; but knowing what to forage for is a skill that will enhance your appreciation of and enjoyment in the countryside and is something you can do as a family.
Please bring extra cash this month- Don will be selling his last 30 copies of his book 'A Beginners Guide to Edible Florida' Check or cash only.
Cuplet Fern is pleased to have Don present to our community. Free admission. Donations towards YOUTH ECO-CAMP welcomed and highly encouraged at the meeting! Small selection of locally grown native plants also available for purchase (proceeds go towards YOUTH ECO-CAMP SPONSORSHIPS!)👦👧🏽👦🏾
Some helpful information/ Frequently asked questions 🌼 :
a) This event is free to the public. Programs are a service to our community. If you LOVE or even SUPPORT what we do, please consider joining or donating- it keeps us going 🤝
b) There is no charge to enter the Sanford Garden Club. Please come to our program between 6:30 pm and 7 pm
c) The Sanford Garden Club
does promote our group. They do list our group under 'Cuplet Fern Chapter'. Complete information on our programs can be found through our chapter website and newsletter. Visit cupletfern.org
d) No pre-registering required. Simply clicking on 'Going' or 'Interested' on this event is sufficient.