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More and more Florida residents are deciding to replace highly fertilized, overwatered, pesticide-dependent lawns, and landscaping with native plants. They want to reduce their carbon footprints; save time, water, and money; and attract birds and butterflies. But where to begin? In her presentation, Ginny will talk about how to create and maintain a Florida native landscape.
Ginny Stibolt is a life-long gardener with an MS degree in Botany from the University of Maryland. Because gardening is different in Florida, she’s been writing about her adventures in Florida gardening since 2004. After joining the Florida Native Plant Society in 2004, her landscaping style changed to include more native plants and natural areas in her yard. She authored Sustainable Gardening for Florida (2009), Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida with Melissa Contreras (2013), The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape (2015), and Step by Step to a Florida Native Yard with Marjorie Shropshire (2018) -- all published by University Press of Florida. She co-wrote Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future with Sue Reed (2018) published by New Society Press. In addition, Ginny manages a “Sustainable Gardening for Florida” Facebook page and writes for her own blog, www.GreenGardeningMatters.com.
A book signing in Pan’s Garden will follow the lecture.
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