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Grow Your Own Park
March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duval Audubon Society, Northeast Florida Sierra Club, the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, and the Garden Club of Jacksonville partner for a special Horticulture Corner program with Doug Tallamy of the Homegrown National Park project, an effort to create 20 million acres of native plantings in yards and communities across the United States.
These four organizations are joining together to encourage people in Northeast Florida to sign up their yards for the Homegrown National Park challenge. They will suggest sets of native plants for different conditions, such as sunny, shady, or dry, and provide handouts with helpful information. Dr. Tallamy will give a presentation by Zoom which will be followed by an in-person introduction to easy to grow native plants with representatives from Duval Audubon, Ixia Chapter of FNPS, and Northeast Florida Sierra Club.
Native Plant Sale
There will be a native plant sale at the event to help people get started on native plantings in their own yards.
Botanist and author Ginny Stibolt will have a selection of her books for sale, such as “The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape” and “A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard.”