Meetings and Events

Our meetings are notorious for intriguing topics and a great light supper. If you want to meet the "who's who" in Hernando County or just learn all about native plants come to our general meetings. We look forward to meeting you!

Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of the month. Arrive at 6:30 for a light meal and socializing.

Please note: Our  meetings are currently held at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601 -  Click here for map

Our calendar (scroll down) features our and other like-minded organizations activities working to preserve and restore Florida's native plant communities. Educational programs will help you learn about native plants, both in the wild and in landscapes.

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Monday, November 5th 2018, 7:00 pm
Chinsegut Hill Retreat

Climate-Wise Landscaping: A native landscape may also be good for our only planet 

featuring Ginny Stibolt, Author and Gardener

Sponsored by the Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

This presentation is based on topics from the book “Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future,” which takes an optimistic approach, with hundreds of actions that property owners or land managers (homeowners, communities, and municipalities) can take right now to accomplish at least one of 3 objectives: 1) to help the landscape survive climate change, 2) to help wildlife survive climate change, and 3) to help to mitigate climate change.

The book was written by Ginny Stibolt, a botanist in Florida and Sue Reed, a landscape Architect in Massachusetts, with a foreword by Doug Tallamy.
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Our Partners

Florida Native Plant Society
Throughout the state, our 30+ Chapters are hosting programs and fieldtrips that are open to the public, and feature the hallmark focus on our mission: conservation, preservation and restoration of the "Real Florida." Visit the FNPS website to explore the state-wide calendar.

Hernando Audubon Society
The Hernando Audubon Society's Web Site has event and activity information!  Go to: Hernando Audubon Home Page.

Chinsegut Conservation Center
Florida Fish; Wildlife Conservation Commission, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (Route 476), Brooksville, FL.   Go to Chinsegut Events 

About our speaker: 
Ginny Stibolt began her professional life as a teacher and over the years has taught math, science, business, and computer courses at levels from 7th grade through college. She is a life-long gardener with a Master of Science degree in Botany from the University of Maryland. 
Since moving to Florida in 2004, she has written 4 peer-reviewed books on Florida gardening all published by University Press of Florida. She has also coauthored "Climate-Wise Landscaping" published by New Society Press in 2018. In addition, she has written hundreds of gardening and nature articles for various publications. She speaks regularly to environmental and gardening groups. Her website is www.GreenGardeningMatters.com.