Workshops require advance registration and some have fees
Please check the individual workshop descriptions below for additional information
A is for Acorn
The ABC's of Foraging with children and families
Workshop Leader Christina Hunt
Thursday 9:00 am until 10:30.
A hands on edible plants workshop for beginners, families, and children's group leaders. We will focus on several easily identifiable edible plants found in the wild and your own backyard, as well as what to do with your plants once they are foraged. We will also have a chance to taste several plants, both in their raw form and in recipes.
Note from Christina: I will have several plants and recipes available for tasting. While no recipes contain peanuts, and I list all ingredients used, my home is not peanut or allergen free. I am not responsible for any allergic reactions to prepared items or the raw ingredients.
Christina is an outdoor educator and nature enthusiast. She has had a fascination with edible plants since she was a child and has been apprenticing under author and naturalist Peggy Lantz for a little over a year. Christina works with children and families daily and has a passion for bringing more people outdoors, especially to forage.
Step-by-Step Native Landscaping
Workshop Leader Marjorie Shropshire
This course answers the question: “I want to make my home landscape more sustainable. How do I get started with natives?” Attendees will learn how to assess their properties and various strategies for transforming them into places that support birds, pollinators and people.
- Why natives
- Assessing a property
- Stormwater & shorelines
- Woody plants
- Herbaceous plants
- Wild areas
- Landscape poisons
- Human-use areas
Landscaping for Native Pollinators
Transform your yard into an oasis for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. This workshop will teach you the vital components of a pollinator-friendly landscape. We’ll offer a closer look at Florida’s native pollinators, including hands-on pollinator ID activities. This workshop will cover landscape design and care tips for making your pollinator habitat appealing to both pollinators and your neighbors, and highlight key native plants for attracting pollinators.