Short Course North

Defend Florida: Its Beauty, Resources, and History

Date: August 12-13, 2021
Daily hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: District 1, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and University of Florida IFAS

Location: Escambia County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570
For more info contact Kat Spieker at spkfreedom@embarqmail.com  or 850-687-6381

Fee $35, $50, $65 – see registration for specifics

Deadline to Register is Aug 1, 2021

Registration Link
https://www.pensacolagardencenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Short-Course-North-2021.pdf

8-8:45am   Registration

8:45-9        Welcome, Introductions

9-9:45        Cherokee Indians-Ethno Botanicals, Ken Johnson

9:50-10:45 Pollinators and Native Plant Landscapes, Marie Harrison

10:45-11:00 Break and Shop

11-11:50     Animal Ambassadors, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge     Christe Baker, Executive Director      

12-1           Lunch and Shopping

1-1:50       Invasive Coastal Animals, Rick O’Connor

2-2:50       Tree Hazards in Your Yard/Fire Ecology in Our Forests   Maria Wilson, Okaloosa County Forestry Agent

3- 3:15      Break and Shop

3:15-4:00  Make and Take A Floral Design (Part I)

Linda Henderson, National Flower Show Judge & State Certified FD Instructor

DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS: THROUGHOUT DAY, RAFFLE BASKETS: 3PM DAILY

Friday, August 13, 2021

8-8:45am    Registration

8:45-9am    Announcements

9-9:50        Invasive Plants In Our Wetlands, Carrie Stevenson

10-10:45    Controlling Invasive Plants-When to Strike! Sheila Dunning

10:45-11:00 Break and Shop

11-11:50     Roadside Wildflowers, Suzanne Spencer

12-1             Lunch and More Shopping

1-1:50        Low Maintenance Native Foundation Plants, Beth Bolles

2-2:50         Lower Impact Pesticides, Sam Greendorfer      

3-3:15         Break and Shop

3:15-4:00    Make and Take A Floral Design (Part II )    

Linda Henderson,  National Flower Show Judge & State Certified FD Instructor

DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS: THROUGHOUT DAY, RAFFLE BASKETS: 3PM DAILY, 50/50 CASH DRAWING 3PM FRIDAY