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ANNOUNCEMENT Florida Keys NPW online October 20, 2020

The next virtual meeting for the Florida Keys Native Plant Workshop is Tuesday October 20 at 5:30 

Laurie Brooks is hosting the Zoom meeting for the Florida Keys Native Plant Workshop class.  Here is the zoom connection information: 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4526147402?pwd=RCtlMU5pbENhZk4yd1VvaHRpMG50QT09 

Meeting ID: 452 614 7402

Passcode: 123456…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on October 8, 2020 at 11:50am — No Comments

September Update on Dade Native Plant Workshop

Greetings all,

I contacted Theresa Chormanski to determine the status of Miami Dade College, our meeting place.  They are still pretty much shut down apparently, and likely will be in October.  This is the longest we've ever gone not having a meeting since the NPW's inception.  

If any of you know of a potential meeting space, whether it be a church, synagogue, club, etc. with folks who are willing to let us meet there, please let me know.   Some of you may…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on September 23, 2020 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

May 19th, 2020 Native Plant Workshop Cancelled

Well, this COVID-19 thing has made meetings a bit difficult.  County guidelines currently recommend groups of ten or less, so that pretty much fits in with the typical number of people who attend the workshop.  However, Miami Dade College is shut down, so we do not have a facility to meet in.  I spoke with Theresa Chormanski, and she stated that maybe in the Fall (September).  Now that a third month (May) has been canceled, that leaves us with June, July, and August. 

If any…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on May 12, 2020 at 8:53am — No Comments

21 April 2020 Dade Native Plant Workshop

April's topic is the genus Nephrolepis (Sword ferns) and will be lead by Jennifer Possley of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens (Woodmansee will be giving a talk in Palm Beach).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on March 18, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

17 March 2020 Dade Native Plant Workshop CANCELED

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC, WE WILL NOT BE MEETING THIS TUESDAY.  APRIL'S MEETING IS STILL ON UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.

March's topic is the Malvaceae (Mallow Family), this includes the Sterculiaceae, Bombicaceae, and Tiliaceae.  Go to the Institute for Regional Conservation's FISF Online Database Advance Search…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on February 20, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

18 February 2020 Dade Native Plant Workshop

February's topic is the Celastraceae (Stafftree Family), which have six native species in South Florida.  Go to the Institute for Regional Conservation's FISF Online Database Advance Search tab and select "Celastraceae" under the Plant Family look-up, and a list of plants found in South Florida will appear.   Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on January 30, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

21 January 2020 Dade Native Plant Workshop

January's topic is the Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family) which includes carnivorous plants such as bladderworts (Utricularia spp.) and Butterworts (Pinguicula spp.).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.    

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on December 18, 2019 at 8:38am — No Comments

December 17, 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

December's topic is Gymnosperms (conifers and cycads), Poinsettia (now part of Euphorbia), and Hollies (Aquifoliaceae) .  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  This will also be our traditional Christmas Party (19th?), so you are encouraged to bring in a dish or beverage to share.  Holiday Cheer is welcome.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on November 20, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

November 19, 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

November's topic is the Sunflower family (Asteraceae).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and address…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on October 16, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

October 15, 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

In honor of Halloween, October's topic is the Squash family (Cucurbitaceae).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate.…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on September 19, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

17 September 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

September's topic is the cactus family (Cactaceae).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and address of…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on August 22, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

20 August 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

August's topic is native vines.  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and address of the campus click on…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on July 17, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

16 July 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

July's topic is the genus Cyperus (Flatsedges).  IRC provides an excellent online database where you can search a list of Cyperus species found in South Florida here. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month.…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on June 19, 2019 at 10:54am — No Comments

18 June 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

June's topic is Coastal Strand Plants.  Coastal Strand is a fire climax upland plant community located behind the beach dune.  IRC has a list of plants found in this community here. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on May 28, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

21 May 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

May's topic is the genera Eugenia, Mycianthes, and Mosiera (Stoppers). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on April 29, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

16 April 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

April's topic is deciduous trees. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and address of the campus click on…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on March 20, 2019 at 6:25am — No Comments

19 March 2019 Dade Native Plant Workshop

March's topic is Pteridophytes (Ferns and their allies). When bringing in ferns, whole specimens are a must, and fertile (sporulating) fronds are optimal. I will try and bring in a special guest who is expert in this topic, keep your fingers crossed. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on March 7, 2019 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Dade Native Plant Workshop Mtg TONIGHT (Feb. 19, 2019)

Hey folks, just a reminder that our next Dade Native Plant Workshop is tonight (5PM) topic is Brassicaceae and Capparaceae. Details are here: http://nativeplantworkshop.com/blog/ -- Steve W.

Added by Steve Woodmansee on February 19, 2019 at 7:49am — No Comments

Dade NPW Meeting January 15, 2019

Hey folks, just a reminder that our next Dade Native Plant Workshop is tomorrow.  Details are here:  http://nativeplantworkshop.com/blog/ -- Steve W.

Added by Steve Woodmansee on January 14, 2019 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Dade Native Plant Workshop Holiday Party December 18, 2018

Ho, Ho, Ho.  This is a reminder of our Holiday Workshop details are here:  http://nativeplantworkshop.com/18-december-2018-dade-native-plant-workshop-meeting/

Hope to see you there! -- Steve

Added by Steve Woodmansee on December 17, 2018 at 11:01am — No Comments

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