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The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

The Palm Beach County Chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida. Please feel free to contact us if you require additional information, or go to our Meetings page for details on our meeting place and how to get there.

 


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FNPS Art Workshop with artist Lucy Keshavarz: Creating "Native Impressions"™ for the Holidays

Saturday October 26   9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Location TBD

Making impressions using native plants pressed into torn clay slabs, the Native Impressions™ series began as a way for artist Lucy Keshavarz to bring her large scale outdoor EcoArt projects to the gallery audience and to showcase the need for native habitat. The series has evolved from small “botanical print” pieces that are alluring in their simple form, into “fragmented habitat”, “bright future with Natives” and several other art installations and work for sale. Finding ways to encourage reconnection to our natural environment and better ways to share our space with native Florida flora and fauna have become a priority in her work.

The workshop will have the participant creating small “botanical prints” with native plant material pressed into red clay.  These prints in clay can be used as ornaments or hung on the wall.  Each participant will have a section of clay to create several small prints.  Lucy will demonstrate process and make suggestions as to the best type of native plant material to use. The workshop will take place in a setting that will provide an abundance of plant material and inspiration. Finished examples will be available for view.  Lucy will take the wet clay prints back to her studio to dry, and be kiln fired and stained. The finished clay pieces will be brought to the December 17, Holiday Pot Luck Dinner for pick up or arrangements can be made for pick-up or mailing sooner.

Cost $10 members, $20 for non-members    Maximum number of participants: 25

 

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NATIVE PLANT SHOW - NOVEMBER 7 - 8

FANN's Native Plant Show will be held at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach on November 7 -8. Take advantage now of the earlybird discount deadline and sign up for any of nearly 40 different classes on selecting, using and maintaining native plants for sustainable landscapes. Use the a la carte registration ticket. 

PLEASE NOTE: October 1 is the last date to take advantage of the earybird registration rates. Here is the link to the class descriptions and show registration: https://www.nativeplantshow.com/schedule-sessions/

This is a great opportunity to expand your Native Plant knowledge!