Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Meeting Announcement
The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O’ Lakes, 34639, between SR 52 and SR 54. The Community Center is located on the west side of the highway. The subject of the Tuesday, July 8, 2014 meeting is “Native Plants/Native People” presented by Barbara Hines, the Outreach Coordinator of North Central Florida, Florida Public Archeology Network. Barbara is a Registered Professional Archeologist specializing in historic archeology. Her interests include the turpentine and lumber industry, Florida architecture and Southeastern Indian communities after European contact.
This presentation is on native plants that have been used as medicine and food in Florida by prehistoric people and early settlers. The talk will also touch on how plants are used in many of our pharmaceuticals showing that we are not as far removed from using plants medicinally as we think.
Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and participate in light refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by Sandy at (727) 376-7663.
Chapter website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org.