November 2021 eNews for Broward FL Native Plant Society
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For the month of November there will be an in-person meeting with a presentation from George Debs. There will be a field trip to Pan's Garden. See below for detailed information. 

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November 2021
George Debs collecting a small soil sample at our October 2020
field trip to Cypress Creek North Natural Area
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Secret Woods Nature Center
2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

The Soil Food Web: What, Why, and How
George Debs is a Designer, Permaculture Practitioner, and Soil Enthusiast. He has been in South Florida for over four years after having traveled cultivating his professional and practical repertoire in Europe, Australia, and Lebanon, where he was born and raised.
George's primary passion lies in ecological design through regenerative agriculture. This path led him to training under Permaculture Legend, Geoff Lawton, and ultimately volunteering at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. Most recently, he has been training under renowed Soil Scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham as a Soil Food Web Lab Technician, alongside working as a Landscape Designer at Cadence. 

Often George can be found collecting samples on hikes, which he observes with a microscope to study the relationships between soil health and plant communities.

His presentation will cover several topics like:
  • What is the Soil Food Web, and why is it important?
  • Ecological Succession, and how that works in a garden
  • Troubleshooting some common pest issues
  • What you can do in your garden to achieve better results and contribute to a healthier planet!
Join us as we dive into the microscopic world beneath our feet, and learn some practical steps we all can take to build a deeper connection with the world around us by regenerating Soils.

To protect the health of the guests and employees from exposure to COVID-19, a new County Administrative Policy requires everyone to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing inside Broward County park buildings. Members are encouraged to bring a snack or treat to share.
Photo by Florida Hikes
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

Pan's Garden
311 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Please join us at Pan's Garden, a unique, half acre botanical garden consisting of entirely Florida native plants.

Visitors are required to wear a mask or facial covering, as well as observe CDC social distancing guidelines.

Groups of more than 10 people will not be permitted in the garden per their policy. Therefore, we please ask you to RSVP to attend this field trip so that we can have a head count of attendees by emailing If needed, we can break into smaller groups and stagger our entries.
Thank you to our members who attended the October field trip to the Concho Billie Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve! If you were unable to attend, see the images below from the group's adventure. Big thank you to Patty Phares and the Dade Chapter for planning a wonderful trip!
View from the trail out towards a wet prairie
Members navigating a part of the flood trail
Steve Woodmansee sharing his knowledge about Water Dropwort (Tiedemannia filiformis) with the group
Pond Cypress (Taxodium ascendens) along the trail
Members getting their boots wet in the crystal clear water on the trail
Photos by Stephanie Dunn
Thank you to those who attended the October meeting or viewed online virtually! Misti Little's presentation on the Florida Trail was excellent and enjoyed by all. 
Photos by Stephanie Dunn
The Florida Native Plant Society
license plate is a reality!


Show your pride for Florida’s unique and beautiful native plants today by purchasing a Florida Native License Plate! This official state of Florida license plate was designed in a distinctive camouflage pattern using all native species.

Revenue from the sale of the plates will go directly to the Florida Native Plant Society to fund our work, grants and scholarships to protect and restore Florida’s native plant communities. We must presell 3,000 plates via a voucher system before the state will start printing our specialty license plate, so buy your voucher now for you or a loved one. They make for one-of-a-kind gifts, and help spread the message and appreciation for Florida Natives!


or to buy a voucher now for your new Florida Native License Plate!

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