|Coccoloba Chapter FNPS||
Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
(covering mostly Lee County, Florida)
Chapter Meetings (open to the public)
We are delighted to have found our new home for our monthly chapter meetings. We will meet at Holton Eco-Preserve at
Universalist Unitarian Church
located at 13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912
on the THIRD THURSDAY of the month at 6:30 pm for socializing.
At 7 pm, our speaker will present an informative and relative topic.
Then, after a short business meeting, we will auction off native plants donated by our members.
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO MAY OR DECEMBER MEETING. These are our volunteer appreciation events (picnic and holiday party)
At the July 20th meeting, we are delighted to welcome Kara Alfaro of Elata Natives. Kara is a trained landscape architect specializing in using native plants in her designs. Her experience extends into selling and installing the plants as well. We are excited to learn Kara's experience and recommendations for landscape designs with our beloved native plants.
Kara is lead designer and plant specialist. She earned a degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State University in 1997. After a year of working for a Civil Engineering firm (up North), she moved to Florida to pursue her passion for plants. The first couple years in Florida, she worked for a landscape architecture firm, although it was much closer to plants and design, it wasn't enough. After a short time designing for a landscape contractor in Collier county, she found her niche. Kara and Sergio started Elata Natives in 2000, she loves the 'hands on' with the plants and helping clients create gardens beyond their expectations.
Elata Natives, LLC
5170 Buckingham Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: 239 694-8500
Fax: 239 349-2313
Take a break and watch a two-minute video from Koreshan State Historic Site's Native Plant Nursery ...
Did You Know?
Through native plant sales and grant plantings, the Coccoloba chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has provided over 100,000 trees to Lee County over the past decade.
With the generous support of our sponsors, we can continue providing FREE CLASSES, along with plant sales, field trips, public school plantings and more. Thank you so much to Lee County Division of Natural Resources, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program.
Special thanks to CHNEP for helping with so many of our educational projects to fulfill our mission of preserving, conserving and restoring native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida
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Membership dues and donations are tax-deductible.
Native Plant Sale:
DID YOU KNOW ...
Often, we will use native plants during our outreach events and classes. These plants are offered for sale at the end of the event. Why? Because native plants are not always easy to find and purchase. Therefore, we can help you get started right away providing vital food and habitat to our local wildlife.