The Call of the Wild and your Home Landscape: a series of talks/field trips: What can we learn from native plant communities in “the wild” to assist developing a sustainable home landscape in Florida
“Natives For Your Neighborhood and IRC’s conservation program”
George Gann, of the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), Delray Beach will be featured speaker for the Jan 7 meeting of the Martin County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society’s program series The Call of the Wild and your Home Landscape. His extensive knowledge of Florida’s native plants and its natural communities has grown from local, to regional and now worldwide restoration activities. He will be able to explain IRC’s Natives for Your Neighborhood and how to choose appropriate native plants for a sustainable landscape.
George grew up within his family’s native nursery in south Florida, and their efforts to restore an old citrus grove into a home in a hammock. He went away to Colorado for college, worked summers in Everglades National Park and later explored Alaska, as well as the Brazilian Amazon.
According to his bio information he is primarily self-trained and believes in developing and utilizing deep local knowledge to achieve conservation objectives and in forward thinking, not rear guard, conservation philosophies. As a founder of IRC, he embraces the idea that people and nature are not in inherent conflict, but that we must evolve to both improve human livelihoods and restore the bounty of the Earth, including its biological diversity.
The meeting is free and open to the public where there will be a plant exchange, a resource table and members available to help you find needed information.
Stuart, FL 34997