and thanks to everyone who purchased books. You are awesome!
March 23rd Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival 9am to 3pm
Ginny will be a vendor at this great festival. In beautiful and historic Deland, there is free parking and free admission. The festival will be located on Indiana Ave. between the Athens Theater and the Volusia County Courthouse.
April 2 FNPS Citrus Chapter meeting at 7 pm in Beverly Hills, FL
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. This chapter represents Citrus, Southern Levy & Marion, Western Sumter Counties. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. Beverly Hills Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills FL 34465. Chapter website.
April 3 FNPS Pawpaw Chapter meeting at 7 pm in Daytona Beach, FL
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. This chapter represents Eastern Volusia County and all of Flagler County. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. James St Youth Activity Center, 1700 James St S. Daytona Beach, FL 32119. Chapter website.
April 5th & 6th Huge Native Plant Sale in Kissimmee, FL
Sponsored by four FNPS chapters (Condradina, Cuplet Fern, Pine Lily and Tarflower), this will draw from all of Central Florida. Ginny will be a speaker and a vendor. Friday 2pm - 6pm and Saturday 8am - 2pm. Ginny will speak at 2:30 on Friday and 9:30am on Saturday--the talks will be different so you can come to both of them and not be bored! Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee 34744
April 8th FNPS Sumter County Chapter meeting at 6PM
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. 2427 County Road 522, Sumterville, FL 33585 Chapter website.
April 9th FNPS Nature Coast Chapter meeting at 7 pm in Land O'Lakes, FL
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. This chapter covers Pasco County. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O' Lakes 34639. Chapter website.
April 13 &14th Spring Fever in the Garden in Winter Garden, FL
Ginny will be a vendor at this great two-day event in beautiful downtown Winter Garden. There will be live entertainment, kids activities, food vendors, garden items, and plants galore for sale. Free admission and parking. Veteran's Park on S. Park Ave., Winter Garden 34787 Event website.
April 18th FNPS Pine Lily Chapter meeting at 6:30 pm in Kissimmee, FL
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. This chapter represents Osceola County and the surrounding communities. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Chapter website.
April 20 & 21, 2013 EPIC Gardenfest in St. Augustine Saturday, April 20, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, April 21, 10 am - 4 pm. Ginny will be a vendor at this annual event. Located at the St. Johns County Extension property: 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. There will be plant vendors, crafts, a flower show, and speakers. $5 entry fee for both days. See more details here.
April 22, 2013 Earth Day at Vero Beach Book Center at 6PM
Ginny will give a presentation at the Vero Beach Book Center at 6pm. Join her for this Monday evening talk to see how you can better serve the ecosystem in your yard in honor of Earth Day. 2145 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32960.(772)569.2050 For more information see the Vero Beach Book Center website.
April 27 & 28, 2013 The Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg (9am - 4pm)
Ginny will be a vendor and a speaker at this fabulous annual gardenfest. On Saturday at 11am she'll talk about organic gardening and at 2pm she'll talk about sustainable gardening. It's sponsored by the City, the Parks Department, local garden clubs, and it draws thousands. Walter Fuller Park 7891 26th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 Green Thumb website.
May 3rd Slow Food First Coast Slow Down event at Intuition Ale Works 6-9pm
Ginny will be a vendor at this celebration of real food that's real good for you. There will be a limited number of tickets available. Intuition Ale Works is located at 720 King Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 Slow Food Slow Down website
May 4th Presentation at the Lyonia Environmental Center 2pm - 3pm
Ginny's presentation will cover habitat creation for urban/suburban properties. Lyonia Environmental Center is located at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL 32725. This event is free and open to the public.
May 5th An author signing at the Grey Mockingbird Community Garden.
This book signing event will be the only one where both Melissa and Ginny will appear together. The signing starts at 1pm and other garden vendors will be there as well.
Grey Mockingbird Garden Gardeners donate 10–15% of their produce to feed local hungry people. Located on the Scottish Rites property under the water tower, in the southeast corner of 22nd Avenue North and “D” Street. 2000 North “D” Street; Lake Worth, FL 33460. Event page on Facebook.
May 9th FNPS Longleaf Pine Chapter at 6pm in Pensacola, Fl
Ginny's presentation covers Ecosystem Gardening. This chapter covers Florida's western Panhandle region. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. This meeting will take place at 6pm at the West Florida Main Library at 239 N. Spring Street Pensacola 32502. (This is a new location.) Chapter website
May 11th Tallahassee Nurseries at 10am
Ginny will speak about organic methods and ecosystem gardening. She'll be offering a copy of "Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida" as a door prize. 2911 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 850.385.2162 Tallahassee Nurseries website.
May 13th Northeast Florida Sierra Club meeting presentation 6:30pm
Ginny's presentation will cover Ecosystem Gardening. Sierra Club meetings are open to the public. They meet at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, FL 32217. See the Sierra Club website for more information.
May 17th & 18th, 2013 FNPS Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL
Ginny will be signing books on both of the conference days at lunchtime. This is a fantastic conference, which anyone may attend, plus on Saturday afternoon there is a hands-on workshop for homeowners on how to integrate native plants into your landscape. See the conference website for details and to register. (You do not need to register for the conference to purchase a book from me or any of the other authors. Also, the native plant sale is open to the public.)
May 20th, 2013 Columbia County Master Gardeners Event
Ginny will speak and have a table for this evening event. 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Columbia County Co-Op Extension 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane, Lake City, FL 32025
June 10th FNPS Cuplet Fern Chapter at 7pm in Sanford, FL
Topic of Ginny's presentation is Ecosystem gardening. This chapter covers Seminole County. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapter meetings are open to the public. This chapter meets at the Sanford Garden Club building at 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL 32773 Chapter website
June 15 An open house event at Sunrise Jubilee Farm in Baker County
An afternoon celebration on the farm at 3:30pm in Baker County. "This is an open house for the Farm. We were invited to be a part of Ginny Stibolt's book Tour featuring her new book "Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida." We will also have face painting, hoping for a hayride, looking for some local artisans to join us, a community potluck..(so please bring an amazing dish you can share). And we will have a Christian concert." Let Jennifer know if you wish to come to the celebration Here is the farm's Facebook page. If wish to attend and you're not on Facebook let me know.
June 29 Penney Farms "Treasures in the Attic" 8 - 11am
This event will be held at Martina Kohler Park on Clark Avenue. The proceeds will benefit J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway. The 3-mile stretch of Florida 16 in and around Penney Farms has been designated for preservation and enhancement. Ginny will be a vendor.