Program Idea Directory

IHB – Dave Grover from Sun Harbor Nursery.
Topic: Earth Boxes: A Gardening System that requires no Green Thumb

IHB – Tina Stoeker from Design of the Times
Topic: Alternative Vase Mechanics with Fresh Flowers

IHB – Field Trip to Elbow Creek Nursery ( Park at  Eau Gallie Library and walk across)  Shelly McKinney owner

IHB – Ms. Jerry O’Connell, LOWE’s Garden Center representative.
Topic: CONTAINER GARDENING  with orchids to raffle off.

IHB – Mrs. Mango’s Herb Center:  Anneke Langendonk
Topic:  Healing Herbs  How to Grow and Use

IHB – Jody Palmer: Public Outreach for Brevard Zoo.
Topic: Oyster Mat Making and Restoration

IHB – Evelyn Franks
Topic: Garden Ornaments

MBG – Wae Nelson, publisher of Florida Gardening Magazine
Topic:    Improving your soil in Florida

MBG – Tom and Joanie MacCubbin
Topic:    Gardening Challenges

MBG – Birding @ Merritt Isl Nat.Wildlife Refuge with bird expert.
            Lunch @ Dixie Crossroads,Titusville?
            Wear closed shoes, hat, sunscreen. 
            Bring binocs, camera, water.

MBG – Vern Bloch
Topic:  Orchids 101

Feb – GARDENFEST! Riverside Park, Vero Beach.
          75 vendors of plants & accessories.
          Beautiful park under oaks.

MBG – Jason Santini, Owner of Happy Healthy Human
Topic:    Becoming a Happy Healthy Human… benefits of growing  your own greens and eating them.

Feb – FL Gourd Society Annual Show (& sale, classes), 8a.m.- 6 p.m.

MBG – Lucille Deith
Topic:  Herbs and their uses.

             McKee Botanical Garden, admission: adults $9, seniors $8.
             350 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach. 
             Lovely walking paths & water scenes.
             Lunch @ Garden Café.

MBG –  Jake Crews of 4 C’s Nursery
Topic:    Trees in the Home Landscape

              Charlie Schack’s garden in West Melbourne    
              Beautiful shady yard.
               “Probably will have plants for sale”. 

PMGC – Dina Caballero of Organic Girly
Program: Elderberry and Kefir

PMGC – Mark Rutledge
Program: Crime Prevention

PMGC – Speaker: Dr. Martingano
Program: Arthritis & Sleep Problems

PMGC – Field Trip: Rockledge Gardens/Lunch near-by

PMGC – Speaker: Sally Scalera
Program: Preparing for a Freeze

PMGC – Field Trip: Either Bamboo Gardens or Maple St. Native Plants/

PMGC – Speaker:  Joanna Helms of Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals
Program: Herbs /Uses /Medicinal herb plants

PMGC – Field Trip: Riverwalk Nature Center in Rockledge/Lunch near-by

PMGC –  Speaker: Jody Palmer from Brevard Zoo
Program: Making Oyster mats

PMGC –  Field Trip: Funky Chicken Farm on Hield Rd./Lunch near-by

PMGC –  Speaker: Connie Adams from PMGC
Program: Drying Flowers

PMGC – Field Trip: Judi’s Butterflies/Lunch near-by

MGC –  Vegetable Gardening by Sally Scalera, UF/IFAS Horticultural Agent

MGC –  Native Plants/composting by Michele Provencal

MGC –  Patty Lamazzo of Petals Flower & Gift Shoppe

MGC –  All about Africian Violets by Marian Yager

MGC –  Floral Arrangements by Rena Foley

MGC –  Making Hearts by Sandi Dix

IGC –  Sea Beans with Nan Rhodes

IGC – Habitat for Humanity, Claire & Kim

IGC – Tree Selection and Placement by Bill Murray, Certified Tree Arborist

IGC – Green Flooring Solutions with Lesa Lorusso of LNL Designs LLC

IGC – Container Gardening

IGC – Herbs for Pleasure & Healthy Lives by Terry Catri