Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Can we create ecosystems in our gardens? Yes, if we group plants with similar needs, such as soil, water and light.
Of course, Florida native plants compose our distinct pine land and hammock ecosystems, but we also can create facsimiles of tropical rainforests, arid landscapes and pondscapes. Native or exotic, all will have to be maintained, and this class will teach you how to do it.
Instructor bio: Georgia Tasker is a graduate of Hanover College in Indiana and received the first certificate in tropical botany from Florida International University in 1984. She was the garden writer for the Miami Herald, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories on rainforest destruction, and a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She has written three garden books and four gardening handbooks for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden when she was a staff writer there. She received an honorary doctorate in science from FIU in 2018.
Tickets are nonrefundable. This class runs rain or shine.