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Native Plant Day

The Dade Chapter FNPS 23rd Native Plant Day

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A.D. Barnes Park Natural Area
3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL

FREE! Don't miss it! More information »
Programs • Nature walks • Children's activities • Plant clinic • Displays • Plant sales • Book & merchandise sales • Food • Raffles

The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

Medicinal Plants and Folk Healing Traditions of South Florida - Julia Onnie-Hay, Herbalist, Bless Botanicals

In South Florida, there are plants growing all around us that - according to evidence-based science - lower blood sugar, are antimalarial, boost the immune system, kill cancer cells and support liver health. Many of these medicinal plants have strong traditions of use by folks from Latin America and the Caribbean, who recognize them from their tropical bioregions. You will be introduced to seven medicinal plants growing abundantly in South Florida through photos, stories and olfactory exploration. Come ready to explore the connection between traditional healing modalities and environmental stewardship activation.

Julia Onnie-Hay is an herbalist focused on celebrating folk healing traditions of the tropics. She began her plant studies as a child in the Turks & Caicos Islands and continued her studies in Ghana, Jamaica, the Peruvian Amazon and Hawai'i before settling down in South Florida. She earned a Family Herbalist certification from the Florida School of Holistic Living and is also a certified flower essence practitioner, permaculture designer and yoga teacher.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, March 31, 2018. Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

This 239-acre pine rockland was originally used as the wellfield for the Navy base in Key West and is still used as the drinking water supply wellfield for the Florida Keys. We will walk through a recently prescribe-burned area. We expect to see a nice diversity of wildflowers and other plants that spring up after a burn, or just spring up in the spring! This Miami-Dade EEL preserve is critical habitat for the endangered Bartram’s hairstreak butterfly. We hope to have some attendees at Native Plant Day join us

  • Leader: Gwen Burzycki, (Miami-Dade Co. EEL program & FNPS member)
  • Bring: Water and sun protection; wear long pants and sleeves, sturdy closed shoes. Walking will be short distances on an offtrail, sometimes on rocky or uneven ground.
  • Lost/late? Contact Patty (305-878-5705)

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!