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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, January 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

"Fruit Among the Natives: Growing Fruit Trees That Can Easily Coexist with a Native Landscape" - Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension

Fruit trees are a valuable part of any landscape. In addition to providing the same benefits as all trees in the form of increased canopy cover, carbon sequestration, the prevention of soil erosion, etc., they are also a long-term and reliable source of locally-grown food. Non-native fruit trees do not detract from the value of an otherwise native landscape. Both can be part of a highly productive and healthy landscape that provides for both people and wildlife.

Jeff Wasielewski has been active in the South Florida horticulture community for over 25 years and is currently the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. He has a strong drive to educate the public on proper horticulture, and he does so through talks, classes, and publications.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:30-11:30

The Broward Chapter returns to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to continue a chapter Citizen Science effort begun and thoroughly enjoyed in December. See

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