Join the Boca Raton Public Library and the City of Boca Raton's Office of Sustainability in celebrating the launch of the Library's new Seed Library with a series of speakers on Florida gardening.
11:00am: Transforming Sterile Landscapes into Thriving Habitats for Pollinators, Butterflies and Birds
Speaker CJ McCartney is a Master Gardener. She will discuss how to create a vibrant landscape and why it matters. She’ll also explain how you can make a difference, not only in your community but to displaced and homeless wildlife.
1:00pm: Seed Collecting and Composting
Speaker Lynn Russell, former Garden Liaison for the Boca Raton Community Garden, is certified in permaculture and works with Allen’s Place, the Pearl City Community Garden. She will discuss why seed saving is important, saving techniques, kinds of seeds to grow for saving, and simple ways to compost.
3:00pm: Florida Growing Seasons
Speaker Betsy Pickup is a Master Gardener who has gardened with the Swinton, Boca Raton and Pearl City Community Gardens during the last 12 years. She will discuss the growing seasons in South Florida and the crops best suited to these seasons.
The Palm Beach Native Plant Society and other local gardening associations will be on hand to share information. Registration is not required for this program.