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Horticulture Corner: Native Parks

Join Nicholas Freeman, Native Park Coordinator and owner of the Wacca Pilatka native landscaping company, for a presentation about the process behind creating Native Parks #1 and #2 at Park Street and Avondale Avenue in the Riverside Avondale neighborhood. The Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society adopted Native Park #1 in 2010 as part of Jacksonville’s Friends of the Park program to carry out the park’s original purpose and advance the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society. Ixia Chapter volunteers have spent many Saturdays digging up invasive plants and planting 138 native species to add to the 37 native species. Freeman will discuss the history and future of the park along with its benefit to the neighborhood, impact on the environment, and opportunities for education.

This program will be offered in-person at the Garden Club and simultaneously on Zoom. Seating at the Garden Club is limited, so register today. COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be practiced during this event. Seating in the Ballroom will be socially distanced, and attendees must wear masks throughout the entire program.

Free and open to the public

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