On February 6 guests learned how to…Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Repair, Renew, Refurbish, Respect, Rethink! The Garden Club of Jacksonville presented a panel of experts from organizations and companies around Jacksonville who educated guests on all of these topics and answered their questions.

Guests also had the opportunity to donate gently used items to the 2024 Flea Market, and one of the Garden Club’s ballroom credenzas ended up nearly full! A special announcement as made as well–the Garden Club now offers recycling at our events!

Check out photos of the program and video of each presentation by the following organizations below!

James Graves, Republic Services

Jason Graves, Division Manager of Republic Services, spoke on the dos and don’ts of recycling a variety of waste items and how best to do it.

James Weston, Lettuce Grow It

James Weston, owner of Lettuce Grow It- Weston Family Farms spoke on the value of using food waste for composting.

Annie Murphy, EcoRelics

Annie Murphy, owner of EcoRelics, spoke on the economic and environmental value of reusing and refurbishing all kinds of items and furniture.

Joni Roberts, North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce

Joni Roberts, board member of the North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce and creator of the EVOLVE Sustainability Framework showed guests how to rethink ways they can live a sustainable life day to day.

Special Thanks

The event was sponsored by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund through a grant to create signature events like these that establish the Garden Club of Jacksonville as the place in the community to encourage environmental responsibility, forge our connection to the earth, and celebrate green spaces.

#GardenClubJax would like to extend our thanks to the partners below who joined us:


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