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Monday, March 8, 2010

Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival field trips - preregister now for March 27!

A trio of educational field trips are available to Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival attendees who preregister to participate on March 27. Call 386-822-5778 for details or to register. For more info on the festival, see www.floridawildflowerfestival.com.

  • 1-3 p.m., Native Plants of Longleaf Pine Preserve, East Volusia County: Native plant enthusiast Ray Jarrett will give visitors an up-close glimpse of one of Volusia County's finest preserves and its beautiful collection of wildflowers - from carnivorous pitcher plants to the elegant Glade lobelia. 
  • 2-4 p.m., Forest Groves Wildflower Farm, Crescent City: Visitors will get a fascinating overview of what it takes to operate a wildflower farm and harvest seed. 
  • 2-4 p.m., Vera Lea Rinker Garden at Stetson University, DeLand (above): Take a leisurely tour of Stetson's beautiful garden and get ideas for your own yard. Learn about invasive plants and the university's environmental stewardship along the way.

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