Serving Suwannee, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Taylor Counties.

Sparkleberry Chapter meetings are held at 6:30 pm  on the

2nd Tuesday of each month, except July and August,

at Hatch Park, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, 32008.                                

Our monthly programs are free and open to the public. 


Officers & Committee Chairs - 2017

President:   Trish Haight,  
Vice President:  L
auren McFarland,  lauren@ilcs.net
Secretary:  Maggie McDonald,  m
& Diana Worden,  
Cyndi Sandlin,  csan1952@gmail.com
Chapter Representative:  Carol Sullivan,  csullivan12@windstream.net

Conservation Chair:  Carolyn Saft,  csaft318@ufl.edu
Program Coordinator:  Helen Whitley,  hpwhitley49@gmail.com
Logistics Coordinator:  Diana McDonnell,  DMMCD2@gmail.com
Membership Chair:  
Carol Sullivan,  csullivan12@windstream.net
Publicity Chair:  Sylvia Dunnam,  dunnams@windstream.net

Plan to attend our monthly meetings - bring a friend
or neighbor - all are welcome!




June 13, 2017 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm - Chapter Meeting

- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL  32008

Among other topics, there will be a hands-on “Cuttings Workshop”.  Wouldn’t you like to know how easy it is to start your own plants?  All the supplies will be provided, plant material will be available, or you can bring a piece of your favorite native plant to try your luck.  Everyone will have some starts to take home from this session to see how the will grow at home.

This workshop is being lead by Carolyn Saft, the Suwannee County Horticulture & Environmental Extension Agent, you will receive up-to-date information and expert instructions as we all learn , hands-on, how to master this propagation technique.


June 27, 2017 - Tuesday - 2:00 pm - Board Meeting -  CANCELLED


July and August - Summer Break - no Chapter meetings


8/22/17 - Tuesday - 2:00 pm - Board Meeting


September 12, 2017 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm - Chapter Meeting
- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL  32008

“Beneficial Insects” is the topic for our first meeting after the summer break. Taryn Evans, a naturalist and true pollinator lover, will be our guest speaker.  Every “bug” in our yards is not out  to destroy your gardens or chase you down and attack!  Taryn will help us identify the native bees, wasps, beetles and others that are doing the important job of pollinating our plants every day.   Get a head start on her topic by reading “Native Pollinators in Your Garden” in the Guide for Real Florida Gardeners, Fall 2016-2017, that you recently picked up at our meeting.



Published on  June 12th, 2017