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:   Jenny Welch, flnaturegirl@outlook
Vice President:  L
auren McFarland,  lauren@ilcs.net
Secretary:  Gayle Hewlett
Treasurer:  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
Membership Chair:  
Carol Sullivan,  csullivan12@windstream.net
Publicity Chair:  Helen Whitley,  hpwhitley49@gmail.com

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






10/9/18 - Tuesday - 5:30 pm - Special Early Meeting - NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 5:30
- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008

          Something new for our Chapter!  Last month we planted wildflower seeds at our Workshop/Meeting.  That has prompted us to get a group of anyone interested in learning how the seedlings are growing, what to expect next, learn more about the different plants you might be growing, or anything else that interests you.  Plan to come an hour before our regular meeting to see what luck we’re having with our little plants.  For those of you who planted seeds, share your results, good or bad; bring a sample for “show and tell”; and learn more about what to expect now.  

          Whether you planted seeds or not, come see what we’ve been doing!


10/9/18 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm - Regular Chapter Meeting and Program 
- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008

          "Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future”, presented by Ginny Stibolt.  Our speaker has authored several books, including “The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape” and "Sustaianble Gardening for Florida”.  This year she has co-authored two new books "Step-by-Step to a Florida Native Landscape,” and the book that is the subject of this program, co-authored with a landscape architect.  Some of her books will be available for purchase at our meeting.  Ginny lives in North Florida and has “local” gardening experience with both native plants and organically grown vegetables.  Some of you may remember that she provided us a wealth of information a few years ago with her presentation on maintaining our native yards.

10/29/18 - Monday - 2:00 pm - Board Meeting

11/13/18 - Tuesday - 6:30 pm - Chapter Meeting
- Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008

          Our program will center around using suitable Florida native plants to replace some of the exotic and/or invasive species in our landscapes.

Published on  October 9th, 2018