The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. This blog presents ideas and information to further the cause of Florida's native plants and ecosystems.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Green Gift Monday @ FNPS
Do you wish to have less impact on the environment this holiday season? (Thanks to The Nature Conservancy for getting this idea going.) Here are some ideas for you:
Buy a year's membership in FNPS for someone who'd enjoy learning more about Florida's native plants.
If you'll be shopping online for your holiday gifts, FNPS offers merchandise on our store website. (Update: the store is not available at this time. Sorry.)You may also use our link to Amazon to purchase not only the great Florida plant books we have listed, but anything else that Amazon of fers. By using our link, FNPS receives a small referral fee for everything you buy.
Plan to use Our Good Search and Good Shops button, which also benefits FNPS every time you use it.
Purchase gift certificates from your local native plant nursery to give to your neighbors who have been admiring your more naturalized landscape.
Give the gift of gardening labor to an elderly neighbor, a local school, or community association. It could be a one time two-hour session or several sessions throughout the year.
Pay the registration fee for FNPS's annual conference for a fellow member. And give yourself the gift of attending the conference as well. More details later. (Read our live blog posts from last year's conference here and Sid Taylor's report here.)
The National Wildlife Federation has been certifying habitats for decades. Now you can purchase a gift certificate for the $20 fee here. So if you know of a school or community property that could be certified, now you can provide the certificate to get them started.
Use your own native plants to make your wreaths and decor instead of buying more stuff. Of course, it's best if you plan ahead for this and use this occasion to trim back suckers and water sprouts. More on this later.
Enjoy the holidays and plant a native plant as a gift to Mother Earth!