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Mission

Promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida

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WELCOME to CUPLET FERN CHAPTER!
Serving Seminole County and Central Florida

 

VOTED FNPS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Join Cuplet Fern on our native plant journey! 


Cuplet Fern is a gardening group and an environmental conservation organization! 

Please join us at our monthly meetings and field trips.

Our monthly program meeetings are held at the Seminole IFAS Auditorium: 6:45pm (250 County Road Home, Sanford, FL 32773)

Monthly in-person gatherings have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice.

 


 

Watch: the Annual Members Meeting on June 6th at 10:30am

 

 


 

Online Experiences- With Cuplet Fern!

COVID-19 has not discontinued our educational outreach on Florida native plants and our environment

 

Anytime Programs from IFAS

 

The amazing Acanthaceae family with Marc Frank

Online Program

 

Invasive animals with Dr. William Kern

Online Program

 

Select Programs (Ongoing)

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): Garden Chat with Mark: featuring Gia Ekdahl, Cali Adams, and Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos on copycat invasive plants.

July 11th at 4pm

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): WEBINAR: Cuplet Fern Monthly Live Online Program with Tina McIntyre on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.

July 13th at 7pm

 

WEBINAR: Seminole Connections Panel. Sponsored by FLIC Votes. 10-min introductory presentation on 'The Benefits of Florida Native Plants' (pre-registration required)

July 21st at 7pm

 

WEBINAR: Tree Identification Procedures. Sponsored by University Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Limited Space, please plan to join 30 minutes before the webinar's scheduled start time)

July 27th at 10am

 

EDUCATIONAL CLASSES WITH NETA: She's back- yay! Zoom online presentation on 'Introducing Florida's Native Plants'. Click here to register.

August 1st at 10am

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): Garden Chat with Mark: featuring Gia Leigh Ekdahl, Cali Adams, and Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos on Florida Native Plants 'Starter Pack' Ideas. 

August 8th at 4pm

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): WEBINAR: Cuplet Fern Monthly Live Online Program with Allegra Buyer, Seminole Natural Lands Program Coordinator, and Amanda Lindsay, with Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA), on an overview of invasive species management.

August 10th at 7pm

 

PLANT SALE: Cuplet Fern at Sanford Garden Club

Cuplet Fern members are able to pick up their orders on August 14th between 11am-1pm as a nod to social distancing (Check/Cash only on Aug 14th)

August 15th at 9am-3pm

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): 10 Year Anniversary: featuring Susan Angermeier, Christine Brown, and Barbara Whittier as they walk down memory lane with pictures spanning over 10 years.

August 23rd at 4pm

 

EDUCATIONAL CLASSES WITH NETA: She's back- yay! Zoom online presentation on 'Introducing Florida's Native Plants'. Click here to register. (Limited capacity)

August 29th at 10am

 

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE LIVE (SIMULCAST): Garden Chat with Mark: featuring Gia Leigh Ekdahl, Cali Adams, and Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos on baby native plants and how to recognize them.

Sept 26th at 4pm
 
 

 

New to native plants and gardening with them?

Watch a recent Garden Chat with Mark and Barbara! 

 


 

Upcoming Events

March - August 2020 -  Who said education and outreach stops when you can't travel? All our events are online (see table above). We are adding more content on an ongoing basis!

 


 

Your Cuplet Fern Team

FNPS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR!

President Mark Kateli 2019 Silver Palmetto Award Recipient  
Vice President- Events Barbara Whittier 2019 Green Palmetto Award Recipient  
Vice President- Programs Vacant   Send questions and information to:
Treasurer Susan Angermeier 2020 Green Palmetto Award  Recipient PO Box 150021
Secretary Stacy Klema   Altamonte Springs 32715
Chapter Representative (interim) Mark Kateli   cupletfern@gmail.com
Director at Large (incoming) Cali Adams   or leave a phone message at
Director at Large (incoming) Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos   (352) 658-3677
Director at Large (incoming) Gia Ekdahl    
       
Education Neta Villalobos-Bell

2020 Green Palmetto Award  Recipient; 2018 Cox Conservation Hero Award Recipient

 
Education- Kids Cali Adams    
Publicity      Jan Mangos    
Newsletter Kathleen Poole 2020 Green Palmetto Award  Recipient  
Field Trips           Mark Kateli, Cali Adams, and Gia Ekdahl    
Marketing Chris Calder    
Membership                          Christine Brown 2019 Green Palmetto Award Recipient  
Website Mark Kateli    
Website (advisory) Ken Bell    
Facebook- Senior Editor Stacy Klema    
Facebook- Junior Editor Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos    
Facebook- Junior Editor Gia Ekdahl    
Instagram- Senior Editor Kristin Sloan Brown    
Instagram- Junior Editor Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos    
Invasive Plant Removal Coordinator Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos    
Business Ambassador           Marion Crim 2020 Green Palmetto Award  Recipient  
Youth Eco Camp Ambassador Barbara Whittier    
IFAS Florida Friendly Landscape Liason                    Chris Calder    

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Published on  09.08.2020