Innovative Herbal Creations
Apr
27
10:00 am10:00

Innovative Herbal Creations

Harness the flavor of garden fresh herbs with Native Nurseries’ own kitchen wizard, Elizabeth Georges. Learn how to infuse aromatic herbs into culinary pastes, salts, butters, vinegars, honey and more. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about the health benefits of common herbs and how to use them. There will be demonstrations, recipes and sampling. Participants will also make and take home a jar of herbal infused salts.

$15 fee for supplies and sampling; Class size limited - Registration required

LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPES FOR SHADE
May
6
10:00 am10:00

LOW MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPES FOR SHADE

Is your landscape declining due to shade? Why not redesign your shady spots and transform them into lush fern beds and cool garden nooks? We have many native wildflowers, trees and shrubs that perform well and even bloom in the shade. One of Native Nurseries landscape designers, Jody Walthall, will go over these plants as well as designing, planting and maintaining a shady garden.

This is a FREE workshop! No registration required.

SAVING MONARCHS WITH NATIVE MILKWEED!
May
13
10:00 am10:00

SAVING MONARCHS WITH NATIVE MILKWEED!

Is the milkweed in your yard helping or hurting monarchs? Join St. Marks Ranger, Scott Davis, and Lilly Anderson-Messec of Native Nurseries, as they discuss the problems plaguing the monarch butterfly and why NATIVE milkweeds are so important. They will also go over many species native to our area, what varieties are available and how to grow them in your yard. Everyone attending will receive a native milkweed seedling grown at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. 

$5 Fee Includes a Native Milkweed Seedling; Class size limited - Registration required.

MAKE YOUR YARD FLORIDA FRIENDLY: Sustainable Solutions for Yards & Gardens
May
20
10:00 am10:00

MAKE YOUR YARD FLORIDA FRIENDLY: Sustainable Solutions for Yards & Gardens

Your yard matters! Manage it to help protect Florida’s environment by using the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Mark Tancig, our new Horticulture Agent for the UF/IFAS-Leon County Extension, will share his goals for the program and then guide you through the steps you can take to create a more sustainable yard using the FloridaFriendly principles. 

This is a FREE workshop.


HUMMINGBIRD HOMECOMING
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

HUMMINGBIRD HOMECOMING

Ruby-throated hummingbirds return from Central America around mid-March. Jody Walthall of Native Nurseries will explore the fascinating natural history of hummingbirds and teach you how to attract them to your yard.

This is a FREE workshop!

HERBS: From Garden to Table
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

HERBS: From Garden to Table

Join herbal mavens, Lilly Anderson-Messec and Elizabeth Georges, to learn how to grow and enjoy herbs. They will discuss how to use some of their favorite herbs in cooking and how to incorporate them into your landscape. We’ll have lots of fun and a couple herbal treats to sample!

$5 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Mar
9
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee or just want a refresher course, then this is the class for you! Lilly Anderson-Messec, vegetable gardening guru at Native Nurseries, will go over the basics of organic vegetable gardening - preparing a bed, soil building and amendments, as well as what to plant and when to plant it. After the one hour presentation, this workshop will conclude with a demonstration outside in our vegetable garden. 

$3 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee or just want a refresher course, then this is the class for you! Lilly Anderson-Messec, vegetable gardening guru at Native Nurseries, will go over the basics of organic vegetable gardening - preparing a bed, soil building and amendments, as well as what to plant and when to plant it. After the one hour presentation, this workshop will conclude with a demonstration outside in our vegetable garden. 

$3 fee - Class size limited - Registration required

CREATE A RAIN GARDEN
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

CREATE A RAIN GARDEN

Courtney Schoen, from TAPP (Think About Personal Pollution) will discuss how rain gardens filter and break down many pollutants, improving the quality of lakes, rivers, streams and springs nearby. The City of Tallahassee provides a limited number of $175 rain garden grants to city residents interested in creating a rain garden. Courtney will go over the basics of building a rain garden and information about the grant process. Lilly will discuss the most adaptable plants for different rain gardens. This is a free workshop!

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn how to identify the birds you are seeing in your yard and in the field as well. Jim Cox, Director of the Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers, is a biologist studying Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Brown-headed Nuthatches, Bachman’s Sparrow and other songbirds. He is a wonderful teacher! 

$3.00 fee; proceeds will benefit research at the Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers. Class size limited; registration required.

PARENT/CHILD BIRD HOUSE BUILD
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

PARENT/CHILD BIRD HOUSE BUILD

 

We will start inside with a short slide presentation about birds that depend on natural cavities in trees and nest boxes. Then we will teach the children, with your help, how to build a chickadee or bluebird house. Siblings may work together. Don’t forget to bring a hammer!

$15.00 plus tax for the pre-cut cedar nest box kit; please call to register – class size limited.

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING & INVASIVE REMOVAL IN McCORD PARK
Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING & INVASIVE REMOVAL IN McCORD PARK

It’s hard to imagine Tallahassee without all our beautiful trees. In addition to providing beauty and shade, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and support wildlife. Arbor Day is January 20th, but if you’d like to take part in a community tree planting and invasive removal, join Donna and Jody and the Betton Hills Neighborhood Association at McCord Park at 9am. They’re meeting at the Armistead entrance to the park. If you’re thinking about planting some trees in your own yard, we’ve got bare root seedlings for $2.99 to 3.99 each.

WELCOMING WINTER HUMMINGBIRDS
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

WELCOMING WINTER HUMMINGBIRDS

Tallahassee’s own Fred Dietrich, a master bird bander, has been banding winter hummingbirds for many years. He will show slides and discuss winter hummingbirds as well as our springtime visitor - the ruby-throated hummingbird. Call the nursery if you have a winter hummingbird so Fred can arrange to band it.

$3 fee-Class size limited Registration required; proceeds will benefit hummingbird research.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS w/ ST. FRANCIS WILDLIFE & TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM
Jan
14
Jan 15

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS w/ ST. FRANCIS WILDLIFE & TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM

Bring the children and visit anytime between 2 and 4pm for a close-up encounter with hawks, owls and other wildlife. Native Nurseries’ resident rat snake, Checkers, will also make an appearance. Hot cider will be served.

Annual Birdseed Benefit for the Tallahassee Museum. Purchase bird seed during the week of January 13th-19th and a portion of the sale goes towards supporting the Tallahassee Museum.

ATTRACT WILD BIRDS TO YOUR YARD
Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

ATTRACT WILD BIRDS TO YOUR YARD

 

Jody Walthall is combining two of his most popular classes into one for this special session. Learn how to attract more and varied birds to your feeders, how to squirrel-proof your feeder and what birds you are likely to attract this winter. In addition, he will teach you how to create a bird garden that goes a step beyond a mere feeding station, one that is both aesthetically pleasing and good for the birds.

This is a FREE workshop apart of the Annual Birdseed Benefit for the Tallahassee Museum. Purchase bird seed during the week of January 13th-19th and a portion of the sale goes towards supporting the Tallahassee Museum.

PLANTING A REFUGE FOR WILDLIFE
Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

PLANTING A REFUGE FOR WILDLIFE

Get a good start to the new year by attending this fascinating workshop. Donna Legare will show slides and explain how you can make changes in your yard to enhance its value for songbirds, butterflies and other wildlife. This can be a fun family project and is Donna’s favorite class to teach. After the program there will be an optional field trip to the Betton Hills home of Vanessa and Richard Crisler. We will look at the pond they built themselves to nurture wildlife from frogs and dragonflies to songbirds and even an eagle who perched there for a day. This is a free workshop!