Here is this week's Get Growing garden calendar:
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
Native plant sale
The Florida Native Plant Society Coccoloba Chapter is holding its annual native plant sale with hundreds of locally grown native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and butterfly garden plants for all Southwest Florida habitats. The group is also participating in a global event to educate citizens on the ability to lower carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere just by planting a tree, so 350 live oak trees will be for sale for $3.50 each. A rain garden workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an additional $40 fee, including materials.
Where: Manatee Park, 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; workshop $40
Sushi preparation class
Marcia Norberg, who has lived in Korea and Taiwan and traveled extensively in Japan, will demonstrate and give practical tips for sushi preparation at the Ikebana International Naples meeting. Ikebana International is a worldwide organization that practices the art of Japanese flower arranging, but also celebrates and enjoys other Japanese cultural activities. The meeting will start with a social period. The public is welcome to attend, but an advance reservation is requested.
Where: Moss Hall of the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples
When: 9 a.m.
Ninth Annual SW Florida Butterfly Conference
Learn interesting new facts about butterflies and take a tour of Tom and Sandy Allen’s garden in Fort Myers to see specimens of local butterflies. The ninth annual butterfly conference will be held in Fort Myers with speeches by Dr. Marc Minno, Ellen Brown and Robert Wilk. For an extra $5 enjoy a packed lunch from Jason’s Deli.
Where: Lee County Extension Service, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers
When: Registration at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $10 fee, $5 lunch
Info: (239) 533-7514
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