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Fall Plant Sale, November 21, 2015







Fall is a fabulous time to plant in Florida! Finding a great selection of high quality plants is fun and easy at 

"GrovVember," Mead Botanical Garden’s Multi-vendor Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Planning for holiday foliage and displays? New to Florida Gardening? 
Need a little help getting started? Want some fresh winter produce from your own yard?

Wetlands Restoration and Boardwalk Improvement Underway

The Lake Lillian wetlands restoration and boardwalk improvement project is now underway.  Construction will take approximately 90 days to complete and result in increased biodiversity and an improved aquatic wildlife habitat.  

The wetlands restoration is funded by two grants:  $400,000 from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection and $50,000 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

Winter Park Community Foundation Selects Mead Garden for Grant Award

New donors to MBG can help "unlock" a $19,000 grant award from the Winter Park Community Foundation! 

Mead Botanical Garden (MBG) is excited to announce that it has been selected as a grant award winner by the Winter Park Community Foundation during the Foundation’s recent Grant Round held in collaboration with Rollins College’s “Impact Investing” undergraduate course. The Winter Park Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation.

The capacity-building award is made to MBG Inc. in two parts:

What's all the Quacking About? The Great Duck Derby!

The next Great Duck Derby scheduled for February 27, 2016.

This year we had a slightly damp day in the great outdoors at the Great Duck Derby! 

Click here to see or download photos from the day.

Thank you, air potato warriors!

Thanks to all the volunteers who braved the weather and came out for the 3rd Annual Air Potato Raid on Saturday, January 24. We had 40 volunteers who clocked 100 hours to collect a total of 146 lbs of potatoes! Amazing! 

Since the release of the air potato beetles in August, we've seen a huge reduction in air potato vines, and subsequently, in air potatoes. So finding them this year was a lot more challenging than in the past. Volunteers had to go deep into some of Mead's wet and wooded areas to find them. 


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by Dr. Radut