Meetings

March 18, 2020 , 7 pm

Seminole Heights Public Library, 4711 N Central Ave Tampa 33603

Troy Springer  "Lessons Learned in Native Plant Landscaping"

 
Troy will be presenting an all new talk with the latest ideas and techniques he has learned while building high level self-sustaining landscapes that function properly, are aesthetically pleasing, and preserve the natural character of Florida.

In the talk you will learn steps to take to build your own high quality landscape. The talk will be full of pictures he has taken on various projects, as well as his own all native residential landscape.

Troy Springer started his career in the landscape business when he founded Springer Lawn Care in 1992 while in college at USF.  Springer Lawn Care was predominately a mowing and traditional landscape operation.  However, being a devoted wildlife enthusiast, Troy realized that his business practices were harming what was most important to him.  He started to learn about natives and began experimenting with them and gradually implemented natives in his landscape projects.  He soon dreamed of having an eco-friendly landscape and maintenance operation, and began to sell off most of his mowing operation.  Troy opened Springer Environmental Services Inc. in 2005 with a whole new brand of landscape style.  Today, 98% of all plant materials used in his design and installations are native.  In addition to installing landscapes, over the years Troy has developed maintenance strategies specifically for eco-friendly landscapes.

Troy has been an active member of FNPS since 2004. He served as President for the Suncoast Chapter for two years, and served many years on the BOD.  During that time, Troy became Chairperson for the 2012 FNPS Conference held in Plant City, and in 2014 received a Green Palmetto award for service.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for FANN (Florida Association of Native Nurseries), and hopes to put in many more years of service for native plant conservation.

 

No refreshments are served at the library meetings.

Native plant donations are still welcome for our pre-meeting exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Header Image:  Lettuce Lake by Shirley Denton (Suncoast 2018 Fieldtrip)