Heathcote Botanical Gardens


“First Annual Native Ethnobotanical Day”

(An educational forum on how Native Plants are used, managed and perceived)

Featuring our Keynote Speaker Renown Eco-Artist “Xavier Cortada”
We will kick-off ‘St. Lucie County’s Urban Reforestation Project’, a visionary art project Xavier started in Miami to restore canopy and habitat to Florida’s communities! (see www.reclamationproject.net)

Speakers will include:

The Medicinal/Herbalist side of Native Plants.
City, County and State Activism to Promote more Native Habitat and Greenways
Eco Artist Xavier Cortada and the story behind his ‘Reclamation/Reforestation Projects’
Great Native Trees you should have and what Champion Trees are in our community
U.F. and F.A.U. Professors and Biological Scientist on their Native Programs
How to get started Landscaping with Natives

    Booths will include:
  • A culinary sampling of Native Plants with recipes
  • Native Gardens Tour Tickets
  • The Historical Uses of Native Foliage in Florida
  • Herbalist
  • Native Animals
  • Books and Literature
  • Native Plant Chapters
  • Plant Sales

Raffles with a Grand Prize Weekend Trip to Miami to meet Xavier, see his Eco Art Project at the Miami Science Museum and tour Native Areas with a member of the Dade N.P.S. Chapter

We want to inspire Fla. Citizens to plant the Real Florida and to restore Native canopy and habitat!!