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Our program will be presented by Lisa Roberts

The topic will be “Why Wildflowers?” Learn why wildflowers are essential to us, from how they keep our ecosystems functioning to how they’re directly tied to our well-being.

Lisa Roberts became the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s executive director in 2008. Under her direction, the Foundation established its annual Florida Wildflower Symposium and the popular Seeds for Schools, Viva Florida and La Florida Community Plantings grant programs; launched a new website and wildflower research literature database; developed multiple publications, including a Panhandle brochure that outlines wildflower viewing routes, and much more. Before joining the Foundation, Lisa worked at the Orlando Sentinel for many years as an editor and writer, during which she often wrote about Florida’s outdoors. She serves on VISIT FLORIDA’s Culture, Heritage and Nature Tourism committee, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and a member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation and Florida Native Plant Society.