Florida Ecological Solutions & Native Plant Landscapes
09 May 2005
Suzanne Kennedy, founder of Floravista, Inc., presented at the Florida Native Plant Society's (FNPS) Silver Anniversary Conference in Melbourne, Florida, on May 14, 2005.
"Composing Cohesive and Beautiful Native Landscapes: case studies implementing ecology, organization, and structure."
Presentation description: Grouping native plants in their natural associations provides design and habitat enhancement opportunities unavailable with non-native species. Cohesive landscapes that result from appropriate assemblages command aesthetic and practical appeal. Using case studies from four "Eco-friendly" Florida subdivisions and 5 private residences, Suzanne will demonstrate landscape design concepts ranging from re-creation of the picturesque landscapes of real Florida to creating formal designs with a broad palette of fascinating natives.
Floravista is dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the natural ecological processes of sites within the context of the surrounding ecosystem. In its first year, Floravista has accomplished native landscape design, project management, and educational literature for developers of eco-friendly subdivisions, homeowners associations, and residential customers.
Suzanne Kennedy is a plant ecologist recognized for endangered plant conservation and holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences with specializations in tropical botany and ecology. She currently serves as Chair of the FNPS Conservation Committee, which offers small conservation grants among other programs. For more information on what the FNPS Conservation Committee offers, visit: http://www.fnps.org/pages/programs/programpg_no_pic.php?keyword=Conservation.