Clermont Garden Club was fortunate to have Naturalist Lavon Silvernell speak at their 1st Educational Program, Saturday, March 3, 2018.


Ms. Silvernell discussed the healing qualities of plants and their symbolic relationship with insects particularly butterflies.  Ms. Silvernell talked about various native plants to Florida, their habitat needs, and the birds and insects they attract and the inter-connection in nature that benefits us all.


Ms. Silvernell is a tireless advocate for conservation in Lake County.  As a result of her work in conservation, Lavon Silvernell was presented the 2017 Conservationist of the Year Award by Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society 0n December 19, 2017.


Ms. Silvernell is passionate about providing quality educational programs to help Lake County residents utilize native plants.  The program was well received by Clermont Garden Club members and visitors.


Clermont Garden Club’s next Educational Program, entitled “Bulb Gardening” is April 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the clubhouse, 849 West Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711.  The public is invited.




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