Steve Turnipseed

George Horsford / Daily Sun - Steve Turnipseed, {cq}, right, talks with Lloyd Singleton, {cq}, UF/IFAS extension agent, about his Myrtle Oak he has growing in his backyard, in the Village of Buttonwood, that he landscaped with Florida native plants as seen on June 30, 2015 at his

Lloyd Singleton on the left with Steve Turnipseed on the right (blue shirt)

A Chemical Engineer by degree, Steve Turnipseed is retired from a 32-year career with Chevron where he held assignments in Mississippi, Texas, California, Indonesia and Nigeria. Steve is a UF/IFAS certified Master Gardener and Florida Water Star irrigation Accredited Professional. Steve currently serves as the chairman of The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. He has personally converted his turfgrass lawn into a Florida Friendly Landscape using over 100 species of native plants. Steve teaches workshops to help others living in The Villages through the process.