Jenny Welch

Jenny Welch

Naturalist, Environmental Advocate

10+ years native plant advocacy

Jenny Welch is a Florida native, Master Gardener and retired registered nurse whose passion for Real Florida was nurtured as a child visiting the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near her hometown of Titusville. Jenny is a much loved uber-volunteer with FANN and our conservation partners, Florida Native Plant Society and Florida Wildflower Foundation, as well as an active volunteer leader with Audubon, the League of Women Voters, garden clubs and more. After several years of promoting conservation and greater use of native plants in rapidly developing Osceola County, Jenny and her family moved to rural Dixie County to get closer to the nature they love.

Graduate of Valencia Community College, Orlando.

Garden & Holiday Decor Using Florida Native Plants

Have fun and learn innovative ways to use our Florida native plants as garden and holiday decor. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will focus on learning about and using native plant material, including foliage, seeds, vines and berries in fresh and dried form, for both interior decor and garden design. Bring just your imagination. Instructor provides […]


Learning to Identify Habitat Plants, Seeds and Berries

Florida native plants provide critical habitat for both resident and migrating wildlife. The seeds and berries our plants provide are especially important for birds and other animals, including insects. Learn more about plant-animal connections in this casual hands-on workshop where attendees will attempt to match up information cards with the actual plant, seeds or berries […]

Garden/Landscape Plants