Native Mosses of Southeastern Virginia with Vickie Shufer / SHR Chapter Officer Elections

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Norfolk Botanical Garden




Vickie Shufer will speak on Native Mosses of Southeastern Virginia. Vickie needs to begin promptly at 6:30pm so please make an effort to be there a bit before so we can begin on time.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. —Alfred Austin

Vicki Shufer
Photo: Eco Images

Vickie is one of our Appointed Directors for Botany. She is a naturalist, herbalist, and forager with a master’s degree in therapeutic herbalism. She teaches classes on edible and medicinal plants, as well as outdoor education programs. Vickie is the author of several books, including The Everything Guide to Foraging (Adams Media, 2011), and was the editor/publisher of The Wild Foods Forum newsletter from 1994 to 2014. Vickie has a certified 16-acre native nursery in northeastern North Carolina where she propagates coastal native plants and forest botanicals and teaches groups how to use them for food, medicine, and crafts. Visit her website: Eco Images.


Our Chapter will also hold elections for Board of Director officers at the October meeting. Positions are two-year terms and elections are staggered. President and Treasurer terms expire October 31, 2019; Vice President (currently unoccupied) and Secretary terms will expire October 31, 2020. Please consider volunteering and submit your name to fill a position.

There are also several appointed positions that need to be filled. We really need a Social Media person (Facebook and website). There are also two Director-at-Large positions vacant.

Interested? Submit your name to Steve Stasulis at

If you know someone who is plant, conservation or nature oriented, especially if they are a compelling speaker, please ask them if they would be interested in speaking at one of our meetings and pass the names on to Steve Stasulis at

Chapter meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May, except as noted below. Meetings are free and open to the public so bring a friend. Light refreshments are served before the meeting at 6:30 pm. The speaker starts at 7:00 pm followed by a brief chapter meeting.

Meetings will be held in the refurbished Old Administration Building, Garden Room, at Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG). Note that occasional scheduling conflicts at the Garden may necessitate a room change. The alternate location will likely be the Holly Room in Baker Hall. Please check the schedule each month to verify the location of our meeting.

Gates close at 7pm so please arrive in time to get in.