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Extreme Heritage Gardening: Myrtle Betz's Caladesi Victory Garden

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Dunedin Public Library

223 Douglas Avenue

Dunedin, FL 34698

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Great Floridian Myrtle Betz (1895-1992) cultivated community with the food she grew on Caladesi Island 100 years ago. Join us as Myrtle’s granddaughter, author Terry Fortner, shares:

- What food grew in the Myrtle’s Caladesi garden

- Cultivation techniques used by Pinellas pioneers

- How Myrtle brought garden and neighbors together with Thanksgiving dinner

Speaker Terry Fortner enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Scharrer Betz. From 1977-1983, with her grandmother’s involvement, Terry lived, worked, and grew a garden in a local citrus grove, an experience that has gained value with time’s passing. Terry’s work life activities include being a teacher, horseback-riding instructor, and long time personal assistant to Gladys Douglas. She is active in Pinellas County historic preservation and proactive for projects at Caladesi Island.


Garden * Organic * History * Heritage * Herloom * Vegetables * Fruit * Cooking

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