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SCCF to celebrate Yaupon Holly

November 29, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host special guest Bryon White on Dec. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, for a presentation on Yaupon Holly. One of the founders of Yaupon Brothers Tea, he will talk about the revival of the holly, its use as a tea, and the burgeoning tea industry in Florida. The program will be followed by a Yaupon tea tasting, featuring samples of food made with tea prepared by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Chef-in-Residence Jackie Vitale. Tickets are $20 and include a canister of Yaupon tea bags. Participants will be given a 10 percent discount on gifts in the Garden Center and on the purchase of a Yaupon Holly plant. For more information or tickets, visit or call 239-472-1932.

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