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Background Information

Employment History

Three-Time President

Bromeliad Society of Central Florida


Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies Inc

Editor of the Newsletter

Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies Inc

Brevard County Commissioner and One-Time Enforcement Director

Fair Housing Continuum


Board Member
Bromeliad Society International

Web References (15 Total References)

Karen Andreas is considered the ... [cached]

Karen Andreas is considered the woman to go to for answers about the bromeliad.For FLORIDA TODAY

So it was for former Brevard County Commissioner Karen Andreas.
"I saw one at a friend's house in Merritt Island, and the addiction was born," said Andreas, speaking about bromeliads, the gorgeous plants that sparked a 20-year love affair that shows no sign of fizzling.
Andreas will be talking about her favorite subject at the Sea Rocket Florida Native Plant Society meeting on Wednesday.
In bromeliad circles, Andreas -- the chairwoman of the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, a three-time president of the Bromeliad Society of Central Florida and a member of the board of Bromeliad Society International -- is considered the woman to go to for answers on the delightful plants that amazingly do well both in and out of soil.
She and her husband run the council's extensiveWeb site, which includes thousands of photos of the different species.
"They get very little nutrition from the roots," Andreas said.
"Brevard is the northernmost range of the weevil," Andreas said.
Andreas sees a comparison between tending to bromeliads and working with county commissioners.
"They both can be very prickly," she joked.

About FCBS [cached]

Website: Michael and Karen Andreas

Newsletter: Karen Andreas
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Leu Gardens Visitor Information [cached]

Karen Andreas has been growing bromeliads for more than 20 years in Brevard County.She is the editor of the newsletter of the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, a state-wide publication.Karen and her husband Michael run the number one bromeliad web site on the Internet, the Bromeliad Encyclopedia at the

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It`s very frustrating," said Karen Andreas, a former Brevard County commissioner and one-time enforcement director for the Fair Housing Continuum based in Cocoa.

Said Treena Kaye, an attorney who has sued the authority several times on behalf of tenants: "I`m quite perturbed that it took this long to get them involved to this degree, especially when you look at condition of those apartments and number of people forced to relocate."
Kaye began peppering HUD officials in Jacksonville -- the overseers of Central Florida housing authorities -- with questions and complaints about the Sanford operation as far back as 1996.
"The perception I got from them was that they had more important things to do," she said."Their attitude was, `You again?

The Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society [cached]

The following is an "unofficial" summary of the material discussed at the last Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies meeting - We are grateful to Karen Andreas for providing this information.

Karen Andreas is writing a series of articles about the Florida Council web site, its contents and how to use it. If your newsletter editors want to use those articles, they can contact her at

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