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FANN Calendar


May 2016

May 4 – Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit – educating the public about the intricate business of modern agriculture and its role in advancing our quality of life and the economy.
May 4-6 – HTDF televised LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER sponsored by FANN and the Florida Wildflower Foundation in Bradenton!
May 11 – DEADLINE for online registration for Florida Native Plant Society conference (onsite registration after this date)
May 12-13 FANN exhibiting with FNGLA & UF Florida Friendly Program at the Communities of Excellence conference & gala in West Palm
May 14 – International Migratory Bird Day
May 19-22 – Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference in Daytona Beach.
May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity

June 2016

Jun 5 – World Environment Day
Jun 6-10 – American Public Gardens Association Conference in Miami
Jun 16 – UF/IFAS Biological Controls Workshop, Homestead
Jun 16-18 – FNGLA Annual Convention in Orlando
Jun 20-26 – National Pollinator Week
Jun 21 – First day of Summer

July 2016

Jul 9-12 – Cultivate16 in Columbus, Ohio.
July 23-31 – National Moth Week

Aug 2016

Aug 4-6 – Florida ASLA Conference & Expo in Jacksonville
Aug 7-12 – 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Fort Lauderdale
Aug 20 – National Honey Bee Day – promote native plants used by this important non-native insect

Sept 2016

Sept 14 – Birthday of Alexander von Humboldt
Sept 15-17 – The Landscape Show in Orlando
Sept 21 – First day of Fall
Sept 22-23 – Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Conference in Bonita Springs
Sept 23-24 – Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Symposium!

Oct 2016

Florida Native Plant Month ? (FNPS initiative)
TBS – Wings & Wildflowers, Lake County
Oct 5 – World Habitat Day
Oct 21-24 – National ASLA Convention in New Orleans

Nov 2016

Thanksgiving – Thank you for growing, planting and restoring Real Florida

Dec 2016

Dec 1 – Nominations close for (native!) Plant of the Year – Freeman Medal program of the Garden Club of America
Dec 5-9 – A Community on Ecosystem Services conference in Jacksonville
Dec 21 – First day of Winter

Jan 2016

Jan 5-9 – American Beekeeping Federation meets in Ponte Vedra, Florida
Jan 6-8 – Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 8 – Grow Native Plants for Retail Appeal, workshop at Green Seasons Nursery in Parrish. Sign up now!
Jan 20-22 – Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale

Feb 2016

Feb 11-12 – Jacksonville Landscape Show hosted by NEFNGLA
Feb 15 – LAST DAY TO SAVE $100 when you sign up to exhibit at The Native Plant Show
Feb 20 – DEADLINE to submit landscape designs for Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition

March 2016

Mar 1 – Nominations open for (native!) Plant of the Year – Freeman Medal program by Garden Club of America
Mar 7-13 – National Wildlife Week sponsored by National Wildlife Federation
Mar 18 – NEW Deadline to submit entries for FNPS Design with Natives Landscape Awards Program You have more time, participate!
Mar 21 – First Day of Spring
Mar 31-Apr 1 – FANN’S 4th Annual Native Plant Show in Kissimmee, Central Florida

April 2016

Apr 1 – Native Plant Show second day! Kissimmee FL
Apr 1-2 – Southwest Florida Regional Small Farms Conference in Fort Myers
Apr 18-22 – National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Coral Springs
Apr 22 – EARTH DAY
April 29 – deadline to get best price on oceanfront room at Florida Native Plant Society Conference Daytona Beach
April 29 – GrowNative! Workshop #2 in the series with focus on producing upland plants and native ecotype Milkweed. At Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland, Lake County. Limited to 20 people. Details & registration:

Jan 2015

Jan 21-23 – FNGLA Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale

Feb 2015

Feb 12-13 – Northeast Chapter FNGLA Jacksonville Landscape Show
Feb 27 – deadline for Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition

Mar 2015

Apr 9-10 – FANN’s 3rd Annual Native Plant Show in Kissimmee
Apr 10-11 – Central Florida Native Plant Sale in Kissimmee(FANN participates with four chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society: Conradina, Cuplet Fern, Pine Lily and Tarflower Chapters).

May 2015

May 7 – FANN Board of Directors meet
May 28-31 – FNPS Annual Spring Conference – Born to Burn in Tallahassee

Jun 2015

Jul 2015

July 1 – check your membership! you may be due for renewal. Join now to be part of our fall publications.
July 4 – Celebrate Independence Day with family & friends

Aug 2015

Aug 15 – deadline for ad orders – get your ad into us ASAP! free design services for FANN members when you order by this date.

Sep 2015

Sept 23 – evening board meeting – TBD location
Sept 24-26 – see you at the Landscape Show in Orlando with our brand new Native Plant & Service Directory!
Sept 25 – 5:00pm FANN Members Meeting Update at the Landscape Show – right outside the show hall when the show closes. Come find out what’s happening!
Sept 25-26 – Wildflower Symposium at Leu Gardens!

Nov 2015

Nov 5 – ANNUAL FALL GATHERING at McKeithen Growers in Myakka City
Nov 7 – UF Homecoming game with Vanderbilt!
Nov 17 – FANN’s Native Plant Industry Newswire debuts
Nov 18 – FDOT Industry Transportation Landscape Committee meeting (FANN is a participant with David Drylie, RLA and nursery owner, Green Images Native Landscape Plants, representing).
Nov 23 – Deadline to submit CEU course proposals for 2016 Native Plant Show
Nov 26 – Thanksgiving! FANN is thankful for YOU.

Dec 2015

Dec 2 – Blueberry Pollination Workshop in Tavares (Lake County)
Dec 24-31 – FANN office closed for the holidays.


January 2014

Jan 17 – Strategic planning meeting with FANN Board of Directors. Members only. Contact the Executive Director.
Jan 22-24 – FANN at FNGLA Tropical Plant Industry Exposition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale
Jan 29-31 – Gulf States Expo in Mobile, Alabama. (FANN members are exhibiting but FANN is not.)

February 2014

Feb 1 – Deadline to get $100 discount when you sign up as an exhibitor for THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW.
Feb 5-7 – South Carolina Horticulture Show in Myrtle Beach. (FANN members are exhibiting but FANN is not.)
Feb 13-14 – Jacksonvile FNGLA Northeast Florida Horticulture Show. (FANN hopes to exhibit! FANN members are exhibiting.)

March 2014

Mar 1 – Early bird discount for admission/CEU classes at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW
Mar 29 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival (FANN members exhibiting, FANN is not)

April 2014

Apr 9 – Exhibitor set up at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW
Apr 10-11 – THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW trade show for industry
Apr 11-12 – FANN & FNPS Central Florida Native Plant Sale (for the public)
April 20 – Easter

May 2014

May 15-18 – Florida Native Plant Society Conference in Fort Myers

June 2014

Jun 20 – FANN meeting at Archbold Biological Station, program on board accountability and conflict resolution with UF Professor Nicole Stedman

July 2014

Jul 21 – DEADLINE to reserve your ad space for both the Native Plant & Service Directory AND the Guide for Real Florida Gardeners.
Jul 22-24 SNA (Southern Nursery Association) 2014 in Atlanta GA
Jul 24-26 Florida ASLA State Conference in Key Largo. See Nancy Bissett of The Natives give her 10 Easy Wildflowers program.

Aug 2014

Aug 1 – DEADLINE to submit press-ready ads for FANN publications
Aug 1-2 Florida Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conference (a FANN favorite, the food alone makes it a must visit).

Sept 2014

Sept 19-20 – Florida Wildflower Foundation fall symposium at Bok Tower Gardens
Sept 26 – FANN Membership Meeting 5:00pm after the Landscape Show closes for the day, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando
Sept 25-27 – FANN exhibiting at the FNGLA Landscape Show in Orlando

Oct 2014

Oct 2 – South Florida Native Plant Industry meeting – 8:30-1:30 at Homestead Extension Office
Oct 3-5 – Lake County Wings & Wildflowers Festival (FANN members exhibiting, FANN is not)
Oct 24 – Board of Directors meets in Groveland
Oct 23-26 – Central Florida NatureFest in Auburndale, Polk County

Nov 2014

Nov 7 – Deadline to submit draft CEU course proposals
Nov 21 – Annual Members Meeting oceanfront, Don Pedro Island, Charlotte County
Nov 27 – Thanksgiving

Dec 2014

Dec 5 – deadline for free digital marketing package for Native Plant Show Exhibitors
Dec 31 – Most memberships due for renewal today! Happy New Year!



January 2013

Jan 23-25 – FNGLA TPIE Show in Fort Lauderdale

February 2013

Feb 1 – Booth fee at The Native Plant Show increases $100 (if space available)
Also deadline for the First Annual Real Florida Landscapes™ Design Competition.
Feb 14-15 FANN exhibits at The Jacksonville Landscape Show sponsored by Northeast Chapter FNGLA, Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Feb 18 – DEADLINE to reserve display ad space in 2013 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners
Feb 25 – DEADLINE to send us your press ready ad for 2013 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners
Feb 28 – Mar 1 Tampa Spring Expo hosted by Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers at the State Fairgrounds in Plant City

March 2013

Mar 14-15 – Florida Urban Forestry Council’s annual Forestry Institute in Tampa
Mar 15 – Last day for early sign-up discount for the Native Plant Show. Attendee tickets and Continuing Education Course fees increase after today.
Mar 23 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in Historic Downtown DeLand

April 2013

Apr 4-5 – NATIVE PLANT SHOW hosted by FANN in Kissimmee (Thursday-Friday show)
Apr 5-6 – Central Florida Native Plant Sale – retail for the public, hosted by FNPS in Kissimmee after FANN’s wholesale tradeshow closes.

May 2013

May 16-19 – Florida Native Plant Society 33rd Annual Conference in Jacksonville

June 2013

June 14 – DEADLINE to reserve ad space in the Native Plant & Service Directory.
June 28 – DEADLINE to get your press-ready ad submitted for Native Plant & Service Directory.

July 2013

July 17-20 – Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) Annual Conference in St. Petersburg
July 26 – deadline to sign up for the FREE Native Plant Maintenance Workshop at FANN’s Annual Meeting at Archbold Biological Station — FANN members only.

August 2013

August 2 – Annual Membership Meeting & NATIVE PLANT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP at Archbold Biological Station. FREE and for FANN members only, sign up by July 26.
August 2 – deadline to sign up to be an exhibitor/vendor at Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival.
August 2-4 – Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Kissimmee.
August 21-23 – GreenTrends 2013 in Sarasota – annual conference of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

September 2013

Sept 19-21 – FNGLA Landscape Show See FANN with our Florida Native Plant Partners in Booth #867.
Sept 20 – 5:00pm FANN member meeting in Room N230A in the North Building, Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando. Near the parking lot entrance to the lobby. Right after the FNGLA Landscape show closes at 5pm.
Sept 20 – Tropical Green Conference at Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale. U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter hosts this annual gathering of leaders in Tropical Architecture. SEE FANN’s AD promoting our members in the program!
Sept 21 – GalaVerde 2013, South Florida’s LEEDership & Green Awards Program, also hosted by USGBC South Florida Chapter at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.
Sept 27-28 – Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Symposium at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville, Florida

October 2013

Oct 4-6 – Second Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Lake County
Oct 20-23 – Florida Master Gardener Conference in Kissimmee

November 2013

Nov 11 – 2013 LearnGreen, Florida’s Green Schools Conference in West Palm Beach.

December 2013

All FANN memberships expire end of this month. Renew for 2014 now and save $ on your 2013 taxes!

January 2012

Jan 1 – Happy New Year! Membership renewals due by Jan 30
Jan 12 – FANN Board phone meeting
Jan 18-20 – FANN at TPIE Show in Fort Lauderdale
Jan 19 – FANN gathering at Trinity Churchside Gathering in Fort Lauderdale (tentative, 4-7pm)
Jan 26 – FANN Trade Show Committee Kick-Off Meeting in Kissimmee
Jan 30 – After this date, if your 2012 membership listings are not renewed, they won’t show up online

February 2012

Feb 1 – FANN membership meeting at TBWG Spring Expo – plus dinner out! 5:30pm lobby of LaQuinta Inn across the street from Florida Fairgrounds. 7pm dinner at Gaspar’s Grotto.
Feb 1-2 – FANN at TBWG Spring Expo, State Fairgrounds in Tampa
Feb 9 – FANN Board phone meeting
Feb 21 – FANN Native Plant Show Committee meeting in Kissimmee
Feb 29 – Member login goes away if 2012 listings not renewed by this date (for all but new members & nonprofit supporters)

March 2012

Mar 8 – FANN Board phone meeting
Mar 9-10 – UF Bee College
Mar 23-25 Florida Herbal Conference in Ocala National Forest
Mar 24 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in Deland

April 2012

Apr 26 – FANN Board phone meeting

May 2012

May 10 – FANN Board & Native Plant Show Meeting in Kissimmee
May 17-20 – FNPS Conference at Trinkle Center, Plant City
May 18 – 5:00-6:30pm, Red Rose Inn: FANN Annual Membership Meeting and Election at FNPS Conference

June 2012

Jun 14 – FANN Board phone meeting
Jun 28-30 – Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) Conference in St. Augustine

July 2012


Please update your business listing and plant availability by this date, and reserve any display ad space.

July 17 – FANN Board Meeting at Green Seasons Nursery, Parrish (members welcome)
Jul 27-29 – Florida Small Farms Conference and Alternative Enterprises in Kissimmee

August 2012

Aug 10 – DIY (do it yourself) print-ready ad submission deadline for Native Plant & Service Directory. Got questions? Ask.
Aug 16 – FANN Board phone meeting

September 2012

Sept 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
Sept 12-15 – Florida Chapter American Planning Association (FLAPA) Conference in Naples
Sept 27-29 – FNGLA Landscape Show in Orlando
Sept 28-29 – Florida Wildflower Symposium and Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Lake County
FRI Sep 28 – 1:00-4:00pm CEU Seminar: Intro to Florida Native Plant Selection in Tavares, Lake County
FRI Sept 28 – 5:00-6:30pm FANN Membership meeting at the Landscape Show in Orlando

October 2012

Oct 11 – FANN Board phone meeting
Oct 17-19 – Sustainable & Authentic Florida Conference in Anna Maria Island

November 2012

Payment due for exhibitor booth spaces at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW

Nov 2 – FANN Fall Gathering at Veber’s Jungle Garden in Homestead! Members, potential members, and fans of FANN – all welcome. 11:30am-1:30pm with lunch! Let us know you’re coming.
Nov 8 – FANN Board phone meeting

December 2012

Dec 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
?? Great Southern Tree Conference