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FANN Calendar

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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 28-31 – FNPS Annual Spring Conference – Born to Burn in Tallahassee

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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

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