Dec 1 – Nominations close for (native!) Plant of the Year – Freeman Medal program of the Garden Club of America
Dec 2 – Deadline to submit course proposals for 2017 Native Plant Show. CLICK FOR MORE INFO.
Dec 5-9 – A Community on Ecosystem Services conference in Jacksonville
Dec 9-10 – Retreat with FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, at the Historic Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel Island.
Dec 21 – First day of Winter & Emma’s birthday!
Dec 23 – Jan 2 – FANN office closed
Jan 1 – Happy New Year!
Jan 18-20 – TPIE in Fort Lauderdale
Feb 9-10 – Jacksonville Landscape Show! FANN will be there.
Mar 10 – Deadline for submittals to 5th Annual Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition!
Mar 25 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in DeLand; plant vendors welcomed
World Landscape Architecture Month
Apr 20-21 – FANN’s 5th Annual Native Plant Show in Bradenton, Florida!
Apr 22 – Earth Day
May 18-21 – FNPS Conference at River Ranch Resort, south of Lake Kissimmee
Jun 23-24 – FNGLA Convention in Fort Lauderdale
National Pollinator Week
Jul 6-8 – Find FANN at the Florida Chapter ASLA (landscape architects!) convention in Boca Raton.
National Moth Week
Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Symposium
FNGLA Landscape Show
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 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
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
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: https://fann.z2systems.com/np/clients/fann/event.jsp?event=136&
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
Jun 5 – World Environment Day
Jun 6-10 – American Public Gardens Association Conference in Miami
Jun 15-17 – Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Millersville PA.
Jun 16 – UF/IFAS Biological Controls Workshop, Homestead
Jun 16-18 – FNGLA Annual Convention in Orlando
Jun 20-26 – National Pollinator Week FANN special: order a FANN Bee T-shirt by June 26 and get a free bee button for yourself or a friend.
Jun 21 – First day of Summer
July 4 – U.S. Independence Day
Jul 9-12 – Cultivate16 in Columbus, Ohio.
July 20-23 – The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Western Carolina University, North Carolina.
July 23-31 – National Moth Week
MAKE A DATE
Aug 1 – All FANN publication ads — retail & wholesale — must be ordered by this date.
Aug 4-6 – Florida ASLA Conference & Expo in Jacksonville (FANN will be there!)
Aug 7-12 – 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Fort Lauderdale
Aug 11 – Selling Native Plants in the Garden Center – webinar sponsored by Western Nursery & Landscape Association and conducted by St. Louis, Missouri, retailers.
Aug 18-19 UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County Agriculture Finance Workshop (Growing Your Profits) in Homestead
FLIP YOUR FLORIDA YARD! Watch FANN’s TV Landscape Makeover program on the How to do Florida program statewide this month.
Aug 20-21 – NATIONAL BEE DAY / Native Plant Sale in FORT MYERS at All Native Garden Center & Plant Nursery, sponsored by All Native, FANN and Lee County Beekeepers. Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with a great selection of bee-friendly native plants at All Native! Proceeds benefit FANN’s Plant Real Florida education campaign.
Aug 23 – FREE Agribusiness Workshop at Miami-Dade Extension
Sept 2 – FANN member Nancy Bissett, The Natives, presentation on “Understanding Plant Ecology increases Restoration Success” for University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Dept., Gainesville.
Sept 10 – National Planting Day
Sept 14 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting! and Birthday of Alexander von Humboldt
Sept 15-17 – The Landscape Show in Orlando
Sept 15 – 1-4:00pm Pollinator Workshop with Dr. Jaret Daniels of UF/Florida Museum of Natural History along with DisneyWorld & SeaWorld horticulture professionals, part of The Knowledge College at the Landscape Show in Orlando. Sponsored by FANN, Florida Wildflower Foundation & Florida Wildflower Seed Co-op. Registration required.
Sept 16 – FANN Members Meeting at the Landscape Show! Join us after the show closes at 5:00pm upstairs in the Hamlin Board Room 332, in the West Concourse of the West Building at Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando.
Sept 17 – Bees, Butterflies and Beyond Symposium hosted by Vincent Gardens, Douglas, GA, presented in partnership with Georgia Dept of Natural Resources, UGA Extension & more.
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 in Silver Springs! Join FANN at the Friday night social we’re sponsoring!
Sept 24 – National Estuary Day, National Public Lands Day
Sept 30 – Morningside Nature Center Native Plant Sale opens to FNPS members only, Gainesville
Florida Native Plant Month promoted by Florida Native Plant Society. Stay tuned for details.
Oct 1 – Native Plant Horticulture Foundation meeting
Oct 1 – Morningside Nature Center Native Plant Sale, Gainesville
Oct 5 – World Habitat Day
Oct 6 – Native Plant Show Committee Meeting
Oct 11 – Panhandle Small Farms event in Marianna, FL
Oct 13 – Native Plant Show Committee meeting CANCELLED. Reschedule in process. Contact FANN if you’re interested.
Oct 14-16 – 5th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Leesburg, Lake County. Opportunity for native plant vendors.
Oct 15 – Backyard Biodiversity Day sponsored by Mead Botanical Garden & Tarflower Chapter FNPS in Winter Park, Orange County. Plant sale opportunity.
Oct 21-24 – National landscape architects event: ASLA Convention in New Orleans
Nov 23-25 – FANN office closed
Thanksgiving – Thank you for growing, planting and restoring Real Florida
Nov 26 – Shop Small Saturday! Support a local native nursery. #ShopSmall
Nov 29 – Giving Tuesday! Donate to the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation #GivingTuesday
Jan 21-23 – FNGLA Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale
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 7 – FANN Board of Directors meet
May 28-31 – FNPS Annual Spring Conference – Born to Burn in Tallahassee
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 15 – deadline for ad orders – get your ad into us ASAP! free design services for FANN members when you order by this date.
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 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 2 – Blueberry Pollination Workshop in Tavares (Lake County)
Dec 24-31 – FANN office closed for the holidays.
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.)
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.)
Feb 21 – Deadline to enter FANN’s REAL FLORIDA LANDSCAPES DESIGN COMPETITION
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 15-18 – Florida Native Plant Society Conference in Fort Myers
Jun 20 – FANN meeting at Archbold Biological Station, program on board accountability and conflict resolution with UF Professor Nicole Stedman
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 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 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 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 7 – Deadline to submit draft CEU course proposals
Nov 21 – Annual Members Meeting oceanfront, Don Pedro Island, Charlotte County
Nov 27 – Thanksgiving
Dec 5 – deadline for free digital marketing package for Native Plant Show Exhibitors
Dec 31 – Most memberships due for renewal today! Happy New Year!
Jan 23-25 – FNGLA TPIE Show in Fort Lauderdale
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
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
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 16-19 – Florida Native Plant Society 33rd Annual Conference in Jacksonville
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 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 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.
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
Nov 11 – 2013 LearnGreen, Florida’s Green Schools Conference in West Palm Beach.
All FANN memberships expire end of this month. Renew for 2014 now and save $ on your 2013 taxes!
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
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)
Apr 26 – FANN Board phone meeting
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
Jun 14 – FANN Board phone meeting
Jun 28-30 – Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Conference in St. Augustine
JULY 15 DEADLINE: NATIVE PLANT & SERVICE DIRECTORY
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
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
Sept 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
Sept 12-15 – Florida Chapter American Planning Association 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
Oct 11 – FANN Board phone meeting
Oct 17-19 – Sustainable & Authentic Florida Conference in Anna Maria Island
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!
Nov 8 – FANN Board phone meeting
Dec 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
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