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Registration now open! 3rd Annual Native Plant Show

January 23, 2015

All new CEU classes and more at this year’s Native Plant Show, new and different every year with fresh ideas for making you successful with native plants and landscapes. Join us Thursday & Friday, April 9-10, 2015 at Osceola Heritage [...]

Deadline extended to JAN 15 to review Florida Grades & Standards

January 6, 2015


More $ for Florida restoration projects from BP Oil Spill funding

November 18, 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have announced $34.3 million in funding for nine Florida projects addressing high priority conservation needs. Five of these 9 projects appear to have particular potential opportunities for FANN members [...]

EPA & USDA need your pollinator health recommendations by NOV 24

November 17, 2014

PROVIDE INPUT TO EPA & USDA BY NOV 24 TO PROTECT POLLINATORS AND EXPAND THE MARKET FOR NATIVE PLANTS In June 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum referencing the pollinator crisis and directing that: a Pollinator Health Task Force be [...]

Florida Grades & Standards for Nursery Plants open for comment by Jan. 15, 2015

November 17, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 15 REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE DRAFT UPDATE TO FLORIDA GRADES & STANDARDS FOR NURSERY PLANTS BY JAN. 15, 2015 BACKGROUND: The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants is used by nurserymen, landscape architects, landscape [...]

Feds seek input to update National Wetland Plant List – input by Jan 31, 2015

November 10, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading a nationwide effort to update the National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) and seeks input on revisions, additions, and deletions to the plant list.  The NWPL covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. [...]

Call for vendors: 9th Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival

October 29, 2014

Vendor applications are now available for the 9th annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival, March 28, 2015 in downtown DeLand, Volusia County. Reserve your vendor space now at this award winning event sponsored in part by FANN partner, the Florida [...]

FREE webinars on Sustainable SITES™ Initiative

October 25, 2014

Important resource for growers and landscape professionals. Familiarize yourself with the SITES™ program and how this emerging green industry standard promotes the use of native plants and native landscape and restoration expertise. SITES™ provides a system for rating the sustainability [...]

Call for CEU Course Proposals, respond by Nov. 7, 2014

October 14, 2014

Real Florida Landscapes™ CEU Series Seminar hosted by Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) at the 3rd Annual Native Plant Show April 9-10, 2015 DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014 to submit course proposals MISSION FANN’s Real Florida Landscapes™ CEU Series [...]

City of Fort Lauderdale Meeting Tues Oct 14 on Landscape Regulations

October 10, 2014

Open meeting to learn about proposed ordinance revisions to incorporate Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles into City’s Unified Land Use Regulations (ULDR) Section 47-21 Landscape and Tree Preservation Requirements. City staff will provide an overview of the proposed language revisions that will [...]