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Communities of Excellence 2016, native plants still a hit

May 17, 2016

Once again, FANN teamed with University of Florida and FNGLA to promote Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) practices to condo and homeowner community managers, their staff and board members at the Communities of Excellence gala in West Palm Beach May 13, 2016. […]

Biological Control in Ornamentals Workshop June 16 Miami-Dade

May 17, 2016

From our Vanessa Campoverde and our UF/IFAS extension colleagues in Homestead … Do you want to learn about an alternative to the neonicotinoids (chemical insecticides) for your plants? Are you looking for more “green” alternatives to advertise your business? Are […]

The afterglow: Bradenton landscape transformation

May 17, 2016

We did it! In just one day, FANN transformed Bradenton homeowners Berni & Brad Volkmann’s landscape – and life. You’ll soon be able to watch it on television as well as on CLICK to see the LANDSCAPE PLAN. LIST […]

Announcing The Native Plant Podcast

May 16, 2016

“Growing from a friendship forged at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference many moons ago, this rock star trio has brought podcasting to a whole new level. I’m not saying that’s a high level, just a new level.” Mike Berkley, John […]

Congratulations to Heather Blake, Natural Treasures

May 16, 2016

FANN is so proud that our own Heather Blake, owner of Natural Treasures Farm & Nursery (with a “day job” at Chestnut Hill Tree Farm), is being recognized with the “Outstanding Chapter Leader” award by FNGLA at their annual convention […]

Job Opportunity: Shrub and Tree Propagator Assistant Supervisor

May 11, 2016

11713 NE State Road 26 Gainesville, FL 32641 352-373-7589 PH 352-376-5035 FX Job Title: Shrub and Tree Propagator Assistant Supervisor Job Status: Full Time Description: Hatchett Creek Farms, LLC is a leader in providing a nationwide market with […]

Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship

May 11, 2016

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Landscapes & Garden Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services. The Native Landscapes & Garden Center offers a unique […]

SCORE: resource for small businesses throughout Florida

April 26, 2016

Several FANN members and show registrants attended a a business education presentation by Lois Perry, Central Florida Chapter Chair for SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit, at FANN’s Native Plant Show on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Lois gave some impressive testimonials on […]

How to do Florida picks our landscape transformation winner

April 25, 2016

Many Floridians are concerned about our state’s natural resources and want to preserve them, including our water and waterways for generations to come. There is something that all of us can do, and it starts in our own backyard, literally. […]

A few scenes from the show: FANN’s 4th Annual Native Plant Show

April 25, 2016

March 31-April 1, 2016 at Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee 223 registered attendees + ~ 74 staff members from 36 exhibitors + ~16 volunteer fans of FANN + 11 instructors …