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12th Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival Call for Vendors

October 18, 2017

9:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, March 24, 2018 in beautiful Downtown DeLand, Florida Great opportunity to sell Florida native plants to a gardening public hungry for them. Just $60 for 10×12 space when you sign up by March 1, 2018. Inexpensive but limited […]

SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center is hiring again! October 2017

October 17, 2017

Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship 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 […]

First Annual Texas Phoenix Palm Decline Summit Report

October 16, 2017

About a dozen horticulture industry professionals from around Florida gathered at Hurricane House on the University of Florida (UF) IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center (FLREC) campus in Davie, Florida on September 27, 2017, to hear Dr. Brian Bahder, […]

USDA disaster assistance workshops for growers statewide

October 16, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 – USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in 48 counties for growers and other agricultural businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma during the next few weeks. These workshops are […]

FANN members up and running post Irma

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma, September 2017 Most of us were very fortunate … Photos provided by Marc Godts, Green Isle Gardens. Where’s our cheap & reliable backup mobile portable solar power systems? 7 PINES NATIVE PLANT NURSERY: Dara Dobson says she has […]

September’s un-natural disaster: the Equifax data breach

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma may have distracted Floridians from following another major un-natural disaster: the Equifax breach of nearly half the nation’s most sensitive personal and financial data including social security numbers, birth dates, driver license numbers, financial accounts, you name it. […]

Conservationists urging Congress to pass a budget deal now

September 8, 2017

The October 1 fiscal year deadline to pass a new federal government budget is approaching and conservation funding needs a deal that is bipartisan and avoids sequestration — a device that cuts spending from federal agencies and programs, including funds […]

2017 Florida Native Plant Month: October!

September 5, 2017

FANN is particularly fond of this innovative native plant beer & tea tasting event kicking off Florida Native Plant Month and sponsored by the Tarflower Chapter serving the greater Orlando region. Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is once again celebrating […]

FANN moves 2018 Native Plant Show to the FALL

September 5, 2017

FANN’s Board of Directors has decided to move the annual Native Plant Show, an education event for industry professionals, from the spring to the fall in 2018. The 6th Annual Native Plant Show will take place Thursday-Friday, Oct. 18-19, 2018 […]

Native Plant Industry at the 2017 Florida Wildflower Symposium

September 5, 2017

Sept 18, 2017 update: THIS EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27-28, 2018, UF/IFAS ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION CENTER IN ORLANDO. There’s a rising demand for native wildflowers. Workshops on native plant propagation and establishing a bed of native wildflowers from seed are […]