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Save the date: August 10th Using Insects for Pest Control

July 14, 2017

Learn how to farm with beneficial insects. WHAT: Workshop teaches how insects can be used for pest control and the common farm practices that can build habitat for them. WHERE:  NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL. […]

Save the Date: Tuesday Sept 26, 2017 – Central Florida Agritourism Conference

July 13, 2017

Did you know the number of Florida agritourism farms has more than doubled in the last few years?  Join the UF/IFAS Extension Polk county Small Farms Program and UF/IFAS Agricultural Awareness Initiative Team to learn more about offering recreational activities on […]

July 26, 2017: listening session on alternative to crop insurance

July 12, 2017

You can participate in a teleconference listening session focused on the Nursery Value Select concept for Nursery Crop Insurance on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00pm EST. FCIC (Federal Crop Insurance Corporation) Nursery Insurance is offered in all 50 states. […]

FDOT announces Beautification Grants for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

July 2, 2017

For municipalities who want to see more sustainable roadside landscapes with native plants … Beautification Grants for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 PROPOSE NATIVE PLANTINGS For the Fiscal Year 2017-2018, the Department has $820,679 in available funding. The grant application deadline will […]

Economic impact of native plant horticulture increases in Florida

June 21, 2017

Per the latest report by University of Florida-IFAS economists, native plants represent about 15.5% of nursery sales, an increase from the last figure of 11% in 2005. The use of Florida-friendly plants, which naturally includes native plants, is on the […]

Native Landscape & Garden Center Internship 2017

June 20, 2017

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 […]

Help new Gainesville biocontrol start-up focus on industry needs

June 7, 2017

Who is not interested in more cost-effective biocontrols for pests in their nursery? A new Gainesville, Florida biocontrol startup, Pheronym, works with beneficial nematodes that can be used in lieu of pesticides. The CEO is a microbiologist and chemist who […]

FANN Board Member Cycle Challenge to fight kids cancer

June 3, 2017

Donate now to help FANN Board Member and Aquatic Plants of Florida Administrative Manager Jess Sabin in his June 2017 Cycle Challenge to raise $1000 to support the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Jess plans to ride 200 miles this month. […]

All native episode of Flip My Florida Yard now airing

May 23, 2017

Be sure to monitor your local TV listings for the new reality series, Flip My Florida Yard, using humor and Florida-friendly landscape examples to promote individual landscape action to reduce water consumption and protect water quality. This series is a […]

2017 Native Plant Show

May 3, 2017

Enjoy some scenes from our show, where dozens of volunteers, 21 sponsors, 47 exhibitors, ~ 280+ attendees and two dozen product & service providers were a FANN-tastic team. The Native Plant Show features a mix of species and companies serving […]