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Native Episode of Flip My Florida Yard airs on Fox Sports Sun next few weeks

August 22, 2017

The all native plant episode of the new TV series, Flip My Florida Yard, will air on Fox Sports Sun network over the next few weeks: 5:00pm Thursday, Aug 31 9:00am Saturday, Sept 2 8:00am Sunday, Sept 4 The all […]

Florida Organic Solutions product approved for OMRI Products List

August 19, 2017

New FANN member Florida Organic Solutions (FOS) has met Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) standards for its compost product, “Florida’s Premier Compost,” a bio-solid and pre-consumer food waste-free compost for garden and landscape use. This compost is produced solely through […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation announces student sponsorship for Florida Wildflower Symposium

August 17, 2017

CLICK FOR DETAILS AND TO APPLY The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is now offering sponsorships to support student education and travel to the Florida Wildflower Symposium September 22-23, 2017 at UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Center in Orlando, Florida. College and […]

$5.5 million in Longleaf Pine Restoration projects coming

August 16, 2017

Start growing those longleaf pine forest plants! As part of a historic initative to restore or enhance 1 million acres of longleaf pine ecosystem, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced $5.5 million in grant funding to support 24 […]

35 FANN members exhibiting at 2017 Landscape Show

August 16, 2017

Be sure to visit FANN members at FNGLA’s Landscape Show in Orlando, September 14-16, 2017, Orange County Convention Center North Concourse of the North/South Building. Visit FANN in booth #1017, together with our native plant partners Florida Wildflower Foundation, Wildflowers […]

Grandiflora going out of business Plant Sale & Equipment Auction

August 10, 2017

After 43 years of growing and selling plants, Grandiflora in Gainesville, Florida, longtime FANN member and known for long-lasting southern blooms, is closing its doors so owners Alan and Ellen can retire and travel. Alan and Ellen Shapiro want to […]

First Annual Summit Texas Phoenix Palm Decline Sept 27 UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale

August 10, 2017

TPPD is a threat to our native Sabal population and has spread to 1/3 of Florida’s counties. Dr. Brian Bahder at UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center (FLREC) has scheduled the first annual state summit on the Texas Phoenix […]

UF Online Weed Management Class starts Sept. 25

July 27, 2017

UF Online Weed Management Class starts Sept. 25, 2017. OCTOBER 2 DEADLINE to register Clean nurseries give customers confidence and make more money. This four-week all-online class, available in English or Spanish, is taught by University of Florida professors and […]

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 […]