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FANN launches new program to expand availability of native Asclepias

July 1, 2015

The Florida Milkweed Project intends to: Collect and distribute native ecotype seed for use by industry professionals and gardeners. Provide gardeners and industry professionals with information on seed collection, storage and propagation. Provide best practices information related to growing healthy, [...]

Legislative action: Florida pollinators need our support

June 10, 2015

Our partner Florida Wildflower Foundation has a $100,000 appropriation in the House Agriculture Appropriations Budget to preserve and expand native wildflower habitat for pollinators along roadsides AND provide public education for residents and tourists to better understand pollinator habitat needs. [...]

FREE June 9 Webinar on Plants & Pollinators with renowned bee expert Dr. Stephen Buchmann

May 21, 2015

Learn about the fascinating and complex world of pollination and get an update on the current state of pollinators. Free course from the Wildlife Habitat Council. June 9: Plants and Pollinators with Dr. Stephen Buchmann In anticipation of National Pollinator [...]

FANN’s got a new video courtesy of some Gators!

May 2, 2015

In less than 2 minutes you can see why growers can benefit from FANN membership: FANN is forever indebted to University of Florida College of Agricultural Life Science Agricultural Education and Communications – Marketing Communications Campaigns Class team Kyle Hunter, [...]

Invitation to bid: Central Florida Native Plant Sale 2015

March 18, 2015

2015 Central Florida Native Plant Sale (CFNPS) MARCH 18, 2015 OFFICIAL NOTICE: INVITATION TO BID Native plants for resale to public TUESDAY MARCH 24, 2015: DEADLINE FOR BID RESPONSE Please see list of plants desired (BELOW) for resale to homeowners [...]

Green Infrastructure – South Florida

March 17, 2015

TWO ITEMS: Workshop & Challenge (competition) WORKSHOP Raising the Bar: Green Infrastructure Planning and Design in Southeast Florida hosted by American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Gold Coast Section WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) 100 [...]

5pm Friday Feb 20 Deadline to Comment on National Seed Strategy

February 16, 2015

Opportunity to Comment on National Seed Strategy DEADLINE: FEB 20, 2015 to provide comment to Plant Conservation Alliance DOWNLOAD DRAFT strategy document for review HOW TO COMMENT: All input must be provided via a spreadsheet template and emailed by 5pm [...]

Florida Dept of Transportation Regional Visioning Meetings

February 2, 2015

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in a series of regional forums for your voice to be heard! FDOT and its partners are updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Policy Plan. The [...]

FANN to offer members marketing education assistance

January 28, 2015

FANN has partnered with LocalDirective, a Tampa Bay digital marketing agency, to develop marketing education services for our members. We expect to offer our first program at the Native Plant Show on Thursday, April 9, 2015. This will be free [...]

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 [...]