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35 FANN members exhibiting at 2017 Landscape Show

August 16, 2017

35 FANN members WERE signed up to exhibit at FNGLA’s Landscape Show in Orlando, September 14-16, 2017, Orange County Convention Center North Concourse of the North/South Building. THE LANDSCAPE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA. The Native Plant […]

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 […]

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 […]