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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 […]

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

Sept 18, 2017 update: EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27-28, 2018. Native Plant Horticulture Foundation will provide an update on sponsorship availability. CLICK FOR DETAILS AND TO APPLY The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is now offering sponsorships to support student education […]

$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

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 […]