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FANN Calendar

Questions about a FANN event? Call us 321-271-4885.

Dec 2018

Dec 17 – FANN Member Voting Process begins (Bylaws update)
Dec 24-25 – Merry Christmas!

Jan 19

Jan 8 – FANN Member Voting Process ends (Bylaws updates)
Jan 9 – 2019 Board of Directors election begins
Jan 18 – 2019 Board of Directors election closes
Jan 26 – 2019 Board of Directors kick-off meeting at Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland

Feb 2019

Feb 2 – Second Annual Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future Conference, hosted by Pelican Island Audubon Society at Indian River County Fairgrounds, Vero Beach.
Feb 7-8 – See FANN at NEFNGLA Landscape Show in Jacksonville

Mar 2019

Apr 2019

May 2019

May 16-19 – 39th Annual Florida Native Plant Society Conference at Plantation on Crystal River

Jun 2019

Jul 2019

Aug 2019

Sept 2019

Oct 2019

Nov 2019

Dec 2019


Jan 2018

Jan 1 – Happy New Year!
Jan 5 – Discount deadline to register for Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future in Vero Beach.
Jan 15 – Deadline to reserve group ticket for Native Gardens play in Sarasota
Jan 17 – FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation engage with UF environmental horticulture students in Dr. Sandy Wilson’s Native Landscaping class, Gainesville.
Jan 19-20 – Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future conference hosted by Pelican Island Audubon Society as part of the National Audubon Society’s Plants for Birds program. Vero Beach. Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a sponsor. View program.
Jan 22-24 – Direct Gardening Association winter meeting at Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando. For businesses who sell directly to retail customers.
Jan 26-27 – Native Plant Industry Retreat in Melbourne Beach. Second annual hosted by FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation.

Feb 2018

Feb 2 – FANN participates in UF Agriculture Education & Communications seminar series in Gainesville
Feb 2 – World Wetlands Day
Feb 3-4 – Restoration Agriculture Workshop in Tallahassee
Feb 7-8 – First Annual Florida Ornamental IPM Workshop in Gainesville. For nursery growers and landscape managers.
Feb 8-9 – Jacksonville Landscape Show with NEFNGLA Chapter
Feb 18 – Native Gardens play in Sarasota
Feb 24 – Native Gardens live comedy playing at the Florida Studio Theater on their mainstage. Potential Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and FANN group outing. Read reviews.

March 2018

March 1 – deadline for discount fee for vendor space at the Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival
March 16 – DEADLINE to submit your winning design idea for the Showcase Native Landscapes Competition sponsored by the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation. Formerly known as FANN’s Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition.
March 24 – 12th Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in Downtown DeLand

April 2018

April is World Landscape Architecture Month, a celebration of the profession, mostly on social media. Take a Landscape Architect to lunch and talk (don’t lecture!) about native plants. Listen to what they have to say. Their challenge is ours.
April 19 – FANN Board of Directors meeting
April 22 – Earth Day
April 27 – DEADLINE to submit CEU course proposals for industry professionals attending the Native Plant Show in the fall.
April 27-28 – Florida Wildflower Symposium at the Orange County IFAS Extension Center, Orlando. FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation are sponsors.
April 30 – FANN Education Committee Meeting

May 2018

May 1 – deadline for FNPS Miami conference lodging group rate
May 7-13 – National Wildflower Week
May 9 – online registration ends for FNPS Conference in Miami
May 10 – Native Plant Show Team Meeting
May 16 – Doug Tallamy live on the FAU Campus Boca Raton, tickets just $5! courtesy of Audubon Everglades and others.
May 17-20 – Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference at Miccosoukee Resort in Miami. FANN is exhibiting and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a sponsor.
May 20 – World Bee Day, United Nations
May 24 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting

June 2018

June 8 – FANN Native Landscapes Tour for industry professionals only in The Villages. Co-sponsored by The Villages Chapter FNPS, Native Plant Horticulture Foundation and U/IFAS.
June 18-24 – National Pollinator Week
June 21 – FANN membership meeting and Board of Directors meeting hosted by All Native Garden Center in Fort Myers. Click for details & registration.

July 2018

July 19 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting
July 21-29 – National Moth Week

Aug 2018

Aug 16 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 24 – SOLD OUT Bok Tower Native Gardens Walk & Talk with Nancy Bissett.
Aug 31 – DEADLINE for updates to member listings & ad orders for FALL Native Plant & Service Directory. Call the office 321-271-4885.

Sept 2018

Sept 12 – DEADLINE earlybird exhibitor rate Native Plant Show
Sept 15 – Hampton Inn Native Plant Show earlybird rate deadline
Sept 20 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting
Sept 21 – First day of Fall
Sept 24 – FANN radio appearance on WMNF’s Sustainable Living Show (10am-11am) to talk about the Native Plant Show. FANN members are invited to call into the show and participate. The number to call is 813-239-9663. You can listen online at You can also listen through the WMNF app
Sept 27 – Phytoplasam Workshop This workshop is of interest to those concerned about Texas Phoenix Palm Decline and other native plant threats
Sept 29 – Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Meeting

Oct 2018

October is Florida Native Plant Month!
Oct 1 – Attendee earlybird registration deadline
Oct 4-6 – FNGLA Landscape Show at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. FANN will be there.
Oct 8 – Super 8 Native Plant Show earlybird rate deadline
Oct 17 – Exhibitor setup
Oct 18-19 – Native Plant Show at Bradenton Area Convention Center
Oct 23 – FutureScapes! CEU workshop for land planners, landscape architects & more Pinellas County Extension.
Oct 25 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting

Nov 2018

Nov 22 – Thanksgiving – we are thankful for everything you do.


Jan 2017

Jan 1 – Happy New Year!
Jan 18-20 – TPIE in Fort Lauderdale

Feb 2017

Feb 1 – Deadline to feature your firm in the credits for new TV show Flip My Florida Yard “Where are They Now” episode when you donate $150 to the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation
Feb 9-10 – Jacksonville Landscape Show! FANN will be there.
Feb 23 – General Meeting of the South Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society at Sunset Lakes Community Center in Miramar.
Feb 27 – Mar 3 – National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Mar 2017

Feb 27 – Mar 3 – National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Mar 10 – Deadline for submittals to 5th Annual Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition!
Mar 20 – Deadline to get special Native Plant Show rate on hotel lodging at the Hampton Inn Ellenton
Mar 25 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in DeLand; plant vendors welcomed
Mar 31 – Last day to get earlybird discount on exhibitor booths at the Native Plant Show
Watch for news about Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition winners!

Apr 2017

World Landscape Architecture Month
Apr 3 – Last day to get:
Earlybird rates on general admission & CEU class registration for the Native Plant Show
Group rate on lodging at Super 8 Ellenton for the Native Plant Show
Apr 20-21 – FANN’s 5th Annual Native Plant Show in Bradenton, Florida!
Apr 21 – Native Plant Sale for the general public at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, in conjunction with the
Native Plant Show
Apr 22 – Earth Day

May 2017

May 18-21 – FNPS Conference at River Ranch Resort, south of Lake Kissimmee

Jun 2017

Jun 19-25 National Pollinator Week
Jun 23-24 – FNGLA Convention in Fort Lauderdale

Jul 2017

Jul 6-8 – Find FANN at the Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects convention in Boca Raton.
Jul 22-30 – National Moth Week

Aug 2017

Aug 1 – All company updates, plant listings and display ad orders due for FANN’s Native Plant & Service Directory, contact FANN office 321-271-4885
Aug 10 – Using Insects as Pest Control in Brooksville, FL

Sept 2017

Landscape cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. FANN booth and meetings at show also cancelled.
Florida Wildflower Symposium rescheduled to April 27-28, 2018.
Sept 5 – Evening program: Genetic Diversity or Cultivars and Clones? Pros and Cons. Nancy Bissett, The Natives, presenter, at Tarflower Chapter FNPS meeting, Leu Gardens, Orlando.
Sept 15 – PARK(ing) Day nationwide with American Society of Landscape Architects. Watch for the transformation from parking space to parklet near you. #ASLAPD17
Sept 17-19 – Florida Organic Growers inaugural Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville.
Sept 25 – Online weed management class with UF pros starts today!
Sept 26 – Central Florida Agritourism Conference in Polk County, FL
Sept 27 – First annual Texas Phoenix Palm Decline Summit at UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Extension Center

Oct 2017

FANN Landscape Tour in The Villages rescheduled for June 8, 2018.
October is 3rd Annual Native Plant Month in Florida, sponsored by the Florida Native Plant Society
Oct 1 – Excellent Uses of Florida Natives in Urban Landscapes, first annual bus tour with CEUs for LAs organized by Palm Beach County Chapter FNPS and FLASA.
Oct 2 – Deadline to register for UF’s online Weed Management Class
Oct 9-11 – Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference, hosted by Michigan State University and North Carolina State University in Traverse City, Michigan.
Oct 11 – Biocontrols USA East 2017 Conference and Expo plus Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) fall meeting and sustainability symposium in Orlando.
Oct 12-13 – Biocontrols Conference in Orlando, hosted by MeisterMedia in conjunction with Biological Products Industry Alliance.
Oct 15-18 – 35th Annual Florida Master Gardener Conference in St. Augustine, with multiple native plant & pollinator experts speaking
Oct 16 – DEADLINE for member listings, advertising and sponsorship in next Guide for Real Florida Gardeners
Oct 19 – Native Plants and Pollinators Conference at University of Connecticut
Oct 20-21 – Audubon Assembly (convention) theme: Water for Florida’s Future, St. Augustine FL
Oct 21 – Bees, Butterflies & Beyond Symposium, third annual in Douglas GA, hosted by FANN member Vincent Gardens in collaboration with several Georgia native plant organizations.
Oct 30 – Online nursery costing & profitability class starts with UF Ag economists

Nov 2017

Nov 1 – Native Plant Horticulture Foundation board meeting
Nov 1 – Native Plant Show planning meeting
Nov 2-4 – FNGLA Landscape Show Redux – rescheduled from September. See FANN in booth #306 along with our Florida native plant partners!
Nov 3 – Native Plant Horticulture Foundation at TappedIn 5-6pm! Emerging professionals at the Landscape Show, come find us and ask about careers with native plants.
Nov 3 – Join us for always fun FANN dinner at Vincenzos. 6:30pm. Let Emma know you’re coming.
Nov 9 – FANN Board meeting
Nov 10 – FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation engaged with students at University of Central Florida’s Plants Beyond Limits conference
Nov 23 – Thanksgiving!
Nov 24 – FANN Executive talks about Florida’s native plant movement with The Villages Chapter FNPS
Nov 28 – #GivingTuesday Contribute to the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation and advance the use of native plants.

Dec 2017

Dec 1 – DEADLINE sign up for Annual Meeting luncheon at Perkins Nursery in LaBelle
Dec 15 – FANN Annual Membership Meeting at Perkins Nursery in LaBelle. Meet over 30 of your fellow FANN members.
Dec 24-25 – Peace on earth & goodwill to all. Merry Christmas!
Make your year-end charitable donation to Native Plant Horticulture Foundation
Dec 31 – Happy New Year! celebrate responsibly, you’re important to us.


Jan 2016

Jan 5-9 – American Beekeeping Federation meets in Ponte Vedra, Florida
Jan 6-8 – Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 8 – Grow Native Plants for Retail Appeal, workshop at Green Seasons Nursery in Parrish. Sign up now!
Jan 20-22 – Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale

Feb 2016

Feb 11-12 – Jacksonville Landscape Show hosted by NEFNGLA
Feb 15 – LAST DAY TO SAVE $100 when you sign up to exhibit at The Native Plant Show
Feb 20 – DEADLINE to submit landscape designs for Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition

March 2016

Mar 1 – Nominations open for (native!) Plant of the Year – Freeman Medal program by Garden Club of America
Mar 7-13 – National Wildlife Week sponsored by National Wildlife Federation
Mar 18 – NEW Deadline to submit entries for FNPS Design with Natives Landscape Awards Program You have more time, participate!
Mar 21 – First Day of Spring
Mar 31-Apr 1 – FANN’S 4th Annual Native Plant Show in Kissimmee, Central Florida

April 2016

Apr 1 – Native Plant Show second day! Kissimmee FL
Apr 1-2 – Southwest Florida Regional Small Farms Conference in Fort Myers
Apr 18-22 – National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Coral Springs
Apr 22 – EARTH DAY
April 29 – deadline to get best price on oceanfront room at Florida Native Plant Society Conference Daytona Beach
April 29 – GrowNative! Workshop #2 in the series with focus on producing upland plants and native ecotype Milkweed. At Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland, Lake County. Limited to 20 people. Details & registration:

May 2016

May 4 – Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit – educating the public about the intricate business of modern agriculture and its role in advancing our quality of life and the economy.
May 4-6 – HTDF televised LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER sponsored by FANN and the Florida Wildflower Foundation in Bradenton!
May 11 – DEADLINE for online registration for Florida Native Plant Society conference (onsite registration after this date)
May 12-13 FANN exhibiting with FNGLA & UF Florida Friendly Program at the Communities of Excellence conference & gala in West Palm
May 14 – International Migratory Bird Day
May 19-22 – Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference in Daytona Beach.
May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity

June 2016

Jun 5 – World Environment Day
Jun 6-10 – American Public Gardens Association Conference in Miami
Jun 15-17 – Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Millersville PA.
Jun 16 – UF/IFAS Biological Controls Workshop, Homestead
Jun 16-18 – FNGLA Annual Convention in Orlando
Jun 20-26 – National Pollinator Week FANN special: order a FANN Bee T-shirt by June 26 and get a free bee button for yourself or a friend.
Jun 21 – First day of Summer

July 2016

July 4 – U.S. Independence Day
Jul 9-12 – Cultivate16 in Columbus, Ohio.
July 20-23 – The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Western Carolina University, North Carolina.
July 23-31 – National Moth Week

Aug 2016

Aug 1 – All FANN publication ads — retail & wholesale — must be ordered by this date.
Aug 4-6 – Florida ASLA Conference & Expo in Jacksonville (FANN will be there!)
Aug 7-12 – 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Fort Lauderdale
Aug 11 – Selling Native Plants in the Garden Center – webinar sponsored by Western Nursery & Landscape Association and conducted by St. Louis, Missouri, retailers.
Aug 18-19 UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County Agriculture Finance Workshop (Growing Your Profits) in Homestead
FLIP YOUR FLORIDA YARD! Watch FANN’s TV Landscape Makeover program on the How to do Florida program statewide this month.
Aug 20-21 – NATIONAL BEE DAY / Native Plant Sale in FORT MYERS at All Native Garden Center & Plant Nursery, sponsored by All Native, FANN and Lee County Beekeepers. Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with a great selection of bee-friendly native plants at All Native! Proceeds benefit FANN’s Plant Real Florida education campaign.
Aug 23 – FREE Agribusiness Workshop at Miami-Dade Extension

Sept 2016

Sept 2 – FANN member Nancy Bissett, The Natives, presentation on “Understanding Plant Ecology increases Restoration Success” for University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Dept., Gainesville.
Sept 10 – National Planting Day
Sept 14 – FANN Board of Directors Meeting! and Birthday of Alexander von Humboldt
Sept 15-17 – The Landscape Show in Orlando
Sept 15 – 1-4:00pm Pollinator Workshop with Dr. Jaret Daniels of UF/Florida Museum of Natural History along with DisneyWorld & SeaWorld horticulture professionals, part of The Knowledge College at the Landscape Show in Orlando. Sponsored by FANN, Florida Wildflower Foundation & Florida Wildflower Seed Co-op. Registration required.
Sept 16 – FANN Members Meeting at the Landscape Show! Join us after the show closes at 5:00pm upstairs in the Hamlin Board Room 332, in the West Concourse of the West Building at Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando.
Sept 17 – Bees, Butterflies and Beyond Symposium hosted by Vincent Gardens, Douglas, GA, presented in partnership with Georgia Dept of Natural Resources, UGA Extension & more.
Sept 21 – First day of Fall
Sept 22-23 – Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Conference in Bonita Springs
Sept 23-24 – Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Symposium in Silver Springs! Join FANN at the Friday night social we’re sponsoring!
Sept 24 – National Estuary Day, National Public Lands Day
Sept 30 – Morningside Nature Center Native Plant Sale opens to FNPS members only, Gainesville

Oct 2016

Florida Native Plant Month promoted by Florida Native Plant Society. Stay tuned for details.
Oct 1 – Native Plant Horticulture Foundation meeting
Oct 1 – Morningside Nature Center Native Plant Sale, Gainesville
Oct 5 – World Habitat Day
Oct 6 – Native Plant Show Committee Meeting
Oct 11 – Panhandle Small Farms event in Marianna, FL
Oct 13 – Native Plant Show Committee meeting CANCELLED. Reschedule in process. Contact FANN if you’re interested.
Oct 14-16 – 5th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Leesburg, Lake County. Opportunity for native plant vendors.
Oct 15 – Backyard Biodiversity Day sponsored by Mead Botanical Garden & Tarflower Chapter FNPS in Winter Park, Orange County. Plant sale opportunity.
Oct 21-24 – National landscape architects event: ASLA Convention in New Orleans

Nov 2016

Nov 23-25 – FANN office closed
Thanksgiving – Thank you for growing, planting and restoring Real Florida
Nov 26 – Shop Small Saturday! Support a local native nursery. #ShopSmall
Nov 29 – Giving Tuesday! Donate to the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation #GivingTuesday

Dec 2016

Dec 1 – Nominations close for (native!) Plant of the Year – Freeman Medal program of the Garden Club of America
Dec 2 – Deadline to submit course proposals for 2017 Native Plant Show. CLICK FOR MORE INFO.
Dec 5-9 – A Community on Ecosystem Services conference in Jacksonville
Dec 9-10 – Retreat with FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, at the Historic Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel Island.
Dec 21 – First day of Winter & Emma’s birthday!
Dec 23 – Jan 2 – FANN office closed


Jan 2015

Jan 21-23 – FNGLA Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale

Feb 2015

Feb 12-13 – Northeast Chapter FNGLA Jacksonville Landscape Show
Feb 27 – deadline for Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition

Mar 2015

Apr 9-10 – FANN’s 3rd Annual Native Plant Show in Kissimmee
Apr 10-11 – Central Florida Native Plant Sale in Kissimmee(FANN participates with four chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society: Conradina, Cuplet Fern, Pine Lily and Tarflower Chapters).

May 2015

May 7 – FANN Board of Directors meet
May 28-31 – FNPS Annual Spring Conference – Born to Burn in Tallahassee

Jun 2015

Jul 2015

July 1 – check your membership! you may be due for renewal. Join now to be part of our fall publications.
July 4 – Celebrate Independence Day with family & friends

Aug 2015

Aug 15 – deadline for ad orders – get your ad into us ASAP! free design services for FANN members when you order by this date.

Sep 2015

Sept 23 – evening board meeting – TBD location
Sept 24-26 – see you at the Landscape Show in Orlando with our brand new Native Plant & Service Directory!
Sept 25 – 5:00pm FANN Members Meeting Update at the Landscape Show – right outside the show hall when the show closes. Come find out what’s happening!
Sept 25-26 – Wildflower Symposium at Leu Gardens!

Nov 2015

Nov 5 – ANNUAL FALL GATHERING at McKeithen Growers in Myakka City
Nov 7 – UF Homecoming game with Vanderbilt!
Nov 17 – FANN’s Native Plant Industry Newswire debuts
Nov 18 – FDOT Industry Transportation Landscape Committee meeting (FANN is a participant with David Drylie, RLA and nursery owner, Green Images Native Landscape Plants, representing).
Nov 23 – Deadline to submit CEU course proposals for 2016 Native Plant Show
Nov 26 – Thanksgiving! FANN is thankful for YOU.

Dec 2015

Dec 2 – Blueberry Pollination Workshop in Tavares (Lake County)
Dec 24-31 – FANN office closed for the holidays.


January 2014

Jan 17 – Strategic planning meeting with FANN Board of Directors. Members only. Contact the Executive Director.
Jan 22-24 – FANN at FNGLA Tropical Plant Industry Exposition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale
Jan 29-31 – Gulf States Expo in Mobile, Alabama. (FANN members are exhibiting but FANN is not.)

February 2014

Feb 1 – Deadline to get $100 discount when you sign up as an exhibitor for THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW.
Feb 5-7 – South Carolina Horticulture Show in Myrtle Beach. (FANN members are exhibiting but FANN is not.)
Feb 13-14 – Jacksonvile FNGLA Northeast Florida Horticulture Show. (FANN hopes to exhibit! FANN members are exhibiting.)

March 2014

Mar 1 – Early bird discount for admission/CEU classes at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW
Mar 29 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival (FANN members exhibiting, FANN is not)

April 2014

Apr 9 – Exhibitor set up at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW
Apr 10-11 – THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW trade show for industry
Apr 11-12 – FANN & FNPS Central Florida Native Plant Sale (for the public)
April 20 – Easter

May 2014

May 15-18 – Florida Native Plant Society Conference in Fort Myers

June 2014

Jun 20 – FANN meeting at Archbold Biological Station, program on board accountability and conflict resolution with UF Professor Nicole Stedman

July 2014

Jul 21 – DEADLINE to reserve your ad space for both the Native Plant & Service Directory AND the Guide for Real Florida Gardeners.
Jul 22-24 SNA (Southern Nursery Association) 2014 in Atlanta GA
Jul 24-26 Florida ASLA State Conference in Key Largo. See Nancy Bissett of The Natives give her 10 Easy Wildflowers program.

Aug 2014

Aug 1 – DEADLINE to submit press-ready ads for FANN publications
Aug 1-2 Florida Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conference (a FANN favorite, the food alone makes it a must visit).

Sept 2014

Sept 19-20 – Florida Wildflower Foundation fall symposium at Bok Tower Gardens
Sept 26 – FANN Membership Meeting 5:00pm after the Landscape Show closes for the day, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando
Sept 25-27 – FANN exhibiting at the FNGLA Landscape Show in Orlando

Oct 2014

Oct 2 – South Florida Native Plant Industry meeting – 8:30-1:30 at Homestead Extension Office
Oct 3-5 – Lake County Wings & Wildflowers Festival (FANN members exhibiting, FANN is not)
Oct 24 – Board of Directors meets in Groveland
Oct 23-26 – Central Florida NatureFest in Auburndale, Polk County

Nov 2014

Nov 7 – Deadline to submit draft CEU course proposals
Nov 21 – Annual Members Meeting oceanfront, Don Pedro Island, Charlotte County
Nov 27 – Thanksgiving

Dec 2014

Dec 5 – deadline for free digital marketing package for Native Plant Show Exhibitors
Dec 31 – Most memberships due for renewal today! Happy New Year!



January 2013

Jan 23-25 – FNGLA TPIE Show in Fort Lauderdale

February 2013

Feb 1 – Booth fee at The Native Plant Show increases $100 (if space available)
Also deadline for the First Annual Real Florida Landscapes™ Design Competition.
Feb 14-15 FANN exhibits at The Jacksonville Landscape Show sponsored by Northeast Chapter FNGLA, Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Feb 18 – DEADLINE to reserve display ad space in 2013 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners
Feb 25 – DEADLINE to send us your press ready ad for 2013 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners
Feb 28 – Mar 1 Tampa Spring Expo hosted by Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers at the State Fairgrounds in Plant City

March 2013

Mar 14-15 – Florida Urban Forestry Council’s annual Forestry Institute in Tampa
Mar 15 – Last day for early sign-up discount for the Native Plant Show. Attendee tickets and Continuing Education Course fees increase after today.
Mar 23 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in Historic Downtown DeLand

April 2013

Apr 4-5 – NATIVE PLANT SHOW hosted by FANN in Kissimmee (Thursday-Friday show)
Apr 5-6 – Central Florida Native Plant Sale – retail for the public, hosted by FNPS in Kissimmee after FANN’s wholesale tradeshow closes.

May 2013

May 16-19 – Florida Native Plant Society 33rd Annual Conference in Jacksonville

June 2013

June 14 – DEADLINE to reserve ad space in the Native Plant & Service Directory.
June 28 – DEADLINE to get your press-ready ad submitted for Native Plant & Service Directory.

July 2013

July 17-20 – Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) Annual Conference in St. Petersburg
July 26 – deadline to sign up for the FREE Native Plant Maintenance Workshop at FANN’s Annual Meeting at Archbold Biological Station — FANN members only.

August 2013

August 2 – Annual Membership Meeting & NATIVE PLANT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP at Archbold Biological Station. FREE and for FANN members only, sign up by July 26.
August 2 – deadline to sign up to be an exhibitor/vendor at Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival.
August 2-4 – Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Kissimmee.
August 21-23 – GreenTrends 2013 in Sarasota – annual conference of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

September 2013

Sept 19-21 – FNGLA Landscape Show See FANN with our Florida Native Plant Partners in Booth #867.
Sept 20 – 5:00pm FANN member meeting in Room N230A in the North Building, Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando. Near the parking lot entrance to the lobby. Right after the FNGLA Landscape show closes at 5pm.
Sept 20 – Tropical Green Conference at Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale. U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter hosts this annual gathering of leaders in Tropical Architecture. SEE FANN’s AD promoting our members in the program!
Sept 21 – GalaVerde 2013, South Florida’s LEEDership & Green Awards Program, also hosted by USGBC South Florida Chapter at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.
Sept 27-28 – Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Symposium at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville, Florida

October 2013

Oct 4-6 – Second Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Lake County
Oct 20-23 – Florida Master Gardener Conference in Kissimmee

November 2013

Nov 11 – 2013 LearnGreen, Florida’s Green Schools Conference in West Palm Beach.

December 2013

All FANN memberships expire end of this month. Renew for 2014 now and save $ on your 2013 taxes!

January 2012

Jan 1 – Happy New Year! Membership renewals due by Jan 30
Jan 12 – FANN Board phone meeting
Jan 18-20 – FANN at TPIE Show in Fort Lauderdale
Jan 19 – FANN gathering at Trinity Churchside Gathering in Fort Lauderdale (tentative, 4-7pm)
Jan 26 – FANN Trade Show Committee Kick-Off Meeting in Kissimmee
Jan 30 – After this date, if your 2012 membership listings are not renewed, they won’t show up online

February 2012

Feb 1 – FANN membership meeting at TBWG Spring Expo – plus dinner out! 5:30pm lobby of LaQuinta Inn across the street from Florida Fairgrounds. 7pm dinner at Gaspar’s Grotto.
Feb 1-2 – FANN at TBWG Spring Expo, State Fairgrounds in Tampa
Feb 9 – FANN Board phone meeting
Feb 21 – FANN Native Plant Show Committee meeting in Kissimmee
Feb 29 – Member login goes away if 2012 listings not renewed by this date (for all but new members & nonprofit supporters)

March 2012

Mar 8 – FANN Board phone meeting
Mar 9-10 – UF Bee College
Mar 23-25 Florida Herbal Conference in Ocala National Forest
Mar 24 – Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival in Deland

April 2012

Apr 26 – FANN Board phone meeting

May 2012

May 10 – FANN Board & Native Plant Show Meeting in Kissimmee
May 17-20 – FNPS Conference at Trinkle Center, Plant City
May 18 – 5:00-6:30pm, Red Rose Inn: FANN Annual Membership Meeting and Election at FNPS Conference

June 2012

Jun 14 – FANN Board phone meeting
Jun 28-30 – Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Conference in St. Augustine

July 2012


Please update your business listing and plant availability by this date, and reserve any display ad space.

July 17 – FANN Board Meeting at Green Seasons Nursery, Parrish (members welcome)
Jul 27-29 – Florida Small Farms Conference and Alternative Enterprises in Kissimmee

August 2012

Aug 10 – DIY (do it yourself) print-ready ad submission deadline for Native Plant & Service Directory. Got questions? Ask.
Aug 16 – FANN Board phone meeting

September 2012

Sept 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
Sept 12-15 – Florida Chapter American Planning Association Conference in Naples
Sept 27-29 – FNGLA Landscape Show in Orlando
Sept 28-29 – Florida Wildflower Symposium and Wings & Wildflowers Festival in Lake County
FRI Sep 28 – 1:00-4:00pm CEU Seminar: Intro to Florida Native Plant Selection in Tavares, Lake County
FRI Sept 28 – 5:00-6:30pm FANN Membership meeting at the Landscape Show in Orlando

October 2012

Oct 11 – FANN Board phone meeting
Oct 17-19 – Sustainable & Authentic Florida Conference in Anna Maria Island

November 2012

Payment due for exhibitor booth spaces at THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW

Nov 2 – FANN Fall Gathering at Veber’s Jungle Garden in Homestead! Members, potential members, and fans of FANN – all welcome. 11:30am-1:30pm with lunch!
Nov 8 – FANN Board phone meeting

December 2012

Dec 13 – FANN Board phone meeting
?? Great Southern Tree Conference