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Jan 5, 2018 deadline: special lodging for Native Plant Industry Retreat

December 21, 2017

Want to combine a special get-away couples vacation with your attendance at the Native Plant Industry Retreat Jan 26-27 in Melbourne Beach? Take advantage of a special offer when you reserve through FANN by January 5. The Seaglass Inn Bed […]

FANN Nominating Committee announces election slate for 2018 Board of Directors

December 1, 2017

The FANN Board of Directors has accepted the slate of candidates for 2018 board service as recommended by the Nominating Committee chaired by past president Terry Godts, Green Isle Gardens Nursery. The slate will be presented to members at the […]

Provide native plant input to USDA NIFA by Friday December 1, 2017

November 30, 2017

Information courtesy of Rob Fiegener, Native Seed Network Institute for Applied Ecology: You understand the important roles that native plants play in our ecosystems. Do you believe that additional research, education, and extension are needed to increase their supply and […]

USDA Renewable Energy & Efficiency Grants for Growers

November 29, 2017

Nurseries: USDA Rural Development REAP Program provides funding for energy efficiency upgrades, specifically targeted to small businesses in rural areas. This might be a resource for you to finally get that solar or LED program going … Does most of […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation GivingTuesday Match announced

November 27, 2017

Donations up to $250 will be matched dollar for dollar on GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017 when you give to the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, a start-up charity focused on expanding the supply of native plants and native plant professionals to […]

Florida legislation introduced to do away with local tree ordinances & restoration

November 17, 2017

Many local tree ordinances protect native vegetation and require that lost trees be replaced with native species. Florida State Senator Greg Steube of Sarasota and House Representative Katie Edwards of Davie have filed legislation to take away municipal home rule […]

Native Plant Industry Retreat scheduled Friday, January 26, 2018 in Melbourne Beach

November 17, 2017

FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation jointly sponsor this opportunity for FANN members, potential members and friends of the native plant industry to look ahead, “think different” and explore new ideas for advancement. We welcome you to this event […]

FANN 2017 Annual Membership Meeting at Perkins Nursery in LaBelle

November 16, 2017

FANN’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at Debbie & Danny Perkins’ wholesale nursery in LaBelle, Florida. Perkins Nursery is wholesale-only, has been producing more than 40 years and may be best known for ornamental quality […]

Native plants steal the scene at Landscape Show Redux 2017

November 7, 2017

FANN, our members and plants were the scene stealers last week at the FNGLA Landscape Show Redux in Orlando. Attendees snatched up new Native Plant & Service Directories and saw fantastic native plants offered by more than 20 FANN growers. […]

See native plants at the Landscape Show Redux – 2017

October 23, 2017

FNGLA rescheduled the Landscape Show for November 2-4, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, International Drive in Orlando. FNGLA calls it the Landscape Show redux and expects around 250 exhibitors and 5000 attendees. Registration is free for […]