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Restoration Ag Workshop Feb 3-4, 2018 in Tallahassee

January 22, 2018

Ayavalla Gardens Plantation in Tallahassee is hosting a two-day Sustainable Agriculture Conference on Saturday-Sunday, Feb 3-4, 2018, featuring lecture and hands-on projects with Mark Shephard, author of Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers. Shephard has been a permaculture designer […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation announces new Showcase Native Landscapes Program

January 16, 2018

To directly educate the public and drive increased demand for native landscaping, the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation will annually establish a highly visible, attractive and inspirational native landscape that demonstrates best practices in native landscape design, installation and maintenance. Sites […]

FANN forms new Education Committee

January 4, 2018

FANN board member Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb Inc. in Davie, chairs a newly formed Education Committee tasked with providing education for both FANN members and our customers, including industry professionals and the gardening public. Supporting Janine are Alyssa Lavoro, Alexander […]

David Drylie winner of 2017 Mike Kenton Award of Recognition

January 4, 2018

FANN is pleased to announce that David Marsh Drylie, Jr., landscape architect and owner, Green Images Native Landscape Plants, a wholesale and retail native nursery in Christmas, is the winner of the 2017 Mike Kenton Award of Recognition. A volunteer […]

Jan 15 deadline: reserve ticket for Native Gardens theater outing in Sarasota

December 21, 2017

Native Gardens, Sunday, February 18th, showtime 2:00pm in Sarasota Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) for a fun afternoon of theatre! The Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota is staging a production of […]

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 […]