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SCORE: resource for small businesses throughout Florida

April 26, 2016

Several FANN members and show registrants attended a a business education presentation by Lois Perry, Central Florida Chapter Chair for SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit, at FANN’s Native Plant Show on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Lois gave some impressive testimonials on […]

How to do Florida picks our landscape transformation winner

April 25, 2016

Many Floridians are concerned about our state’s natural resources and want to preserve them, including our water and waterways for generations to come. There is something that all of us can do, and it starts in our own backyard, literally. […]

A few scenes from the show: FANN’s 4th Annual Native Plant Show

April 25, 2016

March 31-April 1, 2016 at Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee 223 registered attendees + ~ 74 staff members from 36 exhibitors + ~16 volunteer fans of FANN + 11 instructors …

FANN celebrating 30 years of industry leadership with native plants

April 25, 2016

2016 is FANN’s 30th anniversary year! FANN President Terry Godts made sure that Native Plant Show attendees had a chance to meet some of our founding members and hear how this intrepid group of native plant pioneers started the nation’s […]

FANN welcomes new members (Spring 2016 report)

April 25, 2016

FANN is delighted to welcome several new member companies, including one grower, one restoration firm and several landscape professionals, many of whom joined at or in conjunction with our 4th Annual Native Plant Show this past March 31-April 1. We’re […]

Sad news: Mike Mingea, longtime native plantsman, gone

April 18, 2016

MICHAEL MINGEA, 67, died Sunday, April 10. Many FANN members will remember Mike from Green Images Nursery & Landscape in Christmas and Mike’s many years of service with the Florida Native Plant Society, Tarflower and Cuplet Fern Chapters, as well […]

2016 Opportunities with Florida Association of Environmental Professionals

April 14, 2016

FANN members, particularly those engaged in the restoration end of our industry, may want to consider putting themselves and their firms in front of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) to build awareness of your expertise and offerings in […]

Save date: April 29, 2016 – Upland plants and Milkweed production

March 20, 2016

SOLD OUT! All 20 spaces have been filled. Get on the waiting list. FANN is hosting the second workshop in the GrowNative! education series for nursery growers on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland, Lake […]

Save at Native Plant Show – Register by March 25

March 20, 2016

Friday, March 25 is the early bird discount deadline to sign up and save on continuing education classes and professional development programs at FANN’s 4th Annual Native Plant Show March 31-April 1 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. After March […]

FNPS extends deadline for 2016 landscape awards program

February 24, 2016

MARCH 18 is the new extended deadline to submit to the annual Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) Landscape Awards program, a recognition oppofor existing landscapes that feature native plants. Categories include residential single family, residential multi-family, commercial, industrial, transportation, institution, […]