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Proposed legislation could limit Saw Palmetto berry harvests on state lands

November 27, 2015

The not-for-profit conservation group Speak Up Wekiva is proposing the Florida Black Bear Habitat Restoration Act to be introduced to the Florida legislature in 2016. The legislation seeks a permanent ban on permits to harvest Saw Palmetto berries on all […]

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection gets new chief & organization

November 20, 2015

Nov. 20, 2016 — The Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee debated and passed two controversial bills and considered Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson for confirmation. Secretary Steverson received many questions from Senators and criticism from […]

Dec 2 UF IFAS Blueberry Pollination Workshop in Tavares

November 20, 2015

Learn about blueberries and their pollination needs from our University of Florida and state experts on both native bees and honeybees. Florida Blueberry Pollination Workshop happens 9:30am-Noon on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center at […]

FANN members elect 2016 Board of Directors

November 16, 2015

John Sibley presided over the election of FANN’s 2016 Board of Directors on Nov. 5, 2015, conducted during the annual membership meeting held at McKeithen Growers in Myakka City that afternoon. Jerry Fritz, Nominating Committee Chair, was present and reported […]

FL Clean Water Coalition concern on fast-tracked legislation

November 12, 2015

FANN is a supporter of the Florida Clean Water Declaration Coalition (FCWD). The coalition is asking that organizations and businesses sign onto a letter regarding currently fast-tracked water legislation (SB 552 and HB 7005). The letter has been drafted by […]

FANN to launch new grower education workshop series

November 9, 2015

FANN is launching a new series of on-farm native plant production workshops for nurseries. Workshops will focus on growing plants for mass market and growing for diversity (those rare, less used, harder to grow species). The series will kick off […]

Oppose Hartzler-Hudson amendment to BEE Highways Act

November 2, 2015

11/7/2015 update from Pollinator Partnership – amendment seeking to eliminate funding for vegetation management was defeated: 172 (122-R, 0-D) for and 255 (71-R, 184-D) against. Strong bipartisan vote against. Everyone who took action made a difference. Many groups and individuals […]

Call for Native Plant CEU Courses – Nov. 23, 2016 Deadline

October 21, 2015

Real Florida Landscapes™ CEU Seminar Series hosted by Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) at the 4th Annual Native Plant Show March 31-April 1, 2016 DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015 to SUBMIT COURSE PROPOSALS SUBMIT PROPOSAL ONLINE CONTACT FANN MISSION […]

NOV 2 DEADLINE to order ad in next Guide for Real Florida Gardeners!

October 9, 2015

Put your business in front of Florida’s eco-conscious consumers, including 50,000+ gardeners statewide! FANN’s beloved Guide for Real Florida Gardeners features beautifully illustrated full-color articles packed with advice on how to use native plants for sustainable wildlife-attracting landscapes. This publication […]

Oct 30 deadline Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

October 9, 2015

Grant funding for local governments for dune, shoreline and wetland restoration, exotic plant control, native species restoration and other projects involving the Florida native plant industry. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Management Program is accepting applications for […]