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More $ for Florida restoration projects from BP Oil Spill funding

November 18, 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have announced $34.3 million in funding for nine Florida projects addressing high priority conservation needs. Five of these 9 projects appear to have particular potential opportunities for FANN members [...]

EPA & USDA need your pollinator health recommendations by NOV 24

November 17, 2014

PROVIDE INPUT TO EPA & USDA BY NOV 24 TO PROTECT POLLINATORS AND EXPAND THE MARKET FOR NATIVE PLANTS In June 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum referencing the pollinator crisis and directing that: a Pollinator Health Task Force be [...]

Florida Grades & Standards for Nursery Plants open for comment by Jan. 1, 2015

November 17, 2014

REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE DRAFT UPDATE TO FLORIDA GRADES & STANDARDS FOR NURSERY PLANTS BY JAN. 1, 2015 BACKGROUND: The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants is used by nurserymen, landscape architects, landscape project contractors, and other industry [...]

Feds seek input to update National Wetland Plant List – input by Jan 31, 2015

November 10, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading a nationwide effort to update the National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) and seeks input on revisions, additions, and deletions to the plant list.  The NWPL covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. [...]

Call for vendors: 9th Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival

October 29, 2014

Vendor applications are now available for the 9th annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival, March 28, 2015 in downtown DeLand, Volusia County. Reserve your vendor space now at this award winning event sponsored in part by FANN partner, the Florida [...]

FREE webinars on Sustainable SITES™ Initiative

October 25, 2014

Important resource for growers and landscape professionals. Familiarize yourself with the SITES™ program and how this emerging green industry standard promotes the use of native plants and native landscape and restoration expertise. SITES™ provides a system for rating the sustainability [...]

Call for CEU Course Proposals, respond by Nov. 7, 2014

October 14, 2014

Real Florida Landscapes™ CEU Series Seminar hosted by Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) at the 3rd Annual Native Plant Show April 9-10, 2015 DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014 to submit course proposals MISSION FANN’s Real Florida Landscapes™ CEU Series [...]

City of Fort Lauderdale Meeting Tues Oct 14 on Landscape Regulations

October 10, 2014

Open meeting to learn about proposed ordinance revisions to incorporate Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles into City’s Unified Land Use Regulations (ULDR) Section 47-21 Landscape and Tree Preservation Requirements. City staff will provide an overview of the proposed language revisions that will [...]

Nancy Bissett presents 10 Easy Wildflowers at 2014 Landscape Show

September 18, 2014

Nancy Bissett of The Natives will present 10 Easy Wildflowers at 10:30am and again at 11:30am THURSDAY, SEPT. 25th on the Main Stage as part of the FNGLA Landscape Show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. On behalf of FANN and [...]

Record number of FANN members exhibiting at 2014 Landscape Show

September 18, 2014

Thirty FANN growers and seven allied members are exhibiting Thurs-Sat., Sept 25-27, 2014 at FNGLA’s Landscape Show in Orlando. FANN GROWERS & BOOTH NUMBERS Agri-Starts #925 Becker Tree Farm & Nursery #871 Beeman’s Nursery #1347 Boggy Creek Tree Farms #1241 [...]