Real Plants Florida
Growing, planting and promoting
Florida native plants for sustainable landscapes.
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About Us

FANN is the resource for Florida native plants and native landscape and restoration services.

We are a trade association serving business members including growers, retailers, environmental consultants, landscape architects and designers, installers, ecological maintenance experts, and more.
FANN represents the leadership and full diversity of Florida’s native plant industry.

This website promotes FANN members supplying wholesale plants and services to commercial and institutional customers.

For suppliers of plants and services to residential or retail customers, see PlantRealFlorida.org.

Mission
FANN provides industry leadership in native plant production, education, marketing and advocacy.

Vision
FANN is a small association with mighty ambitions. We see a future where native plants are widely available and preferred for their aesthetic, ecological and economic benefits. Our urban and suburban landscapes will look like Real Florida and function like ecosystems.

Board of Directors
President: Jenny Evans, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Landscapes & Garden Center
President-elect: Eddie McKeithen, McKeithen Growers
Past President: Bruce Turley, Wilcox Nursery & Landscape
Vice President: Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb
Treasurer: Chris Holly, Sandhill Growers & Environmental Services
Secretary: Troy Springer, Springer Environmental Services
Director: Patty Caballero, The Natives
Director: Marc Godts, Green Isle Gardens
Director: Skip Healy, Change of Greenery
Director: Liz Lark-Riley, Rockledge Gardens
Director: Alyssa Lavoro, Alexander Landscaping & Plant Farm
Director: Jess Lummus, Sebastian River Farms
Director: Kirsten Sharp-Ortega, My Dragonfly Gardens

COMMITTEES

Education Committee: Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb

Membership Committee: Vacant

Plant Promotion Committee: Kirsten Sharp-Ortega, Green Isle Gardens Nursery

CLICK HERE for a list of volunteer opportunities with FANN.

FANN OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 972, Melbourne FL 32902-0972

FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT PARTNERS
FANN proudly partners with the Florida Native Plant Society, Florida Wildflower Foundation and Wildflower Seed & Plant Growers Association. We work together to advance the native plant movement in Florida by promoting the preservation and use of Florida native plants.

NATIVE PLANT HORTICULTURE FOUNDATION: Without native plants and people who know how to use them, we cannot restore natural and urban areas. The native plant industry is still in its infancy, working with nonprofit partners to educate the public about the importance of native plants to general sustainability. Many native plant grower pioneers are nearing the end of their careers, and facing the same challenges that all small farmers face in expanding and transitioning their operations. FANN helped establish the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation to strengthen and expand the industry by creating more demand for and supply of native plants, and developing more native plant professionals. Without easy access to native plants and professionals who know how to use them, communities are limited in their ability to transform landscapes for sustainability. Together, we can make it happen.
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FANN is a proud member of the Fresh from Florida agriculture promotion campaign: