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Native Landscaping Business Opportunity – Southwest Florida

May 17, 2024

Landscape design/build and maintenance business serving greater Naples/Fort Myers region with an established residential & HOA customer base seeking high end, aesthetically pleasing, ecologically sound landscapes using native plants. Includes native plant nursery to supply landscape projects with room for […]

Second Groundcover Restoration & Enhancement Workshop scheduled April 26, 2024

March 13, 2024

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is just $85 when you register by Friday, April 12. Registration includes lunch. The second annual Groundcover Restoration & Enhancement Workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2024, from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Austin Cary Forest in […]

New UF IFAS EDIS document on the Pityopsis genus

February 7, 2024

LINK TO THE DOCUMENT: UF IFAS EDIS  Gage LaPierre, founder of the University of Florida Native Plant Nursery, along with other faculty and students at the UF FFGS school clears up much of the confusion around the Pityopsis genus, clarifying the species […]

Northeast FNGLA Jacksonville Landscape Show 2024

February 6, 2024

Join us at the Jacksonville Landscape show to gain new knowledge and networking opportunities! See more of the details below. FANN MEMBER EXHIBITORS FANN – FL Assoc of Native Nurseries – Booth 205 Big Trees Plantation – Booth 157 Coastal […]

FANN’s first microcredential recipients

January 22, 2024

Congratulations to the recipients of FANN’s first microcredential in the native plant professional credentialing space: FANN Favorites South Florida Native Plants 2023. This is Florida’s first-ever native plant professional credential. FANN has partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Continuing […]

FANN Announces Election of 2024 Board of Directors

December 19, 2023

  FANN members have elected their 2024 Board of Directors. President: Eddie McKeithen, McKeithen Growers President-Elect: Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb Vice-President: Troy Springer, Springer Environmental Treasurer: Chris Holly, Sandhill Secretary: Skip Healy, Change of Greenery Directors at Large: Eryk Jadaszewski, […]

Green Seasons Nursery Transition

December 19, 2023

Green Seasons Nursery is now operated and managed under EarthBalance. As expert growers and horticulturists, EarthBalance brings 37 years of expertise in cultivating, planting, installation, and habitat restoration. You can expect the same hands on service, hardy native plants that […]

Roger Triplett Retirement Tribute

December 14, 2023

FANN Vice President Roger Triplett is co-owner of Green Seasons Nursery with Mark Holdren, business partner and brother-in-law. Seeing the economic and environmental potential of our plants, they switched from a traditional non-native ornamental business to virtually all native about 15 years […]

South Florida Native Plant Seminar 2023

November 20, 2023

OVERVIEW  FANN’s South Florida Native Plant Seminar of 2023 was held in the Naples Botanical Garden from October 18 – October 19, 2023. The seminar was an educational event for landscape architects, designers, installers, maintenance firms, municipalities, growers, garden centers and retailers […]

In Memoriam David Chiappini, Chiappini Farm Native Nursery August 11, 1948 – October 15, 2023

November 14, 2023

Celebration of Life scheduled 2:00pm ET Saturday, December 30, at the Dogtrot Cabin, Chiappini Farm Native Nursery, 150 Chiappini Farm Rd, Hawthorne FL. Friends, family and associates welcome. Friends and associates have elected to honor David’s memory with a permanent […]