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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 […]

FANN Nominates 2024 Board of Directors

November 13, 2023

FANN’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Bruce Turley, has nominated 13 candidates to serve on the 2024 Board of Directors. The slate has been endorsed by the 2023 board, most members of which will continue to serve if elected […]

Wacca Pilatka looking for Garden Crew member

August 22, 2023

Wacca Pilatka Wacca Pilatka is looking for a Garden Crew member This position includes, but is not limited to, planting, mulching, trimming, yard clean outs, utilizing heavy equipment such as skid steer and dingo, and being able to communicate clearly […]

Green Thumb looking for Residential Landscape Gardener

August 1, 2023

Green Thumb Inc Green Thumb, Inc. is a small, family-oriented residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance firm in the downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area. Green Thumb specializes in native landscapes but also offers many other landscape styles. Go to […]

FANN members at the 2023 Landscape Show in Orlando

July 31, 2023

Wednesday-Friday, August 23-25, 2023, see FANN members exhibiting at the Landscape Show, Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Orlando, Florida. FANN staff will be at booth #902. Come get directed to native plant resources, find out about the benefits of […]

South Florida Native Plant Seminar Registration Now Open

July 28, 2023

Attendee registration is now open for FANN’s South Florida Native Plant Seminar, a professional continuing education and networking event for landscape architects, designers, installers, landscapers, retail nursery staff and growers. Event takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 18-19, 2023, at […]

Native Plant Propagation FREE Webinar July 19, 2023

May 17, 2023

3:00pm ET Wednesday, July 19 This webinar will present the different propagation systems that Dr. Sandra B. Wilson and her team at the University of Florida have explored for year-round production of ornamental natives. This webinar is for growers and […]

FNPS Conference features FANN panel session on Challenges & Opportunities in the Native Plant Industry

March 31, 2023

Florida’s Native Plant Industry: Challenges & Opportunities FNPS Conference Panel Session ONLINE – registration required 11:00am, Saturday, April 29, 2023 In the past 42 years, the Florida Native Plant Society and its like-minded allies have done an amazing job in […]

Groundcover Restoration & Enhancement Workshop Wed April 5 at UF

February 16, 2023

Join fellow FANN members and native plant partners at this much needed one day workshop focused on restoring native groundcover in Florida, hosted by the UF School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatic Sciences at the University of Florida IFAS Austin […]