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Tom Heitzman, Sweet Bay Nursery, Recipient of 2021 Mike Kenton Award

December 21, 2021

FANN’s 2021 Board of Directors has conferred the 2021 Mike Kenton Award to Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery in Parrish, Florida, just south of Tampa. The Mike Kenton Award is presented to a FANN member in recognition of […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Looking to Hire Landscape Architect

December 16, 2021

Groundwork Jacksonville Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is the city’s primary nonprofit organization specifically created to restore urban creeks and clean, redevelop and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public green space. Its mission and operations are premised on […]

FANN Event at Sebastian River Farms

November 23, 2021

FANN invites members, industry professionals, and students interested in careers in horticulture and landscape to a native plant event on Thursday December 9, 2021 from 10:30am-2:30pm at Sebastian River Farms in Vero Beach, Florida. Sebastian River Farms is providing lunch, hosting […]

FANN Nominates 2022 Board of Directors

November 17, 2021

FANN’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Bruce Turley, of Wilcox Nursery & Landscape, has nominated 13 candidates to serve on the 2022 Board of Directors, including five women and eight men in a range of ages and geographical locations. A […]

FANN offers in-person CEU course Wednesday, November 10, 20211

October 19, 2021

In-person CEU class for landscape architects and FNGLA certified professionals. Troy Springer will provided a guided tour of his favorite native plants at Chiappini Farm Native Nursery in Hawthorne, Florida, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 1:45-2:45pm, in fulfillment of […]

FANN in-person meeting at Chiappini Farm Native Nursery Nov. 10, 2021

October 19, 2021

FANN will host a traditional FANN fall gathering for FANN members and friends on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from Noon-4:30pm at the Chiappini Farm Native Nursery in Hawthorne, Florida. This is the association’s first in-person event since early 2020 before […]

Nominations open for 2022 FANN Board of Directors

October 11, 2021

Serving on the FANN Board of Directors is an opportunity to advance the native plant industry and develop deep relationships with fellow FANN members. Board members receive orientation to their duties and are expected to attend six board meetings and […]

Rockledge Gardens Looking to Hire Annuals & Perennials Sales Area Leader

October 5, 2021

Rockledge Gardens Annual & Perennials Sales Area Leader This is a full-time (40 hours), hourly position and includes one work-from-home day. We are looking for a proactive, organized, self-starter with great people skills. We are specifically seeking someone with knowledge […]

Everglades Native Designs is Looking to Hire a Landscape Technician

September 2, 2021

Everglades Native Designs Everglades Native Designs LLC in Naples, Florida is looking for a qualified landscape technician to maintain residential native plant gardens and landscapes as well as work on installation projects in SW Florida. Must he hardworking, able to […]

Cherrylake Looking to Hire Multiple Positions

September 2, 2021

Cherrylake Cherrylake, located in Groveland, is looking to hire for multiple positions. Administrative/Shared Services Horticultural Sales Representative Logistics Specialist Payroll Specialist Farm Operations Nursery Supervisor – Lake Wales Product Selection Specialist Nursery Crew Members Loading Handlers Landscape Maintenance Crew Members […]