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FANN Welcomes 2022 Board of Directors

December 22, 2021

FANN is pleased to announce our 2022 Board of Directors elected by FANN members during an election that concluded on December 1, 2021. Changes on the board include two new members, Eryk Jadaszewki and Joe Reams, with two directors, Alyssa […]

In memoriam, Rick McDonnell, Hickory Hill Native Nursery

December 21, 2021

Rick McDonnell, owner of Hickory Hill Native Nursery in Brooksville, is no longer with us. A FANN member for 31 years, Rick was an early supporter of using more scrub species in landscapes and one of our first nurseries to […]

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 […]