Go Native: the Business of Native Plants

Go Native the Business of Native Plants Podcast

a new podcast for those curious about starting a career or business with native plants with host Mitzy Sosa About our podcast Go Native is the first podcast to focus exclusively on what it takes to make it in the native plant industry, what is involved in running a native plant business and the many…

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Florida Kiva Loan Program


Can a small loan help your native plant nursery? Or a nursery you’d like to have in your community? The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation has been approved as a Trustee by Kiva, one of the world’s most popular and successful nonprofit microlending…

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Dig Meadows? Educational Opportunity

Eryngium in Florida Panhandle

Applications were due no later than Sept. 5, 2022, for registration sponsorship for students and emerging professionals for October educational event hosted by FANN in Florida Panhandle. THIS EVENT IS OVER Wild Meadow Magic – Fall 2022 Thanks in part to a retired native nurseryman, who wishes to honor the memory of his daughter, and…

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Jane Thompson, Indian Trails Native Nursery

Podcast interview with Jane Thompson, owner of Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth, Florida. ABOUT THIS EPISODE Jane Thompson is the owner and operator of Indian Trails Native Nursery, a one-stop shop for Florida native plants in Lake Worth, the western end of Palm Beach County in South Florida. Jane supplies wholesale plants to…

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Ashley Pike, Real Florida Landscapes Design Challenge award winner

Before this project, I had just been exposed to Florida-friendly landscaping™ principles. Native plants were the “better option when possible” was all I knew. It really helped, being forced to look at native options and dive into it. It’s really cool to see that natives connect to a place. [Now] I definitely know that good…

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Fall 2021 FIU Real Florida Landscapes Design Challenge

Mitzi Napoles selfie

Before this project, I was unaware of the importance of the type of plant chosen and where it is placed in a design. Very few people know how important native plants are, and the connection these plants have with the environment and wildlife. I know now. And I am without question inspired and motivated to…

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Bringing native plants to an urban downtown

female co-owners of The Nectary, Kathryn Adeney and Michelle Sylvester

Women-owned native plant nursery starts up on a former used car lot in Central Florida Auto sale and repair shops dominate the East Main Street district in downtown Lakeland, Florida. But a different type of business has transformed one former car lot into an urban green oasis. Visitors stop after spotting the large monarch butterfly…

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