Dig Meadows? Educational Opportunity

Eryngium in Florida Panhandle

Apply no later than Sept. 5, 2022, for registration sponsorship for students and emerging professionals for October educational event hosted by FANN in Florida Panhandle. Wild Meadow Magic – Fall 2022 Thanks in part to a retired native nurseryman, who wishes to honor the memory of his daughter, we are pleased to announce the availability…

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GO NATIVE: JANE THOMPSON, NATIVE PLANT GROWER

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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FALL 2021 UF REAL FLORIDA LANDSCAPES DESIGN CHALLENGE

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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Florida Natives and the “Art of Space”

Debra Yates & Ben Burle in an upscale landscape featuring native plants

Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle bring native plants into upscale South Florida landscapes A couple blocks from downtown Lake Worth, Florida, in the Parrot Cove neighborhood, quaint cottages and Spanish-style homes line the historic streets. On O street, one such cottage’s bold landscape stands out from the rest. Native plants south florida style The 1945…

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Native Plant Industry Education

The Covid pandemic brought in-person education events to a halt in 2020. Our Florida industry partner, FANN, had been delivering all of their continuing education for green industry professionals in person. FANN had long wanted to develop online education but lacked the capacity to do it. Together, we developed an approach for moving existing continuing…

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Our First Native Plant Journalist

An important part of our mission is reaching the next generation of native plant growers and landscape professionals and the clients they will serve. To create more demand for native plants and native plant professionals, and to inspire young people to consider careers and business ventures with native plants, we’ve launched our Native Plant Journalism…

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Helping Future Landscape Architects Develop Native Plant Selection Skills

Landscape architects design community parks and playgrounds, public gardens, institutional campuses, golf courses, shopping centers, roadsides and streetscapes, common areas in residential developments, resorts, theme parks, residential landscapes and all sorts of special function landscapes (e.g., stormwater ponds). They also get involved in restoration and land use planning. Bottomline — landscape architects have a big…

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