Eryngium in Florida Panhandle

Dig Meadows? Educational Opportunity

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.


Wild Meadow Magic – Fall 2022
Longleaf Pine Forest, USGS

Thanks in part to a retired native nurseryman, who wishes to honor the memory of his daughter, and support from The Teazey Foundation, we were pleased to support ten students and emerging professionals interested in the native plant horticulture profession with full event registration for Wild Meadow Magic, a professional education and networking event hosted by our Florida native plant industry partner, Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN), on Thursday & Friday, Oct. 6-7, 2022, in and the Panama City region of Florida.

ORIGINAL OPPORTUNITY announcement for students & emerging professionals

Participate in five field trips to public and private natural areas with experienced professionals working in native plant horticulture, restoration and landscape design.

Improve your knowledge of native northwest Florida plant species and natural habitats, learn to identify and use these plants in restoration, enhance your ability to work within the native plant industry, expand future career opportunities and develop your professional network.

We are please to underwrite all registration fees, including meals and socials, for selected applicants. Evening Native Plant Café featuring a conversation with Carol Denhof of The Longleaf Alliance.

Housing & transport on your own at this time. We are pursuing potential additional, more economical housing options, including dorm-like cabins, and will advise if these become available.

LIMITED to 10 students or emerging professionals, first-come, first-serve or until Sept. 6.


STUDENTS – under 35, part- or full-time college or high school students, minimum age 16.

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS – under 35, working in horticulture, landscape or restoration.


Sept. 6 – application process ends

Sept. 16 – selected applicants notified

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The lovely bud, so young, so fair
called off by earthly doom.
just came to show how sweet a flower
in paradise could bloom.
JF in memory of RF