FNGLA certified horticulture & landscape professional CEUs at 2017 Native Plant Show

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4 CEUs per day available for FNGLA pros. Get 2 just by showing up! FNGLA certified horticulture and landscape professionals can obtain 2 CEUs just by coming to show plus 1 CEU for each hour-long class you attend, up to 4 CEUs per day. Be sure to pick up your FNGLA CEU reporting form at the registration desk. And thank your lucky stars that you have the service of Merry Mott, FNGLA Director of Certifications and Career Development, who makes it easy for busy people to find the education they need and get credit for it. We love Merry! Be sure to stop by the FNGLA exhibit booth and tell Billy Deal how awesome Merry is.

ISA Arborist CEUs at the 2017 Native Plant Show

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Calling all tree professionals: the Florida Chapter ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) has approved Arborist CEU (continuing education unit) credits for several classes at this year’s Native Plant Show, April 20-21, 2017. CEUs are available in the following categories: Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, BCMA – Management, TW Climber Specialist and BCMA – Practice. Classes approved for ISA Arborist CEUs are listed below. Click on class titles to see full course descriptions and detailed CEU information. Use the big green button above to register now to guarantee your seat.

THURSDAY APRIL 20
Using South Florida’s Best Native Landscape Plants
Homeower Preferences & Eco-Friendly Landscapes
Wild Design that Works: Bringing Native Plants to Town
Ethnobotanical Gardens: Telling Florida’s Cultural history with Native Plants

FRIDAY APRIL 21
Soils and Plant Nutrition
Lawns to Native Plants: Getting Results
Florida Grades & Standards: Palms

TREES are cool.

ALL CEUs – landscape architects, ISA, FNGLa are provided at the show

YES, every class identified as a CEU class qualifies for landscape architect, ISA arborist and FNGLA certified professional CEUs. We have forms and procedures for all these certifying organizations. We will take care of you.

From Lawns to Native Plants–Learn to conquer the HOA

Frustrated by homeowner association (HOA) landscape regulations? Learn to work with your HOA Architectural Review Board and community homeowners by providing the key education elements they need, as well as developing the professional landscape design, installation and maintenance services that homeowners need to succeed with native plants. Come hear native plant hero of The Villages Steve Turnipseed and Sumter County Extension Agent Lloyd Singleton make history 4:00pm Thursday March 31 when they give you the keys to success with native plants in homeowner associations. REGISTER NOW.

George Horsford / Daily Sun - Steve Turnipseed, right, talks with Lloyd Singleton, UF/IFAS extension agent, about his Myrtle Oak he has growing in his backyard, in the Village of Buttonwood, that he landscaped with Florida native plants as seen on June 30, 2015.

George Horsford / Daily Sun – Steve Turnipseed, {cq}, right, talks with Lloyd Singleton, {cq}, UF/IFAS extension agent, about his Myrtle Oak he has growing in his backyard, in the Village of Buttonwood, that he landscaped with Florida native plants as seen on June 30, 2015 at his residential lansdcape in The Villages.

Early Bird Discount ends after Friday, March 25, 2016

You can save up to $50 per day on CEU classes for horticulture, landscape & restoration industry professionals when you sign up by March 25.

This year’s Native Plant Show features more than 20 hours of continuing education for horticulture, landscape, and environmental professionals seeking to select, use and maintain native plants for restoration of urban and wild habitats.

Landscape architects can even get their advanced building codes and laws & rules taken care of at the Native Plant Show this year.

Download a complete, easy to read schedule and if you’re overwhelmed by the choices, follow these suggested tracks.

Most classes are $25 for non-members when you register by March 25.

All classes are discounted and some are FREE for FANN members and qualified students.

How to choose from all the CEUs …

This year FANN is offering more than 20 hours of continuing education and professional development, in three concurrent tracks over two days. Because the digital schedule is a bit tedious to scroll, we created an old-school paper schedule that makes it a little easier to see (yay, score one for print!). But there are a lot of good competitive choices.

SO … we boiled it down to 4 different tracks you might consider:

    All native plant classes,
    a little plants plus a little laws, rules & advanced building codes (those of you who need this stuff, you know who you are :),
    Pollinators & beneficial insects,
    or Florida Water Star training.

Four different tracks to success with plenty of time to enjoy the show.

SEE OUR SUGGESTED TRACKS HERE.

And if you, dear reader, come up with a better idea for combining classes, let us know! We’ll put it out there with your name on it.

NEW: Laws & Rules, Advanced Building Codes CEs for Landscape Architects

Every year our landscape architects tell us to offer the Laws & Rules and Advanced Building Codes classes they need for their certification. FANN is happy to announce that we’re now partnering with Joe Samnik of Distance Learn Pro to offer the following courses at the 2016 Native Plant Show:

Laws & Rules course:
Avoiding the Lawyers Food Chain (2.5 CEs)
Course # 0008298

Advanced Codes course:
Wind and Trees (2 CEs)
Course # 0008824

Continuing education units are processed by Distance Learn Pro, provider #0004406 licensed by the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture, Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Joe Samnik, super instructor, is also known for his stylish outfits.

Joe Samnik, super instructor, is also known for his stylish outfits.

Call for 2016 CEU Course Proposals

FANN seeks qualified instructors and course proposals for our Real Florida Landscapes CEU Seminar Series at the 4th Annual Native Plant Show. DEADLINE for submittals is Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Details here: http://www.floridanativenurseries.org/info/News/call-for-native-plant-ceu-courses-nov-23-2016-deadline/

And it’s not too early to be thinking about the 2016 Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition – submittals will be due midnight on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Details: http://www.floridanativenurseries.org/info/real-florida-landscapes-design-competition-2/

Could you be one of our CEU instructors?

Terry Zinn of Wildflower of Florida talks about using wildflowers and ornamental grasses.

Terry Zinn of Wildflower of Florida talks about using wildflowers and ornamental grasses.

FANN seeks professionals experienced with native plants to submit new course proposals for the April 9-10, 2015, Native Plant Show in Kissimmee. Draft course proposals due November 7, 2014. For details and to submit course proposals online, click here.

Find out what works — and what doesn’t — Native Plant Landscapes Lessons Learned

Planting next to concrete & asphalt?
Dealing with lousy urban soils or fill dirt?
Got fluctuating water levels on your site?
Clients demanding plants that aren’t available or won’t work?
Working with different companies for installation and maintenance?
Ripping all the plants out two seasons later?

We’ve been planting natives for 30+ years and guess what?

We’ve made all the mistakes. You don’t have to! Learn from our mistakes – and our successes
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FIND OUT HOW to solve real-world landscape challenges when you sign up for Native Plant Landscapes: Lessons Learned, a one-hour class taught by professionals who have “been there and done that” on a variety of large commercial projects.

OUR INSTRUCTORS include a landscape architect, restoration ecologist and expert designer/installer. They’ve each spent decades dealing with the problems you encounter every day. Hear about their successes, and their failures, and plan to save time and make more money on that next native landscape project!

JUST 12 SEATS LEFT in this class and we want to be sure you’re in it — when you succeed, so do we.

MORE DETAILS: Native Plant Landscapes: Lessons Learned
1 hour CEU course sponsored by Green Seasons Nursery, Native Plant Show Oak Sponsor
3:00-4:00pm Thursday April 10, 2014

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