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Grow Native Workshop at Green Isle Gardens Nursery

04/29/2016 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET


  • Free  -  FANN approved student
  • $40.00  -  FANN member grower


Green Isle Gardens Nursery
11303 State Road 33
Groveland, FL 34736
United States of America


SOLD OUT- waiting list only at this time. Sign up and you'll be notified automatically if there's a cancellation. 


Grower workshop 9am-Noonish
Friday, April 29, 2016

at Green Isle Gardens Nursery, Groveland (Lake County)

This is the second workshop in FANN's new Grow Native Series addressing native plant production for greater mass market appeal & greater biodiversity.

Meet fellow members and get tips on expanding and improving your native plant production.   

THIS WORKSHOP LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS -- FANN members and qualified students only.  

Nursery owner Marc Godts has over 30 years in the landscape industry including a long run as VP with one of Central Florida's largest landscape construction firms. Marc and his wife Terry, FANN's current president, are longtime native plant lovers and also grow organic blueberries. At Green Isle Gardens, they strive for ornamental quality in a diverse variety of upland native plants. 


8:30-9:15am  - Check-in, orientation, tour nursery
9:30-11:30am  - Workshop 
11:30am-12:30pm  - Lunch (included) with colleagues

Introduction & brief history of Green Isle Gardens Nursery

Why Upland Plants & Diversity - walking tour

  • Plants to try for your area
  • Problems with monocultures
  • Organize grow areas

Keeping Plants Dry from Seed to Final Pot Size - in the Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse Starting Methods
  • Soil Mix
  • Water Schedule
  • Auto vs. Hand Watering
  • Separate Irrigation Zones
  • Fertilization
  • Benches for Growing

Organic Registered Chemicals

  • Handouts on what we use
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides

Growing Native Milkweeds

  • Spray Schedules for Organic Chemicals
  • Keeping Plants Dry
  • Soil Types
  • Questions

FEE: $40 per person for FANN member growers. Sign up by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27. 
Lunch included.   

Who's already signed up: All Native Garden Center & Plant Nursery, Butterfly Flowers, Dottie & Kevin Hanna, Green Images Native Plant Nursery, Green Seasons Nursery, Hatchett Creek Farms, Native Choice Nursery, Restless Natives, SCCF Native Plant Nursery, Shady Oaks Gather All, Sweet Bay Nursery, The Natives, Trillium Gardens Nursery, Wilcox Nursery & Landscape.

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