Friday, August 6, 2010
Is Your Landscape Project Ready for Prime Time?
1) Apply by August 30th to be part of AFNN's Florida-wide media campaign. In partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Association of Florida Native Nurseries (AFNN) is launching the Plant Real Florida statewide media campaign promoting the use of Florida native plants in residential landscaping. FDACS will produce a 30-second televised public service announcement that will run statewide on cable television from March through December 2011. Viewers will be directed to a new AFNN-sponsored website that enables homeowners to locate a variety of local resources, including AFNN native nurseries, landscape specialists, FNPS chapters and other Real Florida Gardener resources.
Please send suggestions, questions, or comments by AUG 30 to AFNN Executive Director Cammie Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments by Jim Couillard, Chairman of the Landscape Awards Committee about this year's awards:
The 2010 FNPS Conference was a great success. The annual landscape awards presentation recognizes the owners, designers, and contractors who have created award-winning native landscapes that showcase the use of native plants. Besides being beautiful landscapes, these are landscapes that are truly functional and ecologically active and speak of a sense of place for each location.
The landscape awards program serves as part of the Society’s public relations strategy: the forum of presenting the awards, the local recognition the winners received in their hometowns, and the promotion of native landscaping. The landscapes spoke of one of the most important aspects of landscape design: "a sense of place." And that place is here, our beloved Florida, for all of the diversity and ranges of plant communities.
It was a pleasure to serve as the Chairman of the 2010 Landscape Awards Committee and I am looking forward to serving again and recognizing more amazing landscapes. (Note: Look for full coverage of all the winners in a future Palmetto.)