Sponsored by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), the advocacy group for Florida’s $31.4 billion industry, high school and middle school students participated today in the annual Future Farmers of America Floriculture, Nursery, and Landscape competition at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. Teams from around the state were challenged in areas of plant identification, retail plant display, irrigation, and pest control. The event is designed to foster job skills and career opportunities in everything from communications to mechanics helping students think more critically, communicate more clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive real-world environment.
PLANTZ president Steve Stanford served as a volunteer guide for participating students. “It’s gratifying to help with our future industry leaders,” said Steve. “It was also reassuring to meet several very talented students who are interested in making a career of landscaping, growing, and retailing.
Top 5 Plants for Florida Offices
Florida is sort of all over the place weather wise. We can sometimes see scorching hot days, torrential downpours, and sometimes all during the same day! Keeping plants alive can be difficult when you have to battle a flooding garden on one end, and finding enough shade from the blistering sun on the other end. […]
16 Signs That Your Plants Are Dying of Thirst
You have seen it before… the house at the end of the street that looks like it has been shipped straight from the desert. In between the two luscious, green landscaped yards is an arid wasteland of failed rose bushes and patches of St. Augustine that for some reason has always been the color […]
bartaco is Open in Hyde Park – With PLANTZ
PLANTZ was selected to provide the interior plantings for the much-anticipated opening of bartaco in Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa. “After meeting Sasa Mahr-Batuz, the owner and creative director, we put together a planting program to match their theme and concept”, said Steve Stanford of PLANTZ. “They have demanding requirements, and we used a […]