On Wednesday, June 5th 2019 from 6-8pm, Palm Beach chapter of FNGLA held it’s June Member Meeting at Grandview Public Market's Living Room in West Palm Beach.
In the ‘Living room’ area of the market, surrounded by masterful portraits of some of West Palm Beach’s finest chefs, the sixty-some guests were treated with hand crafted Taco’s, Nacho’s and a fine selection of local craft beers and other beverages.
‘Enduring Business’ one of our chapter members and the night’s sponsor explained the membership the many benefits of his services. Palm Beach County Extension Agent Bill Schall was on hand to update everyone on the latest education news regarding current pests our nurseries and landscapers have to deal with and latest horticulture info… And Frank Dowdle, also Palm Beach County Extension Agent explained to an attentive audience the rules and regulations on proper respirator use.
Our incoming President, Colin Friedrich presented the students who were awarded the Hoskins McDougald scholarship as well as individuals who passed their FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professionals testing, to great applause of all the members present.
Another great evening for our chapter members to meet, learn and mingle.
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The 2019 South Florida Fair was a success!
From January 18, till February 3, the South Florida Fair welcomed thousands of visitors, and FNGLA Palm Beach was present.
True to our mission to promote the horticulture industry, our booth was a showcase for everything landscape related.
We showcased the annual landscape competition for horticulture programs at local schools, to create interest in our industry. Three schools competed in creating an original landscape design and installation, following Florida standards and regulations, for the many visitors to admire.
As always, we had our FNGLA certified horticulturalists on hand to answer questions about landscaping, plants and garden issues.
At FNGLA Palm Beach we consider it our mission to help people understand our industry, it's benefits to the county and create valuable career paths into an expanding industry.
This years TPIE event was yet again...amazing! During three days the Fort Lauderdale convention center was filled with exhibits from Florida's best and most beautiful tropical plant growers. Buyers from as far as The Netherlands, Spain and Colombia wandered the hallways, impressed by all the beauty our nurseries have to offer. As always, our Palm Bech Chapter was well represented; many of our nurseries and suppliers had amazing displays for people to admire. Our President, Will Womack, Ed Bravo and Ben Bolusky had the pleasure of meeting our new Ag Commissioner, Nikki Haley. Below are a few images:
Our annual Christmas dinner was a blast! With over 60 attendees the Atlantic National Golf and Country club was, yet again, the perfect setting to mix, mingle and dance. Someone even spotted a green tractor racing trough the crowd!
Our very own Matt Antos was awarded with the prestigious James J. Lulfs award and the many members present enjoyed a Chinese Auction, a delicious dinner, photo booth and danced til the wee hours of the morning.
Members of our chapter were warmly received by the Friedrich family at Excelsa Gardens on November 27th. After a guided tour of the nursery where members could discover the latest in exotic plants, we were seated in the new garden room, surrounded by the most beautiful landscape and foliage, the Friedrich's are so renown for.
Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz, Ph.D., Turf and Ornamental Technical Specialist, and Ms. Peggy Clanton, gave us a presentation on the latest BASF product being developed, which provides a control option for Aphids, Whitefly, Scale and Mealybug among others.
Members had a great time socializing while enjoying a succulent dinner catered by the talented crew from Lolita's Gourmet, Palm Beaches hot new catering service.
We wish to thank the Friedrich family for their hospitality and BASF for their generous sponsorship!
On September 17th, members and sponsors of our chapter joined at the Atlantic National golf and country club in Lake Worth for a friendly game of golf followed by a dinner. Guest enjoyed a buffet and a prize raffle. We would like to thank everyone who attended and our generous sponsors who made this event possible.
...was a blast!
On August 15th members of the Palm Beach, Broward chapters met for our annual installation meeting. We were very honored to also welcome FNGLA's State president Will Womack and past president Ed Bravo who shared their wisdom and insight with fellow industry members. Guest enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres generously sponsored by Everglades Equipment Group, followed by a delicious farm-to-table style dinner.
Outgoing Chapter president Colin Friedrich was presented with a beautiful plaque for his outstanding service and I was very honored to welcome three new board members: Jenna Rhimes, Laura Corrigan, Justin Rogers and Stan Kushay. Their professional expertise is impressive and a great asset to our board.
I'm looking forward to a great year, filled with connecting members and industry events.
Luc M. Limbourg - Chapter President
for our annual installation dinner
Come and mingle with your fellow Growers, Nurserymen and Landscape professionals. Meet the new board members and our new FNGLA President, Will Womack and chapter president, Luc Limbourg.
Refreshments and a light dinner will be served. Please RSVP by clicking the button below:
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