2021 National Palm Beach Chapter awarded two scholarships
On September 19, during our chapter's annual meeting, the two recipients of the Bob Hoskins & Sandy McDougald scholarship were announced. Congratulations to
- Danielle Donovan
- Lauren Adams
We wish you best of luck in your education and ongoing careers!
In the photo are pictured: Laura Corrigan - chapter president, Lauren Adams, Danielle Donovan, Colin Friedrich - past president and Linda Reingold - FNGLA educational coordinator.
At the same event, the following members were honored for their years of service:
- Damon Rockett
- Bill Schall
- Luc Limbourg
Please help out Deb Joaneck with her recovery:
Deb Joneck is the person who brings the energy to the game and the inspiration to the team. Known for her “can do” attitude, Deb has spent her career as a servant leader. Whether in her role as an FNGLA chapter leader, on the FNGLA state board or various state committees, Deb shows up. Not only with enthusiasm, but with a game plan, pep talk, critical data and more.
She has long been an important conduit between the ag industry and local water management districts - always stepping up to help lead local advocacy. Deb is a great cheerleader/drink cart driver for FNGLA chapter golf and fishing tournaments. Her influence benefits many sectors of Florida’s agriculture industry, including nursery and greenhouse, landscape contracting, cattle operations and more.
Deb not only shows up to make a positive difference, she does so with a fun and friendly manner. Whether she’s sharing important information, advocating on behalf of the industry or telling a wild tale, Deb’s North Carolina drawl brings charm to all her words. She’s never been afraid to speak her mind, yet does so to help clarify situations and keep a positive momentum going.
Deb was celebrating with her FNGLA friends and family at the recent FNGLA Annual Convention in St. Augustine, when she felt weak, eventually being taken by ambulance to the local hospital. She was then airlifted to Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville for the care she needed. Knowing how vibrant and people-loving Deb is, it is hard to think of her as less than her active self and isolated due to a brain hemorrhage.
While medical diagnosis and care continue for Deb, she has made some progress. She is breathing on her own, has some movement and understanding. While these situations often involve long periods for recovery and rehabilitation, we know Deb will not give up on herself -- and neither will we.
Even with insurance, medical emergencies and long-term care are expensive. Deb is a person who has spent her life giving. We now ask those who can - to give what you can - to help defray these extraordinary costs. All monies will go toward Deb’s medical costs for recovery and needed services for rehabilitation.
Our goal is for Deb to be back in the game soon – cheering on her FNGLA and Florida agriculture teammates and ready to hit a grand slam! Show her some FNGLA love today. Please donate.
FNGLA INDUSTRY AWARDS: PALM BEACH CHAPTER’S LAURA CORRIGAN!
FNGLA proudly honored Laura Corrigan (FNGLA Palm Beach Chapter President) as the FNGLA Chapter Leader of the Year during the 2021 Annual Convention. Laura was recognized by her peers for outstanding Chapter leadership and her encouraging momentum which were key in keeping FNGLA’s Palm Beach Chapter strong and together throughout the past year’s pandemic.
Laura finds her passion in assisting Palm Beach-area students to find theirs path within our industry. Laura is also on the forefront of the area’s industry organizations and events and she always makes it a priority to have the FNGLA’s Palm Beach Chapter involved. FNGLA tips its cap to Laura Corrigan for all she does, and will continue to do, for FNGLA, its Palm Beach Chapter and our members!
3 of our members win 'Best of Palm Beach 2021' award
Best of Palm Beach County awards
Last week, The Palm Beach Post presented The Best of Palm Beach County awards, celebrating the businesses both old and new that we've come to rely on.
As for the Post, we've been around for over 100 years. Similar to many other businesses in the county, we've suffered, struggled and survived.
And just like other businesses in Palm Beach County, we need your support to continue serving the county.
We are very proud that 3 of the winning businesses are all active membersin our Palm Beach chapter!
And the winners, are:
- A One Stop Garden Shop: Best Garden Center
- Green Team Landscapes: Best Landscaping company
- Everglades Equipment Group: Best Equipment Dealership
2021 PBFNGLA Annual Fishing Tournament
We know it's a mouthful, but our fishing tournament is among the best and baddest! So get your tackle, sunscreen and your good-luck charm and let's go out there and catch some big Fish!
When: May 15th!
Where: Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Dr, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404
Please reserve your spot by clicking the button below:
See our members in action at The Shack!
If you hadn't noticed, some of our FNGLA members excel at golf! Due to Covit-19 restrictions our annual golf tournament had to be postponed but, no worries: The Drive Shack in West Palm Beach mixes a Japanese-style driving range with the fun of a modern Bowling alley!
Take a look at the pictures and check our calendar page regularly and make sure you don't miss out on the fun next time!
...but not just any kind of golf!
Mark your calendars; March 20th.
Come out to West Palm Beach's newest and hottest entertainment venue: Drive Shack West Palm Beach and hang out with your fellow FNGLA professionals for an evening of Eagles, Birdies and maybe a Mulligan or two!
Check the calendar on our main page for time and address updates!
Let's plant a tree - for free!
In order to make residents aware of the many benefits of planting trees, Palm Beach County, FL has set up an innovative program to convince home owners to plant more (native) trees in their landscape.
The benefits of planting trees and replenishing our natural canopy's are proven to be beneficial in many ways: from providing shade and eliminating heat spots, improving air quality and safe harbors for our native fauna.
Under the program, Palm Beach residents can sign up to receive two, three gallon native plants and receive information on how, when and what to plant.
Local participating FNGLA chapter members include
- Southern Native Nursery
- Quintessence Nursery
- Art by Nature Garden Center
- Indian Trails Native Nursery
- D. R. Bates Liners and GallonsB
There is an annual limit of one plant voucher, redeemable at participating nurseries for two, three-gallon native plants per Palm Beach County household, while funding lasts.More information about the program can be found by clicking here:
FNGLA Palm Beach Chapter and Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, will host a Winter Plant Sale on February 6 and 7. Guests are welcome to shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Tickets must be purchased online ahead of the event here.
“Our fall and spring plant sales have historically been very popular, so we decided to add a Winter Sale,” said Mounts curator-director Rochelle Wolberg. “In these very challenging times, our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our vendors and the public.”
Visitors can stroll the West Palm Beach garden while shopping for a variety of plants, shrubs, trees, garden accessories, and fine crafts. The Mounts Botanical Garden Nursery and Vintage Thrift Shop will also be open with a variety of plants and unique treasures for home and garden.
Public health and safety remain paramount. Mounts Botanical Garden will adhere to Palm Beach County and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements and guidelines by operating at reduced capacity and hosting 40 to 50 vendors outside. Masks will be required.
'Art by Nature' nursery owner rewarded for years of active involvement with FNGLA.
The 2020 James L Lulfs Award winner is Tim Whelan who was cited for the production of the “Mother Nature Campaign” which is an award-winning series of five public service announcements promoting horticulture in Palm Beach County and was later aired statewide.
As a past vice president of the Palm Beach Chapter, Tim chaired the 'Bylaw Revision Committee'; and for having just organized a successful challenge grant campaign to assist Mounts Botanical Gardens.
Over almost 30 years, Tim’s business has evolved from buying and selling used nursery pots, to wholesale growing and brokering, and now as owner and operator of Art By Nature Garden Center, Northlake Boulevard. In his acceptance, Tim spoke expressly to the young attendees and specifically the entrepreneurs saying that all was possible with hard work and fair dealing.
Congratulations Tim on your well-deserved award!
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