Congratulations on another success- ful meeting of the Florida State Horticulture Society. I think you will agree that the 132nd FSHS Annual Conference, which was held June 9 to 11, 2019, in Maitland, was a great one. It was, as always, wonderful to network and reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
Here is the link to register for your hotel in advance for the 2020 conference
To make your reservations, please click here:
Please note: The resort fee is complimentary for FSHS, however the system will show that there is a $24 resort fee. This will be deducted for individuals making reservations through the group link above or calling in and booking in the group block of rooms upon your arrival. Also included is complimentary self-parking, complimentary WIFI in the guest rooms and complimentary WIFI in the meeting space during the conference dates
If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Alicia Lamborn is the County Extension Director and Environmental Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Baker County. Having degrees in Landscape and Nursery Horticulture (B.S.) and Agriculture Education and Communication (M.S.), her Extension programming focuses on promoting environmentally friendly gardening practices for landscapes and edible gardens.
Alicia enjoys experiential learning and established the Baker County Arboretum and Teaching Garden to replace classroom lessons with outdoor, hands-on instruction. Alicia also coordinates the Baker County Master Gardener Volunteer Program and provides 4-H programming to teach youth about plant science, entomology and environmental stewardship.
Alicia has received numerous awards for her Extension programming and was presented with the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Achievement Award in 2017.
The Florida State Horticultural Society announces its brand new website design, completely reimagined from the ground up to provide better services and support for our members and the horticultural community. The previous site served us well since 2013, but it was just time to get a facelift. We updated the core technology, and made the site easier to navigate and use. Also, we no longer require a user name and password to access site features.
We’ve provided a brand new look, and made it easier to find our products and services. The new website brings:
- Web technology that is up-to-date with current Internet standards
- Faster, better member communication
- Job and resume posting services
- Integration with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter
- Easy-to-navigate resources, such as our annual proceedings dating back to 1888
- Improved search capabilities
- On-the-fly compatibility with mobile devices
- Website subscriptions
The Florida State Horticultural Society is one of the oldest horticultural societies in the United States, established in 1888, consisting of horticultural and agricultural industry professionals, Master Gardeners, researchers and Extension faculty, students, and gardening enthusiasts. The society:
- Keeps you abreast of important advances in Florida horticulture
- Provides resources to connect employers and talented job seekers
- Provides a wide variety of information presented at the annual meeting
- Publishes the annual Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
- Publishes regular FSHS newsletters with feature articles, botany facts, places of interest, events, and more
Feel free to contact us with your comments and questions, including your ideas about how the site is working for you. We hope you enjoy our new site, and we all hope it’ll be a great way for us to keep in better touch with each other!
Scientific Notes are brief 700-word reports for publication in the Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
The FSHS this season introduces a new scientific reporting format. The idea is that an author found something interesting and will publish a longer refereed paper later. In the case of an Extension author, this could be for a program that may be of interest to other people.
We look forward to receiving scientific reports to publish in the next edition of our Annual Proceedings!
The FSHS recently appointed a new newsletter editor! Her name is Tatiana Sanchez, who’s currently the Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County. Tatiana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in Bogota, Colombia, where she is from originally. Upon graduation, she worked on the evaluation of biological and synthetic products in the control of fungal diseases affecting cut flower production of main export products like marigolds, rose and carnation.