Awards, Grants and community service
2012 Green Business Partner, Sarasota County.
2012 Landscape Award of Excellence for Ecosystem Restoration, top state award by Florida Native Plants Society for Back Dune at White Sands Cabana Club, Siesta Key. Designer and Contractor - Laurel Schiller, Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping
2012 Partner for Sustainable Pollination, Bee-friendly Farming Program Certification
2011 Aurora Award for Landscape Design, Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping Designer - Sharon Fitzpatrick.
2009 Certificate of Recognition, Sarasota County Government, Laurel Schiller, Planning Commission.
2008 Certificate of Appreciation, New College of Florida, Donation to New College Plant Fair and Expo.
2006 Certificate of Appreciation, Golden City Woman's Club of Sarasota, Speech on Florida Native Plants.
2006 "Florida Native Plants, a local native plant nursery, has been named the recipient of the 2006 Environmental Business Award by the Sarasota Audubon Society. Florida Native Plants co-owners Laurel Schiller and Janice de Grineau are recognized for beautifying urban landscapes while increasing habitat for wildlife and birds, reducing pesticide and water use, and fostering educational opportunities for homeowners and businesses." — Herald-Tribune February 26, 2007.
2006 Awarded $3,000 Sarasota Bay and Estuary grant for ‘Holiday Party for the Birds’ events at ten local libraries and schools.
2006 Certificate of Recognition, Sarasota County Government, Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee.
2006 Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, Sierran of the Month Award, Laurel Schiller.
2005 Certificate of Commendation, Sarasota Audubon Society, Environmental Business Award.
2003 Certificate of Recognition, Sarasota County Government, Laurel Schiller, Sarasota Tree Advisory Council.
2003 Certificate of Appreciation, Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club & Florida House Institute, Keep it Clean and "Green" Earth Expo.
2003 Certificate of Appreciation, Sarasota County Government, Laurel Schiller, Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee.
2002 1st Place. Florida Native Plant Society "Design with Natives Awards Program" for Schoolyard Professional Design. Lemon Bay high School Auditorium.
2002 Awarded $30,000 Florida Urban Forestry Grant to plant entrance to Myakka River State Park. Partnered with Friends of Myakka River State Park.
2001 1st Place. Florida Native Plant Society "Design with Natives Awards Program" for Ecosystem Restoration Professional Design. Water Club on Longboat Key.
1996 Florida Master Gardeners Award of Excellence for Special Audiences for native plant design work for Habitat for Humanity, Sarasota.
1996 Business of the year. Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida.
1995 Florida Master Gardener’s State Award of Excellence for ‘Special Audiences’ for native plant design work for Habitat for Humanity, Sarasota.