The number of growers, suppliers and retailers pursuing sustainable initiatives continues to grow. What are the results and benefits? Greenhouse Grower will host its first Sustainability Summit Dec. 8-10 in Monterey, Calif.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn from growers who have pursued sustainable initiatives and third-party certifications. A half day will be devoted to seeing sustainable practices in action at California growers Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville and Rocket Farms in Salinas.
Learn all about certification programs offered by VeriFlora and MPS and how to leverage sustainable initiatives to differentiate your offerings and increase opportunities for sales. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M will present the economics of sustainability, while Roberto Lopez from Purdue University presents the principles of sustainable production. Long-time supermarket floral buyer Sandy Hering, who now represents MPS, and a representative from Safeway Foods will present retail and consumer perspectives.
Growers who begin sustainable initiatives now will be ahead of their peers. The summit is a great opportunity for you to explore what makes the most sense for your business. Our goal is for the summit to become a forum that brings growers, retailers and suppliers together to work toward sustainable goals and prosper.
Register today at GreenhouseSustainability.com.