May 2, 2014

Students At The University Of California, Davis, Are Eager To Learn About And Buy Flowers

Heiner Lieth designed the "Flower Power: The Application of the Art and Science of the Beauty and Perfection of Flowers" course at University of California, Davis, to teach college students how to use flowers to their advantage. Now a wildly popular course with more than 350 students, Lieth shares what he has learned from his students in "Flower Power."

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Jim Sulecki

April 21, 2014

Some Growers Like Growth; Others Like Growing. Which Type Are You?

Have a plan. If you’re a smaller grower and you aspire to be a one-stop shop – better plan for rapid growth. If you’re a larger grower who has a long-time specialty – double-down on your dominance in that category or else plan to widen your product mix. Just don’t end up in the middle of the road. As the Pretenders observed, that’s where you’ll see the darndest things.

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April 16, 2014

Grow ALL The Plants! Podcast Aims To Bring New Perspective To Gardening

Through his new podcast, Grow ALL the plants!, Joseph Tychonievich is hoping to appeal to all types of gardeners and plant-lovers looking to learn something new, as well as give a fresh perspective on horticulture.

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April 16, 2014

Agriculture And Medical Marijuana In Maryland: An Industry Perspective

Grower Gary Mangum offers his view on the importance of farm diversification and why growing medical marijuana could be a positive for the agriculture industry.

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April 1, 2014

Two Students Awarded $10,000 American Floral Endowment Scholarships

The American Floral Endowment chose two students for the 2014 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship. Learn more about the recipients.

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Peter Konjoian

March 27, 2014

Rethink What It Means To Be A Greenhouse Grower, Konjoian Says

Konjoian’s Greenhouse has come full circle, from growing vegetables in its early years, to growing flowers and back again. Here’s why its owners think food is the future for this operation.

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Millionair Club Urban Garden

March 27, 2014

Millionair Club Charity Urban Garden Aims To Feed Homeless, Create Jobs

Seattle's first commercial hydroponic farms will supply families with donated fresh produce. The first hydroponic farm measures just 250 square feet and grows lettuces, kale and bok choy.

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Richard Jones

March 27, 2014

Vegetables: Back Where We Started

The ornamental bedding plant industry really started with vegetable growers in the ’60s and ’70s. So while ornamental growers are looking for the next big thing, it’s not all that surprising that many of you are taking a look back at the potential of produce.

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Blue Apron offers consumers fresh foods ordered online and delivered to their doors.

March 27, 2014

Online Services Offer Consumers Ready-To-Cook Ingredients

Services like BlueApron.com and Plated.com deliver fresh foods to online customers. Are these services a potential distribution channel for greenhouse growers who produce vegetables as gap crops? You decide.

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The inaugural Executive Academy For Growth & Leadership (EAGL) class

February 26, 2014

Growers Complete EAGL Executive Leadership Program For Commercial Horticulture

The Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) Program is a one-year executive education program, developed specifically for business leaders in the nursery and greenhouse production industry.

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Modern Sprout hydroponic planter

February 26, 2014

Modern Sprout Planters Create Successful Windowsill Gardens

Modern Sprout creators Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows are condo dwellers who were looking for a solution for successful cultivation of plants indoors.

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