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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February 26, 2014

Hire Attitude And Train For Aptitude

Lloyd Traven explains why 80 percent of his team is age 30 and under, how that's working out for Peace Tree Farm now and where it will lead in the future.

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Richard Jones

February 18, 2014

Growers Must Be Willing To Let Go Of Old Business Models [Opinion]

A whole new breed of customers is rising — one that wants something different. The growers who will be the most successful are the ones who figure out what those consumers want and how they can provide it.

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February 10, 2014

Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship Winner Shares International Internship Experience

Brooke Gasteyer, a University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior, long dreamed of traveling to Europe for a horticulture internship. Her dream became a reality when she was awarded the 2013 Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship, funded by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the David Colegrave Foundation.

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January 20, 2014

America In Bloom Spreads The Word About The Benefits Of Plants [Opinion]

Beautification efforts through America In Bloom benefit communities through environmental services, economic paybacks and health and well-being enhancements -- and they also benefit our industry.

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