January 20, 2014

College Of Knowledge Reborn As Online Education

The Michigan State University Extension Floriculture program has launched the first in a series of affordable self-paced online courses to help growers develop their production skills.

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Richard Jones

January 20, 2014

A Grower’s Best Resource Is Other Growers

If you have a problem in the greenhouse, you know there are hundreds of other growers scratching their heads over the same subject right now. Some of them are coming up with ways to do things better.

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The Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation

January 16, 2014

2014-15 Shinoda Scholarship Applications Available

A key opportunity is available for students planning a career in floriculture, Shinoda applications should be completed and returned by March 30, 2014.

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January 14, 2014

Horticulture Students: Apply For AFE’s Paid Floriculture Internships By March 1

The deadline for online applications for the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program is March 1.

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January 2, 2014

Growers Invest In Consumer Education And Retailer Relationships

Greenhouse Grower's State Of The Industry survey goes beyond the numbers to find out what growers are doing to support the GROW Initiative by helping consumers be more successful, understanding and work with their own customers better, and investing in our industry.

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January 2, 2014

Sellable Benefits Of Community Gardens

Community and urban gardens are increasingly popular throughout the country and are a great way to cultivate new customers and invest in the industry. By coordinating or supporting these projects, growers and retailers are connecting more deeply with their communities and introducing gardening to a new audience that previously may not have had the space, resources, knowledge or even interest to grow something of their own. According to the 2011-2012 Community Gardening Organization Survey, conducted by the American Community Gardening Association and Rutgers University, participants in community gardens identified the following benefits they received. This list is a great tool for building interest with today’s greener, more urban, more local-focused consumers: Source: Community Gardening Organization Survey 2011-2012, conducted by the American Community Gardening Association and Rutgers University.  

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January 1, 2014

Growing For The New Green Revolution

Green building and urban and small-space gardening are on the rise. Find out why the new green revolution is changing the city landscape and what the floriculture industry needs to do to supply this demand.

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Kelly Norris, Des Moines Botanical Garden

December 30, 2013

To Make The Public Fall In Love With Plants, We Must Take Initiative, Be Passionate And Repeat Ourselves

The best way to predict the future is to invent it, says Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden's Kelly Norris. He says he believes in the power of our industry to plant the world a more beautiful place, to influence people to grow sustainable food and to make conscientious decisions about how they engage with our environment.

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December 30, 2013

Scholarship Supports Ph.D. Graduate’s Research

The inaugural Richard T. Meister Scholarship was awarded to Jared Barnes during his Ph.D. candidacy at North Carolina State University, where he focused on quantifying factors that affect soilless substrate pH.

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December 18, 2013

GROW Report 2013: A Year In Review

Greenhouse Grower’s GROW program is designed to provide ideas and insight from our industry and elsewhere to help build floriculture’s future. Some of the best growers, suppliers, breeders, researchers and teachers in the industry provided actionable ideas for GROW’s five key concepts: Drive consumer success Demand quality Sharpen business management Cultivate new customers Invest in the industry     Here are links to some of the highlights from our GROW coverage in 2013: 30 More Years Of Greenhouse Growth Is Within Our Grasp Predicting The Future Of Your Business [Opinion] GROW Summit Focuses On Engaging The Next Generation National Floriculture Forum 2014 Planned For May 13-14, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba Field Trials Help Deliver The Right Plant For Every Customer [Opinion] David Roberts Wins BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship How To Appeal To Small-Space Gardeners How Does Gen Y Buy? Industry, Academia Work Together To Inspire Future Generations Of Breeders Recruiting Future […]

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December 2, 2013

30 More Years Of Greenhouse Growth Is Within Our Grasp

The great growth era for floriculture that occurred from the end of World War II up until the beginning of the 21st century was remarkable for an astonishing and marvelously insatiable boom in demand for flowering plants to beautify the expanding middle class investment in homes, patios and gardens.

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