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August 27, 2015
The Perennial Plant Association’s Regional Symposium Will Be This October In Dallas
The Perennial Plant Association plans to hold its Regional Symposium October 5 in Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with the All-America Selections/Home Garden Seed Association's Summer/Fall Summit held October 5 to 8.
August 25, 2015
Hospitals Are Getting Into The Organic Food Business
Growers investing in the organic food movement could serve a growing new area with vegetable transplants and starts, as well as produce, as hospitals begin to prescribe healthy diets and nutrition, and even go so far as to grow their own food. As part of a new phenomenon among progressive hospitals, health professionals are beginning to realize that without health and nutrition, programs and techniques may be done in vain or worse — obsolete. As more patients seeking a healthy diet turn to nutritionists, who recommend sugar-free, alkaline diets to prevent disease and aid in recovery, hospitals recognizing this trend are taking action. St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., recently contracted with the nearby Rodale Institute to manage an organic farm, established in 2014. The hospital, part of a six-campus network, aims to provide excellent healthcare, part of which includes educating patients about the benefits of a plant-based, organic diet. […]
July 15, 2015
Tom Wheeler Of Bell Nursery Named Greenhouse Grower&…
Tom Wheeler of Bell Nursery is Greenhouse Grower's Head Grower of the Year for 2015. His leadership on a company level and throughout the industry and his willingness to share his knowledge to help others makes him a worthy recipient for this reward.
July 15, 2015
Sheridan Nurseries Named Greenhouse Grower’s Oper…
Sheridan Nurseries was named Operation of the Year at Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held July 13, at Cultivate’15 in Columbus, Ohio. The company was also awarded for Excellence In Perennials Prouction, based on its reputation for plant quality and the activities the nursery has led and been a part of, both within its company and in the industry at large. Sheridan Nurseries is Canada’s largest grower of hardy nursery plants and has been in business for more than a century, having opened in 1913. The operation has two production facilities with a combined 900 acres, plus eight retail garden centers. Its Norval, Ontario, facility includes 83 acres and 340,000 square feet of heated production space. There, Sheridan grows annuals, perennials and vines and propagates its own nursery stock liners. Woody plants, including trees, shrubs, evergreens and broadleaf evergreens, are produced at its Glen Williams, Ontario, container and field nursery, which […]
June 19, 2015
Ron Van der Hengst Of South Central Growers Is A Finali…
Ron Van de Hengst’s concentrated focus on improving production practices and finding better ways to turn out a top quality product makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Production award.
June 18, 2015
Sheridan Nurseries Is A Finalist For 2015 Operation Of …
Sheridan Nurseries is Canada’s largest grower of hardy nursery plants and has been in business since 1913. It is one of three finalists for Greenhouse Grower’s Operation Of The Year award and winner of the Excellence In Perennials Production award for 2015.
June 18, 2015
Houweling’s Tomatoes Is A Finalist For 2015 Operation O…
Houweling’s Tomatoes is an innovative greenhouse operation based in Delta, British Columbia that grows a full array of tomato and cucumber varieties. It is the winner of Greenhouse Grower’s Excellence in Vegetable Production for 2015.
June 16, 2015
Bell Nursery USA’s Tom Wheeler Is A Finalist For …
Tom Wheeler’s individual-based and broad scale industry leadership and innovative ideas for high-quality production makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Leadership award.
June 9, 2015
American Color Is A Finalist For Greenhouse Grower’s Op…
American Color, a grower located in Orange, Va. that started with one acre of land, is one of three finalists for Greenhouse Grower’s Operation Of The Year and the recipient of the Excellence In Annuals Production award for 2015. Since opening in 1998, the operation has grown to include 784,080 square feet of greenhouse space and 20 acres of field production. American Color grows annuals, perennials and holiday plants, and its main customers are Costco and Kmart, as well as Food City and various independent garden centers. The operation also does contract growing for Metrolina Greenhouses. “We’re extremely proud to receive this nomination at American Color, because it really validates our approach to this industry. Our mission at American Color is to provide superior plant quality, excellent customer service, and unmatched commitment to all of our customers,” Owner and President Ed Van Hoven says. “When you can (provide that) to […]
June 3, 2015
Welby Gardens’ Nick Gerace Finalist For 2015 Head…
Nick Gerace’s enthusiastic leadership and focus on smarter growing with less hours on the job makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Innovation award.
November 11, 2014
2015 Grower Of The Year Awards Nominations Now Open
The Grower of the Year program encompasses two distinct awards: Operation Of The Year and Head Grower Of The Year. Tell us about an operation or head grower you believe we should consider today.
August 27, 2014
2014 Head Grower Of The Year Ivan Tchakarov: An Enthusi…
Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Grower of the Year Ivan Tchakarov accepts challenges, embraces the latest technology and leads his team with a positive attitude.
August 27, 2014
Henry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Company Build…
Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Operation of the Year builds long-standing, mutually beneficial customer relationships that last.
August 22, 2014
Highlights From Greenhouse Grower’s Evening Of Ex…
Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held at Cultivate’14’, celebrated outstanding efforts in breeding, growing and marketing, but more than that, it was a celebration of individuals and operations that strive for excellence in their daily work.
July 15, 2014
Greenhouse Grower Thrilled To Honor 2014 Medal of Excel…
Check out the breeders, growers and new varieties that earned the Greenhouse Grower Medal of Excellence awards for 2014.
July 15, 2014
Ivan Tchakarov Of Metrolina Greenhouse Named Greenhouse…
Metrolina Greenhouse's Director of Growing Ivan Tchakarov was named Grower of the Year at Greenhouse Grower's Evening of Excellence, held July 14 at Cultivate'14 in Columbus, Ohio.
July 15, 2014
Henry Mast Greenhouses Named Greenhouse Grower’s …
Henry Mast Greenhouses is named as Operation of the Year at Greenhouse Grower's Evening of Excellence on Monday, July 14 at Cultivate'14 in Columbus, Ohio.
June 13, 2014
Ron Godden of Wenke Greenhouses Is A 2014 Finalist For …
Ron Godden of Wenke Greenhouses enjoys the challenge of growing and has a genuine love for the intensity of the spring season.
June 12, 2014
Andy Buist of Micandy Garden Greenhouses Is A 2014 Fina…
Head Grower Of The Year Finalist Andy Buist is a hardworking grower with over 50 years of experience who encourages his employees and spreads his passion to everyone around him.
June 10, 2014
Jill West Of Al’s Garden Center And Greenhouses I…
Innovation and strong leadership skills make Jill West a worthy finalist for Head Grower of the Year.