Wishing Will Well

Wishing Will Well

A friend to hundreds of growers across the country, Will Carlson was hospitalized with a serious illness in late November. Will retired from Michigan State University in 2002 and has been active in his retirement writing his column for Greenhouse Grower, “One to Grow On,” and consulting for growers.

This March will mark 36 years Will has been writing columns for Greenhouse Grower and before that American Vegetable Grower–a wonderful record of service to the horticulture industry. While Will recovers, we will be publishing a few of his best columns that continue to stand the test of time. These can also be found in the book we published in 2003, “One To Grow On.”

Will’s friends and loved ones are pulling for his recovery. Cards may be sent to his home at 6330 Pine Hollow Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823. While Will recovers, he asks growers interested in getting in touch to e-mail at [email protected] or write him rather than call.

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4 comments on “Wishing Will Well

  1. Dr. Carlson was one of my professors at MSU back in 1984-85. He was an inspiration as his still is today. I’ll never forget his lecture on the last day of class for the year. His message for us was so heartfelt and personable that it nearly brought me to tears. I was truly touched that day and have held Dr. Carlson with the highest respect. Of course he is brilliant and a master in our industry too!
    Get well Will Carlson…we wish you the best!
    Sharon Stapleton

  2. Hello,
    Wishing you well from Hermitage, PA. My husband, Tom and I attended a week long session at the Ball Hort school about 35 years ago. I think it was the first one they had for people new to the greenhouse business. Believe me! We were Greenhorns. Will always remember all the knowledge you imparted and instrumental in us being in business today.
    God Bless,
    Tom and Elaine Kavanagh

  3. Dr. Carlson was one of my professors at MSU back in 1984-85. He was an inspiration as his still is today. I’ll never forget his lecture on the last day of class for the year. His message for us was so heartfelt and personable that it nearly brought me to tears. I was truly touched that day and have held Dr. Carlson with the highest respect. Of course he is brilliant and a master in our industry too!
    Get well Will Carlson…we wish you the best!
    Sharon Stapleton

  4. Hello,
    Wishing you well from Hermitage, PA. My husband, Tom and I attended a week long session at the Ball Hort school about 35 years ago. I think it was the first one they had for people new to the greenhouse business. Believe me! We were Greenhorns. Will always remember all the knowledge you imparted and instrumental in us being in business today.
    God Bless,
    Tom and Elaine Kavanagh

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