December 9, 2015
Foodscaping Challenges Conventional Ideas About Landscaping
Conventional ideas about what a landscape should look like are being challenged left and right, from young homeowners like Sarah Baker of Baker’s Acres, who are standing up for their right not to mow their lawns, to Brie Arthur’s passion to start a movement to incorporate food with flowers throughout suburban and urban landscapes nationwide. As younger generations step up as consumers and industry leaders, these changes are likely to continue, and the horticulture industry, which has the most to gain, would be remiss not to embrace and influence them. Well known for her personal foodscape, which she has promoted across social media, and her annual tomato-tasting fundraising event benefiting the nearby J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, N.C., Brie Arthur has also been working with schools and her local Homeowner Association (HOA) to challenge the traditional idea of the landscape to one that incorporates the growing of food with mainstream, […]
December 9, 2015
How Plant Breeders, Growers, And Retailers Can Promote Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of The Year
For the first time, Pantone has blended two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity — in coming up with its Color of the Year. Find out how breeders are promoting them, and how you can, too.
December 7, 2015
How The Finalized Produce Safety Rule Will Affect Greenhouse Growers
While the new rule from FDA has many exemptions that will likely apply to greenhouse growers, the reality is that buyers may still require strict adherence to food safety standards.
December 3, 2015
Danziger Signs Agreement With Kolster BV For Cut Flower Distribution In Europe
The partnership is aimed at expanding the sales and marketing efforts of Danziger’s cut flower variety range in Europe.
December 1, 2015
New Crop Protection Solution Uses Bees To Deliver Biocontrols To Flowering Crops
The new system from Bee Vectoring Technology incorporated a powdered crop protection material into the lid of commercial bumblebee hives. Bees pick up the product when they leave the hive and deposit it on every plant they visit.
November 30, 2015
6 Reasons You Should Attend The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo
The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, held Dec. 8-10 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, will feature an expansive trade show and several educational sessions aimed at greenhouse growers.
November 25, 2015
Everything You Need To Know About the New England GROWS Conference
Held In Boston December 2-4, New England GROWS includes a comprehensive conference program, a trade show, and with six special programs that teach new skills and provide opportunities to network with colleagues.
November 24, 2015
Five Florida Growers Receive Licenses To Potentially Produce And Process Medical Marijuana
The Florida Department of Health has announced the five nursery operations awarded with exclusive licenses to grow, process, and dispense “Charlotte’s Web,” a low-THC (non-euphoric) cannabis approved for patients with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer.
November 23, 2015
Gotham Greens Expands Into Chicago With New Rooftop Greenhouse
Touted as the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse, the company’s fourth facility is its first outside of New York and will produce nearly 10 million annual crops of local, premium-quality leafy greens and herbs.
November 23, 2015
How Garden Retailers Can Help Kids Get Into Nature
In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says the entire floriculture supply chain should get active in making gardening a rewarding experience for children.
November 19, 2015
Dümmen Orange Teaming Up With L’Olivier Floral Atelier To Open A Luxury Pop-Up Boutique In Downtown Manhattan
Opening November 20, the Brookfield Ephemeral Boutique will offer an exclusive collection of grab-and-go bouquets featuring Dümmen Orange varieties and L’Olivier’s own signature arrangements.