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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January 1, 2014

Affordable Care Act, Cash Accounting And Immigration Reform: An Update From D.C.

Health care, labor, cash accounting and regulatory affairs are four areas of concern for the floriculture industry. Here’s what you can expect in 2014.

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AmericanHort

January 1, 2014

AmericanHort Is Now In Office

ANLA and OFA have become one organization under the American Horticulture Industry Association or AmericanHort.

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December 31, 2013

Plants Are Our Friends — With Benefits

Communicating the health benefits of plants is an effective way to market to younger generations.

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December 30, 2013

MSU Researches Growing Seedlings Under LEDs

In part one of a two-part series, Michigan State University researchers share their findings in germinating seedlings with LED lights.

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December 30, 2013

Fertilizer Changes Growing Mix pH

When considering a fertilizer's influence on media pH, you need to know its acid or basic reaction.

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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

Talking Shop: 4 Greenhouse Planning Techniques

These techniques will help you plan your production season with less stress and fewer challenges.

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Dr Allan Armitage

December 30, 2013

An Optimistic Outlook Improves Every Task, Allan Armitage Says

Change your way of thinking to make everything easier and every day brighter.

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