Ken and Deena Altman of Altman Plants recently completed construction of a new greenhouse that will act as a scientific research hub for the Center for Applied Horticultural Research (CAHR). The grounds of the facility include a lab to conduct applied plant research and a climate-controlled greenhouse with five individual rooms.
“As a board member of the American Floral Endowment, I have seen firsthand the need for applied research and the great results that come from supporting that research,” Ken says. “I have seen the value that comes from having a time and place to be inquisitive. There is no shortage of issues that need to be solved.”
The CAHR is a 501©(3) organization. As a non-profit organization, the CAHR will maintain and manage resources and facilities to carry out applied research based on growers’ and industry needs. Activities are overseen by a board of directors composed of accomplished industry representatives.
All the information generated at the center will be available to growers, the industry and the general public. The CAHR also encourages the submission of ideas that could provide solutions to current horticultural issues.