The marriage of two of the world’s biggest gardening brands has resulted in the birth of a number of new ideas and initiatives focused on introducing new demographics to gardening, getting existing gardeners excited about growing plants again, and ensuring success to make them repeat customers.
The Kroger Co. has announced a new policy to protect pollinators that includes a commitment to phase out sourcing of live garden plants in stores and garden centers that have been treated with neonicotinoids by 2020.
After what happened at Corso’s Perennials, this country needs to accept that the only way it will fill all the jobs Americans don’t want is to employ guestworkers, and that the majority of its food in the future will be harvested by foreign hands.
The report, which hadn’t been published since 2015, provides critical data on floral industry products and is widely considered to be the benchmark in identifying market trends and sales opportunities.
Corso’s says it is fully complying with the government’s investigation, and while it was not aware of fraudulent employment requests, it “regrets the stress and pain Tuesday’s raid had on our employees and their families.”
While its Guatemala farm was spared, the U.S.-based young plant grower ForemostCo, Inc. has partnered with the Rotary Club of Miami Airport, Inc. and the Escuintla Rotary to raise funds and distribute aid on the ground for those affected by Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruptions.