Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

September 7, 2023
Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

Sakata Seed has announced that its president Hiroshi Sakata received the All-America Selections (AAS) Medallion of Honor. The award ceremony took place at the Awards Banquet of the AAS Summer Summit held Sept. 6 in... more »
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Taking third place: Making your IGC a community gathering space

What do two plant sellers have in common with a sprawling indoor/outdoor shopping complex and a vintage reseller? They all focus on being a “third place” in their community — a place outside of home... more »

August 28, 2023
Farwest Show judges select favorites for Retailers’ Choice Awards

Garden retailers roamed the trade show floor as part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards and chose 15 different products that caught their eyes as judges at the 2023 Farwest Show. The awards chosen by the judges... more »

August 28, 2023
SAF releases 2024 event dates

The Society of American Florists has announced dates for its in-person events for 2024, open to floral community members from all industry segments. Next Gen LIVE!, February 25-27, San Diego SAF is building on the success of the... more »
Ashlie Tagawa Mohr Appointed to AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee

August 21, 2023
Ashlie Tagawa Mohr appointed to AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee

The Consumer Perceptions of Floral Industry Sustainability Examined (AFE) recently announced that Ashlie Tagawa Mohr has been appointed as the newest member of the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Committee. She is currently the director... more »
Sidney B. Meadows Fund Awards $24,000 in Scholarships

August 21, 2023
Sidney B. Meadows Fund awards $24,000 in scholarships in 2023

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of 12 students from 10 southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. Eight of... more »
Farwest Show Portland 2023

August 17, 2023
Farwest Show to remain in Portland

Organizers of the Farwest Show have announced that thes how will remain at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for 2024 and beyond. Oregon Convention Center is reportedly the only event venue in the region... more »
NGB National Day of calendar

August 16, 2023
NGB offers free calendar to promote gardening

National Garden Bureau offers a calendar of popular “Day of” promotions and industry marketing campaign opportunities that can be used by garden centers and others in the green industry for their marketing and social media strategy plans.... more »

August 14, 2023
Seed Your Future schedules roundtable webinar

Seed Your Future and other industry professionals will come together at 2 p.m. EDT on Aug. 30 for an exclusive cross-segment discussion with growers, wholesalers, and suppliers on how to build a pipeline of labor... more »
PPA Special Recognition

August 7, 2023
PPA recognizes 8 perennial professionals

During the Perennial Plant Association’s (PPA) 2023 National Symposium in Niagara Falls, Ontario, eight perennial professionals were honored for their exceptional contributions to the industry with Special Recognition Awards. Initiated in 1985 by PPA, the... more »

July 27, 2023
All-America Selections provides list of young plant suppliers for AAS Winners

With a 40% increase in numbers over last year, North American young plant suppliers are offering more AAS Winners as both plugs and liners for 2024 than in any previous recent year.  All-America Selections (AAS)... more »

Trial-proven produce varieties to stock your benches

All-America Selections continues to evolve after celebrating 90 years of plant trialing last year. Along with a robust testing program for flowers, the independent nonprofit organization recognizes vegetables that perform well on a national or... more »