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NGB Announces Horticulture Therapy Garden Grants

September 30, 2019
NGB Announces Therapy Garden Grants

After collecting thousands of votes from the public, National Garden Bureau, American Meadows, Sakata Seed America and Corona Tools have announced the three therapeutic gardens receiving grants and in-kind donations totaling more than $5,000. The... more »

September 20, 2019
Deadline Approaching for AFE Paid Internships

The floral industry is one of the largest segments of U.S. agricultural crops and comprises more than 60,000 businesses. The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announced it is offering a Business Internship Program for students in: Management Information... more »

September 12, 2019
Entries Being Accepted for 2020 Green Thumb Awards

New plants and garden product entries are now being accepted for the 2020 Green Thumb Awards, presented by the Direct Gardening Association. For the first time, all companies with plants and garden products may enter their... more »

September 4, 2019
Ag Secretary to Keynote AmericanHort’s Impact Washington

AmericanHort recently announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be a keynote speaker at its 2019 Impact Washington Summit, which takes place Sept. 16-18 in Washington, D.C. The summit intends to unite leaders... more »

July 29, 2019
NGB Names Winners of First-Ever ‘Year of’ Video Contest

For more than 30 years, National Garden Bureau (NGB) has been showcasing and promoting their member’s products in the inspirational program called “Year of.” Over the years, the program has steadily expanded to encompass more... more »
GCA Bathroom Contest

July 8, 2019
GCA Bathroom Awards Competition Deadline Extended

Garden Centers of America is extending the deadline for entries to its 2019 Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards to Wednesday, July 17, at midnight EDT. The Gold Award winner will receive an honorary plaque to display... more »
Five New Edible Varieties Earn AAS Winner Designation: Cucumber-Green-Light

July 8, 2019
Five New Edible Varieties Earn AAS Winner Designation

All-America Selections recently announced five new winners, all of which are new edible varieties. The AAS Winners were trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are... more »

July 3, 2019
Bridget Behe, Lloyd Traven to Speak at 2019 Farwest Show

Bridget Behe, Ph.D., professor of horticultural marketing at Michigan State University, will deliver two retail-garden-center-focused addresses on merchandising and pricing at The Farwest Show, taking August 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.... more »
GCA Bathroom Contest

June 26, 2019
GCA Bathroom Awards Competition Now Open for Business

Do your garden center bathrooms get your customers talking? If they do, then they might win you a special honor in Garden Centers of America’s 2019 Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards this summer. The awards,... more »

June 19, 2019
The Garden Center Group Expands Financial Team

The Garden Center Group has announced that Tim Quebedeaux, Tim Quebedeaux Consulting, has joined the group as a service provider. Joining forces with Steve Bailey, Steve Bailey Consulting, to form RetailKPI Consulting LLC, they will... more »

June 19, 2019
Farwest Show Retail Tour Details Announced

The 2019 Farwest Show, taking place August 21-23 in Portland, Ore., will showcase four of the area’s best garden centers on its Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20.... more »

June 18, 2019
AmericanHort Names 2019 HortScholars

AmericanHort recently announced it has identified and supported six students with a passion and drive for the horticulture industry through the HortScholars program. Nearly 50 applications were submitted, making 2019 another record-breaking year for the... more »

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