Associations

Green Career Week

February 9, 2024
Green Career Week begins March 4

March 4 marks the start of Green Career Week. Seed Your Future’s Green Career Week was started to inspire future horticulture professionals by connecting students with plant professionals. Last year, over 120 horticultural professionals connected... more »
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February 9, 2024
Perennial Plant Foundation accepting applications for 2024 scholarships

The Perennial Plant Foundation (PPF) is accepting applications for its 2024 PPF Scholarship Program. The program aims to identify and encourage outstanding students and recent graduates who show exceptional promise in the perennial plant or... more »
John Murphy, owner Murphy John’s, and Steve Black, founder, Raemelton Farm and winner of the J. Landon Reeve, IV Visionary Award

February 5, 2024
Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association recognizes 2 for horticultural excellence

At its annual meeting in January, the Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association (MNLGA) celebrated horticultural leaders Steve Black of Raemelton Farm and Rick Watson from The Perennial Farm for their contributions to the green industry. (Above photo: John... more »
Garden Center Group welcomes new members

February 5, 2024
Garden Center Group welcomes new members

The Garden Center Group recently announced two new retailers as members of the group: Beyond Your Garden in Broadalbin, New York; and Twin Oaks Nursery in Denison, Texas. Beyond Your Garden serves garden lovers in... more »
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February 1, 2024
AmericanHort launches new greenhouse technician certification

AmericanHort now offers a Greenhouse Technician Certification, a significant step in horticultural training tailored to meet the unique needs of the greenhouse sector. It is designed to assist greenhouse owners train grower teams and enhance... more »
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January 22, 2024
AmericanHort seeks board applicants

The AmericanHort board of directors has opened the application period for 2024 board of directors nominations. Eligible AmericanHort members can submit applications by the deadline of Feb. 16 to be considered for nomination in the... more »
AAS, NGB 2024 Summer Summit details revealed

January 22, 2024
AAS, NGB 2024 Summer Summit details revealed

National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections have announced details for the 2024 Summer Summit in Auburn and Opelika, Alabama. The dates are June 4-5, which coincides with the Southern Garden Tour dates for 2024. “Having... more »
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January 17, 2024
MANTS draws more than 11,000 horticulture professionals to Baltimore

The 2024 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) brought together over 11,200 attendees, including exhibitors, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Jan. 10-12. A sold-out trade show floor featured 920 exhibitors spread across 1,532 booths showcasing... more »
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January 15, 2024
Verbena becomes first AAS Winner for 2024

All-America Selections (AAS) has announced one more new AAS Winner available for the 2024 gardening season. Nine AAS Winners were announced last fall, bringing the total to 10 new AAS Winners for this season.  The... more »

January 4, 2024
Gift for Life relaunches website, creates single destination for donors

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, is kicking off the new year with a newly redesigned website. giftforlife.org is a clean, easy-to-navigate website that allows both existing and potential donors... more »
AFE releases 2024 Grow Pro webinar lineup

January 3, 2024
AFE schedules 2024 Grow Pro webinar lineup

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released the first six months of its free monthly Grow Pro Webinar Series. In these webinars, nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers offer how-to advice based on AFE-funded and... more »
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January 2, 2024
PPA opens membership up to public gardens

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) has announced several new changes that begin with its 2024 Annual Membership Season. PPA has added a new category for public gardens. This membership will offer seats for three members... more »