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Lead Like the Mouse Cultivate'20 speaker

June 2020
Lead Like the Mouse

From an early age on through my teenage years, I have fond memories of making the drive with my family from our central Alabama home to the vacation capital of the world. I always looked... more »
fairy princess party at at Milaeger’s in Wisconsin

May 2020
Should Your Garden Center Include a Farmers’ Market?

How and when did the market get started? We started in November 2014. It had been a dream of mine to have a farmers market in the greenhouse for years. A friend of mine gave... more »

April 13, 2020
Industry Leaders Provide Coronavirus Messaging for IGCs

The greatest opportunity in the horticulture industry may be upon us in response to COVID-19, to immediately increase awareness of the benefits of plants and to mobilize consumers to be vigilant and prepared to promote... more »
hanging pots in greenhouse

April 10, 2020
Michigan Governor Expands Restrictions, Says No to Opening Garden Centers

Despite receiving more than 18,300 messages from retailers, grower, farmers and Michigan residents asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow the retail sale of garden and bedding plants, the administration doubled-down and instead went the opposite... more »

April 8, 2020
NICH Creates Resources to Promote Horticulture

The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) has created a series of engaging memes to inspire consumers while maintaining safe social distance. The organization's Social Media Committee and the Health and Community Committee created the series... more »

April 8, 2020
IGCs, Nurseries and Flower Shops Provide Safe Way to Celebrate Spring Holidays

People are being asked to hunker down even further this week and traditional springtime gatherings are all on hold. During this uncertain time, California nurseries, garden centers and flower shops are adapting, staying open and... more »

April 6, 2020
Proven Winners Creates Facebook Group to Help IGCs Meet Today’s Challenges

Proven Winners has created a new Facebook group to help independent garden centers meet some of the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook group, Proven Winners IGC Connect, is set up... more »

April 6, 2020
New Website Created for Retailers Offering Contactless Plant Pickup

On March 27, SBI Software debuted a new nationwide website to help grower-retailers let consumers know they can purchase plants at locations offering no contact plant pick up services during the COVID-19 situation. The new website, www.nocontactplantpickup.com, is... more »

April 2020
The Two Roads of Succession: Built to List or Build to Last

As with any good road trip that you are planning, there is wisdom in always “starting with why.” And when embarking on the journey of succession planning, the very same holds true: Why? Let’s start... more »
Making Data Driven Plant Decisions

July 2019
Making Data Driven Plant Decisions

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google (FAANG as they’re referred to by Silicon Valley dwellers). We look at most of these companies and think what sets them apart is their products. They operate in technology; we... more »
Are you planning for the future? RIchardson LGR July 2019

July 2019
Are You Planning for the Future?

One thing that makes us unique as humans is we think about the future — our personal future. We dream. We fantasize. And we plan (or we should). While this next-step thinking may be pretty... more »
Tools for seasonal hiring training and customer service

June 2019
Tools for Seasonal Hiring, Training and Customer Service

We’re in the food business at Zingerman’s, ranging from specialty foods and amazing sandwiches at the Deli, artisan breads and pastries at the Bakehouse, small batch cheese and gelato at the Creamery, to any of... more »

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