social media

Successful Social Media

One of the toughest things about social media for garden centers and other small retailers, aside from finding time, is getting your followers to engage, whether it be with shares, likes, comments or retweets.Especially on... more »

Tech Tips for IGCs

Now that you are into the new year with your goals for 2016 in place, and you are preparing for spring, it is time for you to look at technology and how it can help... more »

December 7, 2015
GrowIt! Hires Community Engagement Manager

Digital platform GrowIt! continues to expand with the addition of Megan Uithoven as Community Engagement Manager. She will be responsible for developing internal communications, user engagement and content curation strategies. Additionally, she will be responsible... more »

November 24, 2015
AAS Launches New Cooking Videos

All-America Selections recently debuted five new garden-to-table ( #Garden2Table ) videos to help the gardening industry promote AAS Edible Winners. It is some of these many varieties that culinary storyteller, entertainer and horticulture industry veteran... more »

August 7, 2015
GrowIt! Chooses Student Contest Winners

GrowIt! Garden Socially announced the two grand-prize winners of its 2015 Friends & Family app contest who will receive all-expenses paid trips to Chicago, Aug. 17-20, to attend the IGC Show at Navy Pier. Hort... more »

June 18, 2015
Wave Sponsors Photo Contest Through GrowIt! App

The gardening season is heating up and the Wave Petunias team wants to see the #WildestWave! The popular plant brand has joined forces with the GrowIt! Garden Socially app to host a two-week contest in... more »

May 21, 2015
GrowIt! Launches Hort Student Contest

Two students enrolled in a horticultural (or related) degree program can win a networking opportunity of a lifetime with GrowIt!'s 2015 Friends & Family app contest. The top five students who recruit the most friends... more »

In-Vogue Veggies

The years since 2008 have brought a resurgence of cooking at home and "stay-cations." Americans are investing in their homes and family time, and many are looking to spend money on shared experiences, not just... more »

“Earned” Rewards

Last October, I crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon and, like the 40,801 other finishers, I quickly had a space blanket over my shoulders and a medal around my neck. Millennials are often... more »

January 5, 2015
Applications Open for Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund

Horticultural students can now apply for this year's Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund awards. The deadline for application is May 29, 2015. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make final selections by July 1, 2015,... more »

Selling to Settled-In Millennials

Reaching Millennials and selling to them is an ongoing challenge for garden centers. The new GrowIt! Garden Socially app targets Millennials between the ages of 28 and 32 – just the young customer every retailer... more »

December 22, 2014
GrowIt! Announces Scholarship Winners

The GrowIt! Garden Socially app recognizes six recipients of its 2014 Fall Scholarship Program. More than 150 students applied from 30 of the nation's top horticulture programs. Through the GrowIt! app, students shared their plant... more »