With its rich volcanic soil, mild weather, and natural resources, Oregon is a great place for wholesale and retail garden center growers. Meet the fantastic business partners who are just one part of Oregon’s nearly one-billion-dollar nursery and greenhouse industry. Here’s a peek at the featured nurseries:
Also in this issue, researchers discuss fire blight, and Digger provides a calendar of networking opportunities throughout 2020.
In this issue:
- A place where people can grow: We profile nurseries that exemplify the advantages of Oregon’s outstanding soil, climate, and skilled growers
- Serendipity Nursery: After leaving a career in finance, David Sather now runs a 40-acre wholesale operation in Canby, Oregon that offers a variety of broadleaf evergreens, conifers and groundcovers and other genera.
- F & B Farms and Nursery: A pair of brothers and their wives co-own a business that produces a wide variety of annuals, plus an assortment of different and unusual greenhouse-grown items that are in demand in garden centers.
- TSW Nursery Sales Inc.: Inspired by his time in a retail setting 20 years ago, Todd Williams began the process which led to his wholesale nursery operation with two growing locations in the Willamette Valley.
- Green Industry Networking Calendar 2020: Make plans to attend these opportunities to connect with the industry, build your network and pursue your business success.
- Why we connect: President’s Message by Jim Simnitt
- Spending your first digital dollars: Pivot Points by Ian Doescher
- Growing a vision for the future: Director’s Desk with Jeff Stone
Growing Knowledge an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- Fire blight in the plant nursery: How did it arrive here, and what can be done?
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at email@example.com.