40 Under 40

The Pandemic Gardening Boom Is Just the Beginning

It’s no secret — plants are “in.” Plants are [finally] getting a portion of the spotlight they deserve in a world where screens and plastic dominate life. The disruption of the collective everyday routine gave... more »

Plant Sales in the Time of COVID

While COVID-19 raged and folks were quarantined at home, the world around us changed quickly. Gone were the days of going out for meals, casual shopping and visiting with friends face to face. Many of... more »

Epic Gardening Receives $17.5 Million in New Financing

Epic Gardening, the online gardening destination founded by Kevin Espiritu recently announced an investment of $17.5 million by The Chernin Group (TCG) to finance its continued growth and expansion. Espiritu is an alumnus of GPN's... more »

Overdevest Named NJNLA Young Professional of the Year

The New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association recently named Ryan Overdevest of Overdevest Nurseries in Bridgeton, New Jersey, as its Young Professional of the Year. Ryan is... more »

Tough Stuff: Growers and Retailers Turn to Improved Genetics

In January 2021, 100-year winter storm Uri struck the Southeast and Southwest with temperatures below zero degrees for multiple days. A severe weather event alone would have been enough to concern the most seasoned of... more »

My Top Five for 2022

Preparation for spring 2022 is well under way, or already completed for some growers. Questions such as “what do I have space for?, what new varieties should I add?, and what varieties should I cease... more »

From Trial Field to Retail Bench — and Everything in Between

I have been in the horticulture industry since a very young age, and whenever anyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would reply “A grower! Just like my... more »

Growing a More Sustainable Future

Any good gardener knows the importance of adaptability: to pesky pests and weeds; to unexpected heat waves; to new arrangements and the unpredictable whims of plants themselves. As a gardener, to grow — in the... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol

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