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Apply for AFE’s Educational Grants before June 1

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for their 2024-2025 Educational Grants until June 1, 2024. AFE's Educational Grants help fund wide-reaching industry learning programs that provide solutions and focus on ongoing and new educational opportunities. The... more »

AFE new manager of development and donor engagement Michelle Van Norden

AFE announces new manager of development and donor engagement

The American Floral Endowment announces Michelle Van Norden as the new manager of development and donor engagement. AFE has proudly been providing programs, resources and support for the floriculture industry for 60+ years; this has been... more »

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Nurturing new hires

Your company is only as good as your people, and your people are only as good as the training you provide. The success of any organization hinges on the growth and development of its most... more »

AFE honors Katie Kennicott

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has established a memorial tribute to honor Kathleen "Katie" Kennicott, who passed away on Oct. 13, 2023. Kenicott was well-known in the floral industry, for her more than 60 years... more »

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Maryland governor to keynote AmericanHort’s Impact Washington

Preparing for its signature advocacy event, AmericanHort has announced two-term Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (who served from 2015 to 2023) will headline the AmericanHort Impact Washington Legislative Summit taking place Sept. 18-20 in the nation’s... more »

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Named 2023 International Grower of the Year

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has awarded the title of International Grower of the Year 2023 to Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Ltd (BTN), a Canadian ornamentals grower. The Gold Rose award was presented to... more »

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Hemp Innovations Foundation Funds Recyclability Study

According to the National Hemp Association (NHA), it is often repeated that hemp paper can be recycled up to eight times, compared to just three times for paper made from wood pulp. But is that... more »

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Winners’ Circle

Each year GPN compiles a list of award-winning varieties that have impressed judges throughout the country and abroad. Every organization has a slightly different method of choosing its standout performers, but one thing all these... more »