Michigan Governor Eases Restrictions on Garden Centers, Greenhouses

On April 24, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eased some of the restrictions  of her previous COVID-19 executive orders that were having a detrimental impact on the state's horticulture-related companies. At a press conference, Whitmer did extend... more »

Michigan Farm Bureau Continues to Advocate for Growers, Retailers to be Able to Open Their Doors

More than 56,000 individuals responded to the Michigan Farm Bureau's request to send messages to the governor, state representatives and senators and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, imploring them to allow the... more »

Monrovia Acquires Plantt Online

On April 17, Monrovia announced it had acquired  the Plantt Online consumer e-commerce storefront solution for garden centers. The online platform allows consumers to purchase inhouse inventory at a garden center with a customized unique... more »

Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Releases COVID-19 Statement: Let Us Go to Work

The Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association recently released a statement on COVID-19: On behalf of Michigan’s Green Industry – the nursery and greenhouse growers, retail garden centers, lawn care, landscape maintenance, design/build, tree care, and irrigation... more »

Little Prince of Oregon Nursery Launches Garden Center 911

As garden centers across the U.S. are ordered to shut their doors to comply with shelter in place and social distancing measures in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, Little Prince of Oregon Nursery has launched a... more »

Despite Industry and Resident Pleas, Michigan Governor Keeps Garden Centers Closed

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

New Resources Available to Promote Plants in Today’s Market

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 »

Contactless Sales Webinar Set for April 13

As the industry continues to deal with the challenges it is currently facing, garden center retailers are turning to online sales and curbside pickup now more than ever to help keep retail businesses safely open. ... 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.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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