AmericanHort Launches Initiative to Explore the Future of Garden Retail
Partnership with National Design College to Challenge Paradigms

The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate’14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural Research Institute, the association will partner with the MindMarket program of the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), the oldest design college in the United States, with its main campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. >>Tell me more
Record Number of Attendees Celebrate the Industry at Cutivate’14

Cultivate’14, the largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America, concluded Tuesday with more than 10,000 attendees. This is the event’s best attendance in more than a decade. The event is not-for-profit and proceeds are used to further industry programs. >>Tell me more

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A Tip from Tip: Go Local

The late Tip O’Neill, who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 until his retirement in 1987, is credited with coining the phrase, “All politics is local.” Heeding this advice, on June 4, a nursery, floriculture, and landscape lobbying team headed for the West Chicago, IL, office of Rep. Peter Roskam. The team leader, Peter Orum of Midwest Groundcovers, was joined by Marvin Miller of Ball Horticultural Co., Ken Doty of Doty Nurseries, Scott Grams of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, and AmericanHort’s Craig Regelbrugge.
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