First, After 85 years AmericanHort renamed the show "Cultivate" to better reflect the idea that the event is more than just a conference but rather an opportunity for industry members to interact and share ideas that not only benefit individual companies but the industry as a whole
Read the full article in Greenhouse Grower here.
Smith Gardens was received the Million Bottle Award for using recycled material that equated to recycling 3,621,000 bottles. This is the second year in a row SGI has been awarded this honor and our number keeps growing. Way to go team! In response McConkey asked that we take a photo of an SGI team member to act as our spokes model at the trade show. Mark Smith proudly stepped up to the plate and posed for a photo. Turns out that McConkey had much more in mind than just a photo. A life sized cutout of Mr. Smith was on display in the convention hall for all to see.
2-D Mark has a permanent home at the corporate office taking the lead with 3-D Mark is traveling. Be sure to stop by and have your photo taken the next time you visit.
Our sister company PP&L had another standout booth this year. Their display of bright pink and green was the perfect way to get the word out about the new Hula Berry Strawberry. A white strawberry that has the hint taste of pineapple!!! Way to go team!