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Feds highlight greenhouse COVID worker safety intiatives

Greenhouse producers share details on federally funded COVID safety initiatives. Policy makers highlight voluntary isolation sites, dedicated TFW support channels.

Faas among 10 women honoured for promoting Canadian produce industry

Luci Faas of Nature Fresh Farms was nominated by industry peers for her contributions to promoting produce in the industry.

B.C. greenhouse operators can now apply for carbon tax relief grants

Commercial producers in B.C. who grow eligible crops in greenhouses can now apply for the grant until May 10. Other eligibility criteria are applicable.
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Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses

With heating costs becoming an issue yet again, growers cannot afford to not have this resource.

After reviewing the principles behind heat loss, Dr. Bartok discusses greenhouse siting, construction materials, insulation, fuels and heating, ventilation and cooling, space utilization, utilities, trucking costs, and management.

Appendices include an Energy Conservation Checklist, Heat Loss Calculations, Useful Conversions, and Selected Product Manufacturers and Distributors. Tables and diagrams throughout. » Learn More
Featured News 
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From irate to great: Dealing with difficult customers

There isn’t a retailer who hasn’t dealt with them—disgruntled customers. Sure, you do everything you can at your greenhouse and garden centre to offer quality plants and services, but not everyone will be happy. Dissatisfied customers may even be belligerent or hostile about it. Now with the pandemic, tensions tend to run higher. » Learn more
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Small-space containers are big with new gardeners

When victory gardens returned last spring, long gone were acre plots with rows and rows of vegetables. Instead, a new generation of gardeners who were interested in home cooking and food access grew herbs and small-scale varieties in backyard strips, patios, or balconies. » Learn more
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Virtual Grower Day keynote: Trina Fraser

Amidst the progress of the legal recreational market, the medical cannabis sector remains underdeveloped and medical patients underserved. Trina Fraser, from advocacy group Medical Cannabis Canada, will provide an overview of the state of medical cannabis in Canada, where to go from here and the role the cannabis industry can play in advocating for medical patients. Don’t miss her live keynote at Virtual Grower Day on April 14! » Learn More