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Greenhouse Grower

North Creek Nurseries Is A Finalist For 2016 Operation Of The Year

North Creek Nurseries in Landenberg, PA, is one of three finalists for Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Operation Of The Year award and winner of the Excellence In Sustainable Production award for 2016.

Cal Poly Ag College Hosting Alumni Reception At Cultivate’16

Alumni and friends of The Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences are invited to a reception that will be held Sunday, July 10.

How Growers Can Help Retailers Sell More In Spring

Fresh from a busy spring season, retailers share their wish list of things growers can do to make spring generate even more sales.


Supecell, severe weather destroys 100 hectares of Dutch glasshouses

A supercell thunderstorm destroyed at least 100 hectares of greenhouses in the province of North Brabant in the South of Holland last night. The total damage is estimated to be millions of euro's. "Most of the companies are forced to stop their crop", said bell pepper grower Wim van den Boomen.Hail as big as.....

Greenhouse industry responds to Brexit

What will mean Brexit for the greenhouse horticulture industry? We called a around to hear the opinions of UK growers, British manufacturers and some Dutch greenhouse builders and suppliers to the horticulture industry. Secretary Lee Stiles of the Lea Valley Growers Association, a horticultural area that.....

Smart technology rewards employees at NatureFresh

Canadian greenhouse grower NatureFresh Farms is featured in the latest video from Priva. Operations manager Frank Neufeld tells about the Priva labour registration system that they use to track each worker in order to reward them and optimize their output. As well as this Neufeld explains how external.....


Archi's Acres is a farming enterprise that utilizes hydro-organic technology to grow organic produce. Headquartered in Escondido, California, Archi's Acres is a certified organic greenhouse operation, which grows living basil, kale, and other herbs and produce. Our methods of crop production is not only highly efficient, it maximizes available natural resources, and focuses on local sales distribution channels. Please enjoy our organic produce in natural food retailers throughout Southern California and thank you for your support!

At Archi's, we believe a key aspect of successful business is how it meets its responsibility to the community in which it operates and the customers which make up its marketplace. We do this by integrating into our business model an opportunity to support others including our our military service members and veterans. Archi's Acres provides a one of a kind world-class agricultural entrepreneurial incubator program, the Archi's Institute For Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT), in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, with the intent to expose strong leaders to the entrepreneurial opportunities which exist in the agriculture industry today. SAT is open to everyone who is willing to take the challenge, providing training to those interested in learning more about the the production and business behind sustainable agriculture. Learn more about us by clicking here!

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USDA: Don't Ban Aquaponics and Organic Hydro From Organic Farming

Posted by Colin Archipley on May 25, 2016 at 6:11am 0 Comments

Created by S.T. on May 17, 2016

Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe, pesticide-free production. And far from being "sterile," studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora-- a staple of organics-- in aquaponics and hydro. Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and hydro are especially popular for new farmers and urban agriculture because you don't have to own land to use them. 

In spite of these advantages, the USDA is considering banning aquaponics and organic hydro (hydroponics using organic nutrient sources) from organic farming. Add your voice to the campaign to keep organic aquaponics and hydro legal!

WE NEED YOUR HELP - To sign a White House Petition to help protect sustainable agriculture, click here!


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