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sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

UNH research:

Microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter

Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable.....

US (MD): Bell Nursery sustainability efforts recognized

Bell Nursery has been recognized by the Green Business Certification Program and has earned a listing in the Montgomery County Green Business Directory. The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program managed by the County's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in.....

Dutch flower grower Hans Cuppen:

"Resilient cultivation is not solving problems"

"Resilient cultivation is not solving problems, it is preventing them", says Hans Cupping of Maatschap Cuppen, a Dutch grower of amaryllis, sansevierias, winter purslane, arugula and strawberry plants. He is growing these products organically for many years and is pleased with the results. According to.....

Chrysanthemum flowers enter harvest season in East China

In Wuyuan County in the Jiangxi province in eastern China, the chrysanthemum harvest season has started again. On November 13, workers were picking organic chrysanthemum flowers in a plantation in the village of Chaguan. Chinese newspaper Global Times has pictures of the harvest.

US: Florist teams with flower farm to create ethical arrangements

When Juliana Varkonyi and her mother Mary Ibanez decided to open a flower shop, they knew they wanted it to reflect a sense of community and respect for the environment.That’s why they decided to open Desert Modern Florals in Downtown El Paso and then partner with Calhoun Flower Farms based in southern New.....