“Locally sourced produce is hot and carries premium value. This is definitely a growing market,” says Tami Van Gaal, division leader for controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) at Griffin. “It brings opportunity to ornamental producers looking to revitalize, diversify or otherwise expand their businesses.”
The workshops will conclude with a panel discussion, wherein growers will share their experiences and answer attendee questions regarding the production of lettuce, herbs and other leafy greens.
“Transitioning from ornamentals to edibles requires changes to equipment and growing practices,” Van Gaal explains. “Our goal is to share real-world insights, so growers leave with a practical understanding of how these crops differ from flowers and what’s needed to succeed.”
The Griffin lettuce and herb workshop is suited to current and prospective hydroponics growers at every level and operations of all sizes. Advance registration is required to attend. Cost is $129.00 per person; group discounts are available. Visit http://www.griffins.com/lgw2018 for details and to register.
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