Join the American Floral Endowment for a pictorial tour of the Niagara Falls area in beautiful Ontario, Canada! The board members and trustees were hosted by Dr. Rose Buitenhuis; Research Scientist of Biological Control at the Vineland Research Centre. Additional stops on the tour included Orchard Park Growers and Schenck Farms in St. Catharines, and Westbrook Greenhouses in Beamsville. The staff at Vineland Research Centre shared important research on smart irrigation, pest & disease detection, plant disease controls, consumer insights and Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection – the Canadian Hardy Rose Program.
About the American Floral Endowment (AFE):
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public. Your funding supports the floriculture industry: Scientific research, educational grants, student development and consumer studies.
Growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied trades, associations and individuals have contributed to the Endowment since its inception in 1961. Three simple facts explain why companies and individuals support its work:
– Research and education are the lifeblood of our industry
– No single company can afford to fund these needs of our industry
– Industry companies can multiply resources to address these needs by contributing to the Endowment