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The Sidney B. Meadows Fund Increases Scholarship Funding

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund announces an increase in this year’s scholarships to $2,000 for each scholarship to be awarded in 2022 (up from $1,500 in recent years), with the projection to award up to to 12 scholarships in total.

All eligible horticulture students in their junior, senior, or graduate years are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship. Students can attend institutions across the United States, but must reside in the 16 southeastern states. The application deadline is May 27, 2022. The scholarship selection committee will make its selections by August 1, 2022, and recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.

J. Berry Nursery Announces New Partnership

With the continuing mission of “Creating Beauty that Inspires”, J. Berry Nursery announces its new licensing partnership with PlantHaven International, Inc. The licensing agreement improves access to popular genetics, such as Black Diamond Crape Myrtles, Deja Bloom Azaleas, Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus, Emerald Empire Crape Myrtles, and Season to Season Gardenias, among others.

“We have had a great relationship with PlantHaven for many years as a licensed grower,” says Jim Berry, co-owner and founder of J. Berry Nursery. “I am extremely proud that PlantHaven represents J. Berry genetics and brands to its customers. Their influence, reputation and credibility within the nursery industry is exceptional. Our cooperation will lead to many opportunities for consumers, producers, landscapers and, of course, for those who seek the best in their activities. »

Floral Pros Gather in DC for SAF Congress Days of Action

Nearly 70 members of Congress and their staff heard from flower professionals in Washington D.C. on March 29 about the industry’s need for labor reform, access to duty-free products and more funds for advanced research in floriculture.

Stakeholders with industry ties met virtually and in person with legislators and their staff during the 42nd annual Society of American Florists (SAF) Congressional Days of Action.

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