Girlsday: A Glimpse Into The Syngenta Flowers Lab

April 22, 2019 Syngenta Flowers

A group of 25 girls from Martinus College secondary school in Grootebroek, the Netherlands visited the Syngenta Flowers lab on Thursday 11 April. At the Syngenta location in Enkhuizen, the girls experienced the world of phytopathology and cell biology up close. It was Girlsday, an international day where girls between 10 and 15 years old get acquainted with science, technology and IT.

Gold Plantarium Pin for Jos Straathof

April 22, 2019 Plantarium

During his farewell from the Board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation, Jos Straathof received the Gold Plantarium pin, which was presented to him by chairman Jan Willem Griep. Straathof was a member of the Board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation for more than 12 years, the last seven of which as a member of the Executive Committee.

A Visit to Twin Cities Flower Exchange

April 22, 2019 Slow Flowers Summit

What happens on Day Two of the Slow Flowers Summit? On Tuesday morning, July 2nd, our focus shifts to the Twin Cities Flower Exchange, a farm-to-florist hub founded by Christine Hoffman, our co-host of the Slow Flowers Summit.

USDA Proclaims April National Garden Month

April 19, 2019 USDA AMS

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky recently signed a proclamation in recognition of April as National Garden Month.

Major Media Coverage Touts Flowers’ Stress-Busting Powers

In early April, a team of ambassadors representing the Society of American Florists trekked through the Pacific Northwest in a vintage-style van — “The Flower Power Mobile” — offering unsuspecting people free flowers and tips to alleviate stress. Their journey from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon to Seattle spurred a flurry of news stories in the region’s biggest media markets, as journalists clamored to cover not only the visually compelling vehicle and bouquet giveaways, but also the scientific research supporting flowers’ stress-reducing powers.