The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture, whose mission is to grow a healthy world through the art, science and business of plants, gardens and landscapes, recently shared a detailed array of resources for growers during its “Doing Business Under Difficult Circumstances: Finding the Resources You Need” webinar. These online resources are listed for you below:


  • Regulations and Restrictions for Opening

Nursery and Landscape Association of North America Features a state by state map of regulation status and association contacts.

Society of American Florists Features a state by state listing of reopening status including tips for filing exemption.

CDC, with guidance for you and your employees’ safety.


  • Social Distancing at Retail

National Retail Federation with a blueprint for safe shopping.

Purdue, featuring a protocol to maximize health and safety.


  • Building an Online Order Platform

Ecwid Helps in setting up curbside and local delivery (even without a website).


  • Marketing Resources for Retailers

American Floral Endowment, with some great resources and videos to use in your marketing efforts

Garden Media Group (Katie Dubow) Katie has been doing a video series, showing how we can all still manage to have a little fun.

Dr. Bridget Behe, providing links to much useful research.


  • Additional Resources for Retailers

Green Profit’s Covid-19 Resource Center

NALP Resources for Landscape Professionals

American Hort’s Retail Resources

American Hort’s Reopening Resources

Garden Center Magazine’s Covid-19 Webinar

American Public Gardens Association Resource Page

Georgia Urban Ag Council Resources Page


  • Crop Holding Resources

Ball Seed, customer or not, Ball Seed’s library of production guides offers advice on holding/delaying crops.

Michigan State University Eric Runkle walks you through strategies to keep things ready.

JR Peters Inc. with fertilizer recommendations for holding.


  • Managing Pests and Diseases

Greenhouse Tech Team Facebook Group; connect with your peers and the experts digitally to understand what you’re seeing in your operation.

e-Gro; hook up with top technical experts from universities across the country by subscribing to the e-Gro email newsletter.


  • Additional Grower Resources

GrowerTalks COVID-19 Resources

Emergent Facebook Group for various Horticulture Topics

Greenhouse Grower’s Coronavirus Live Blogs

American Hort’s Coronavirus Resources (General)

Developing Guidelines in a Pandemic & Post-COVID Greenhouse World


  • Good For Everyone Resources

NICH For now (and later) NICH is working to help create consumer messaging that you can use for your businesses.

Kids Gardening, continuing to put out awesome resources for engaging youngsters in the garden.

Seed Your Future We will get through this! And we need to remember that as we work through difficult times, we still need to build our industry for the future.