NICH helps you find the resources you need

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 https://www.nlae.org/covid-19/. Features a state by state map of regulation status and association contacts.

Society of American Florists https://safnow.org/covid-19-updates/state-resources/. Features a state by state listing of reopening status including tips for filing exemption.

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html, with guidance for you and your employees’ safety.

 

  • Social Distancing at Retail

National Retail Federation https://rilastagemedia.blob.core.windows.net/rila-web/rila.web/media/media/pdfs/committee%20documents/coronavirus%20documents/final-reopen-retail-blueprint-rila-nrf.pdf with a blueprint for safe shopping.

Purdue https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/green-industry-businesses-share-protocols-to-maximize-the-health-and-safety-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/, featuring a protocol to maximize health and safety.

 

  • Building an Online Order Platform

Ecwid https://www.ecwid.com/blog/how-to-set-up-curbside-pickup-and-local-delivery.html?utm_source=Global+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bb555d2038-Blog_Digest_US_April_18_US&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_22ac545541-bb555d2038-66194706. Helps in setting up curbside and local delivery (even without a website).

 

  • Marketing Resources for Retailers

American Floral Endowment https://endowment.org/afe-update-for-supporters-and-industry-members/, with some great resources and videos to use in your marketing efforts

Garden Media Group (Katie Dubow) https://www.facebook.com/watch/KatieGardenGirl/2508536379461713/. Katie has been doing a video series, showing how we can all still manage to have a little fun.

Dr. Bridget Behe https://www.greenprofit.com/Article/?articleid=24656, providing links to much useful research.

 

  • Additional Resources for Retailers

Green Profit’s Covid-19 Resource Center https://www.greenprofit.com/COVID-19/

NALP Resources for Landscape Professionals https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org//LP/lp/About/Coronavirus.aspx?_zs=VqBCh1&_zl=6e5b6

American Hort’s Retail Resources https://www.americanhort.org/page/Coronavirus#retail

American Hort’s Reopening Resources https://www.americanhort.org/page/Coronavirus#opening

Garden Center Magazine’s Covid-19 Webinar https://www.gardencentermag.com/video/independent-garden-center-coronavirus-sales-marketing/

American Public Gardens Association Resource Page https://www.publicgardens.org/covid-19/resources

Georgia Urban Ag Council Resources Page https://urbanagcouncil.com/coronavirus-industry-updates/

 

  • Crop Holding Resources

Ball Seed https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/, customer or not, Ball Seed’s library of production guides offers advice on holding/delaying crops.

Michigan State University https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/holding-greenhouse-crops. Eric Runkle walks you through strategies to keep things ready.

JR Peters Inc. https://bit.ly/fertilizerforholding with fertilizer recommendations for holding.

 

  • Managing Pests and Diseases

Greenhouse Tech Team Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/595797717666084/; connect with your peers and the experts digitally to understand what you’re seeing in your operation.

e-Gro http://www.e-gro.org/; 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 https://www.growertalks.com/COVID-19/

Emergent Facebook Group for various Horticulture Topics https://www.facebook.com/groups/471693102884875/

Greenhouse Grower’s Coronavirus Live Blogs https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/coronavirus-and-the-greenhouse-industry-what-we-know-so-far/

American Hort’s Coronavirus Resources (General) https://www.americanhort.org/page/Coronavirus#plants

Developing Guidelines in a Pandemic & Post-COVID Greenhouse World

https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/developing-guidelines-in-a-pandemic-postcovid-greenhouse-world

 

  • Good For Everyone Resources

NICH https://consumerhort.org/plantsdothat/. For now (and later) NICH is working to help create consumer messaging that you can use for your businesses.

Kids Gardening https://kidsgardening.org/educator-resources/, continuing to put out awesome resources for engaging youngsters in the garden.

Seed Your Future https://www.seedyourfuture.org. 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.

2020-05-12T13:15:40-05:00May 12, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|0 Comments

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