I was very honored to be asked to speak at a recent conference on sustainability and garden centers. As usual, not only was I able to share my wisdom with others, but I learned alot as well. For example, did you know there are numerous issues with selling ladybugs? Look for my post on that soon.
The best news is that our keynote speaker, Joe Lamp'l, had a list of the things he thinks a garden center should do to be sustainable, and we do all of them!!! Recycling, waste reduction, green roof, etc... It was nice to see we are on the right track. I have now challenged our staff to stay ahead of the curve and find even more ways to leave less mark on the environment.