Trends
Oct. 24, 2014, Wageningen, the Netherlands — Meeting the challenge of developing a sustainable living may require introducing agriculture in urban areas.
Defining trends is as tricky as predicting weather – maybe trickier. Weather obeys the laws of physics. Trends don’t even have to be logical.
Greenhouses have proven their commercial importance in Canadian horticulture, with continuing annual sales increases and strong export sales. This is farming most efficient.
Looking back over its 35-year history, it’s clear the Canadian Greenhouse Conference has done a lot to advance this industry.
Our lawns and gardens seem to be all about the “green.”
Judging by a recent StatsCan report, the greenhouse community is continuing to boost sales. It remains one of Canadian agriculture’s frontrunners in market growth.
Consumers are striving for balance between work and play in all areas of their lives these days, and the garden is no exception.
Food gardening has taken on a life of its own and offers quite a remarkable opportunity for continued growth.
According to this year’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Survey, 2013 was a pretty good year for the industry.
This industry has an image problem in a sense, but it’s a good thing.
If food production efficiency was an Olympic sport, Canada would be a perennial shoo-in for the podium.
About five years ago, “vegetable gardening” exploded into the more encompassing “food gardening” and it’s never looked back.
When we think of container production, we’re usually considering the technology and processes of growing plants in round pots ready for wholesale or retail sales, without having grown those plants in the open ground beforehand.
There’s always a lot to get excited about when attending the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, but this year was extra special.
The adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” was definitely not written with the greenhouse sector in mind.

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