A Resource For Long Island Horticulture Professionals
Welcome to Long Island Flower Growers Association
The mission of Long Island Flower Growers Association's (LIFGA) is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of horticultural "best" practices.

LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use, management and care-giving of landscape plants by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, and new and routine information to Long Island's horticultural audiences.

Professionals related to the enviromental horticultural industry are LIFGA's primary audience, such as:

- Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
- Plant and seed brokers.
- Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
- Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
- Public parks and public works personnel.
- Arborists

Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.
TOP SPONSORS
BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES
Specialists in grooming orchid colors
BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES provides a moderate climate and computer-automated facility for the ideal growing home of our Phalaenopsis Orchids. Your order is picked from our benches by seasoned professionals. Our flower people handpick thousands of custom orders. You tell us exactly what you want and we deliver it. We fill wholesale orders large and small and carefully pack and load them by hand. Each delivery arrives on our own heated and air conditioned delivery vans. We feature daily shipments throughout the New York metro area. Some same day service is available.

FARM FAMILY INSURANCE
Camille Bunicci, Islip Terrace, NY 11752 (631) 277-7770
FARM FAMILY INSURANCE - Choosing the right insurance is critical. As a business owner, I understand that a one-size-fits-all policy doesn’t make sense for individuals, families or businesses. You know insuring your future means more than just getting the quickest quote or finding the cheapest price. As we get to know each other, I’ll work with you to put together coverage that makes sense for you. I am proud to represent Farm Family, a company that has been providing clients with reliable service for more than 60 years. 

EMMA'S GARDEN/OTTO KEIL FLORIST
Quality Growers of annuals, perennials, groundcovers & holiday crops.
EMMA'S GARDEN GROWERS are a 3rd generation, family-owned business serving the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island, Westchester County, Western Connecticut and Northern NJ. We are growers of high quality annuals, perennials, ground covers, and holiday crops. We also re-wholesale a diverse offering of sought after plants. WE ARE WHOLESALE ONLY. Our offices are located at 30 East Gate drive in Huntington, Long Island, NY. We maintain a fleet of trucks for rapid delivery. Our plants are also available for pick up at our Huntington facility.

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS
Quality Supplies and Service for the Green Industry !!

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS. Inc is a family owned and operated business dedicated to serving the Tri-State Area’s greenhouse and nursery growers. We are committed to providing responsive and efficient customer service to our customers. We are strategically located on Long Island to provide unique and up-to-date, quality horticultural products and services to the commercial greenhouse growers and nurserymen. OUR EMPHASIS is on customer satisfaction and pride in providing innovative ways to help our client's businesses grow. 

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN GREENHOUSES, INC
A Family-Owned Business For Over 70 Years !!

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN, Inc started with one man wanting to settle down and start a family while living the American dream. Going from a bulb salesman, working for his father from Holland, to a business owner in the United States, all started in 1916. Cornelius John Van Bourgondien bought 36 acres of land in West Bablyon, NY and established a greenhouse business in his name in 1939, incorporated. Today you can find John Van Bourgondien’s children Bob, Mark, and Tracy continuing the traditions of the family business. Family is everywhere in the greenhouse. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016 LIFGA FALL MEETING
DATE: October 25, 2016 @ 6PM VIEW INVITATION
LOCATION: The Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 

5:30 pm Registration begins. Delicious Buffet dinner at 6:30pm. Speaker: Lela Kelly of Dosatron, Topic: "10 Things You Need To Know About Your Dosatron." Speaker: Ricardo Campos of Fred C. Gloeckner, Topic: "The Benefits Of LED Light Systems." Tickets - $45/person by reservation only, $50.00 at the door. Raffle Tickets will be sold for a 14 Gallon Dosatron and 2 Dosatron PRO EC Meters. RSVP a must by October 20, 2016. Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations: (631) 7 27-3595 (work phone) or (631) 886-2213 (LIFGA business phone) or by email : info@lifga.com.

2016 NORTHEAST GREENHOUSE CONFERENCE
DATE: November 9 -10, 2016 VIEW PRESS RELEASE (Updated, October 17)
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA 

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference (formerly the New England Greenhouse Conference) will be held on November 9th and 10th at a new location, the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA.   Save the date for the Northeast’s premier horticultural event!  Don’t miss the opportunity to network with growers and other colleagues, hear the latest updates from nationally recognized speakers and visit the trade show.

For more information please call Delaney Events at (802) 865-5202 or visit NE Greenhouse Website.

2016 LONG ISLAND ANNUAL TRIAL
DATE: Month of September, 2016 VIEW INVITATION
LOCATION: LIHREC, 3059 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901 

The Long Island Annual Plant Variety Trial is a demonstration garden that allows for the trialing and observation of new and recent introductions from various breeding and marketing companies under local conditions. This season there are 76 cultivars from Ball FloraPlant, PanAmerican Seed, Selecta, and Proven Winners; 60 are new cultivars.

For more information please contact Diane or Sandi at (631) 727-3595 or visit LIHREC website.

2016 CORNELL UNIVERSITY'S PLANT SCIENCE DAY
DATE: September 14, 2016 @ 4PM VIEW FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM
LOCATION: LIHREC, 3059 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901 

Registration begins at 3:30pm. Tours and Demonstration will be held 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Following the tours at 6:00pm, a barbecue will be held on-site at LIHREC. The cost of the barbecue is $40. Pre-registration for dinner is required. For more information please contact Diane or Sandi at (631) 727-3595 or visit LIHREC website.

2016 MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS
DATE: February 3 - June 29, 2016
LOCATION: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY  

CCE Suffolk trains Master Gardener Volunteers to provide the public with gardening programs and activities that draw on the horticultural research and experience of Cornell University. Master Gardener Volunteers receive research-based instruction and are kept up-to-date through continual exposure to the latest developments in environmental horticulture. In return, they agree to share their knowledge with neighbors by volunteering to do community service.

For more information please visit: Suffolk County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
LONG ISLAND FLOWER GROWERS SCHOLARSHIP - $1,400
RECIPIENT: Ariel Churnin
Ms. Ariel Churnin is currently a student at SUNY Farmingdale and completing her associate's degree in landscape development and is interested in urban gardening and design, with a plant-based approach. "My academic work and hands-on experience have contributed to my desire to work in landscaping in metro areas where I can promote sustainability and native species," said Churnin. 

Recipients: Patrick McLoughlin (2015), David Harris (2014), Christoper D'Angelo (2013), Justin Kondrat (2012)

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