‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive
||In a packed room at Cultivate’14, Garry Grueber, a partner at Cultivaris painted a picture of just how radically different horticulture will look in
30 years. Garry spoke on a project Cultivaris began six years ago.
|Garry, Maria & Josh at CAST
Garry and Josh helped address the future needs of global hunger by developing a protocol for invitro propagation of Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis). This initiative has enabled the Global Breadfruit division of Cultivaris to ship trees to tropical farmers and aid organizations globally.
Working with the Breadfruit Institute and organizations likeTrees That Feed Foundation, Cultivaris/GBF partner Josh Schneider has shipped trees to thousands of poor farmers in more than 30 countries.
“Our Breadfruit begin producing after two years and continue for more than fifty years, producing enough to feed a family for six months each year,” said Schneider.
Breadfruit is a nutritious, starchy fruit that cooks and tastes like a potato and can easily be processed into a high quality, gluten-free flour.
“For the first time in history, we have a potentially permanent solution to hunger in tropical regions.”
– Dr. Diane Ragone, Breadfruit Institute Director.
Details about why we urge you to join us in support of the Breadfruit Institute’s Global Hunger Initiative. Learn more in the Greenhouse Grower Magazine GROW Perspective: We Need To Think Bigger article. Read More >>
2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala
Have you heard Marsala is the new Pantone color for 2015? It makes for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors – especially in the landscape.
“This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®
Two plants UpShoot represents recognize Marsala in their spring or fall color palette:
Old Fashioned Smoke Bush PBR
Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP 19,035
Old Fashioned is a fast growing shrub with bluish-green leaves, reddish petioles and dark pink new growth. It really shines in autumn when foliage turns a brilliant orange-pink-red combination. Just ask theFine Foliage ladies who’ve included it as an Unsung Fall Hero pick.
Persian Spire™ Upright Ironwood
Parrotia persica ‘JL Columnar’ PP 24,951
This upright Parrotia is fast growing and in spring, leaves emerge with a strong purple cast fading into a purple halo margin. Dark green summer foliage produces an elaborate autumn display of ever-changing yellow, orange, burgundy and red hues.