Collegiate Plant Initiative

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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In addition to the opportunities we offer with our partners, we also provide access to a wide variety of positions throughout the horticulture industry.

OUR SPONSORS

American Horticultural Society

American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest member-based national gardening organizations in North America. The Society’s membership includes nearly 20,000 avid gardeners and horticultural professionals, as well as numerous regional and national partner organizations. AHS connects people to gardening, raises awareness of earth-friendly gardening practices, introduces children to plants, brings together leaders to address important national issues, and showcases the art and science of horticulture.

Driscoll's

Growing the finest berries in the world requires care, commitment and dedication. Driscoll’s patented berry varieties are primarily developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods. Our berries are grown with great care by our farmers, hand-picked, then carefully packed in the field to ship, all to ensure freshness and quality.

Dümmen Orange

With deep-rooted commitment to our people, our values and our unsurpassed passion for excellence, Dümmen Orange is uniting the world through the language of flowers. Passion lives in every moment and every detail of our work, uniting our mission, our people, and our planet in a vibrant cycle that’s both sustaining and sustainable.

Filoli

Opened to the public in 1976 as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 54,000 sq. ft. home and a 16–acre English Renaissance Garden. In addition, Filoli’s property includes a 6.8 acre Gentlemen’s Heritage Orchard and a trail system that transverses five different ecosystems for docent–guided nature hikes and visits to the Sally MacBride Nature Center. Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century and is a cherished resource for the community valuing education, volunteerism and diversity.

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA)

As the nation's largest and oldest state nursery and landscape association, FNGLA represents Florida's environmental horticulture industry which generated $21.08 billion total output sales in 2015 and directly employed 232,000 people. Through the association's activities, FNGLA strives to advance member's business interests and enhance their success.

Four Star Greenhouse

Four Star Greenhouse produces superb young plants and finished crops for the wholesale grower, retail grower, garden retailer and professional landscaper. We are the #1 supplier of Proven Winners® plants and products worldwide, and are dedicated to providing the best plants, products, programs and services possible.

Garden Media Group

Our mission is simple: to instill a passion for nature and a love of gardening to all generations to improve environmental health and support human wellbeing. To support our mission, we partner with like-minded companies and people who who want to grow their businesses by increasing the global love of gardening and appreciation for nature, drive stewardship of the earth and help care for all things that grow. Staying true to our core values for almost 30 years in business helps us create a company we're proud to run and where we are happy to work. Because it's our responsibility to make sure that while creating beautiful products, we're also caring for our beautiful planet.

Monrovia

We know that the joy in gardening comes from seeing your outdoor space thrive and come alive over time.  The best path to success in your outdoor space is to start with healthy plants. As horticultural craftsmen with more than 90 years of experience, we are committed to excellence at all stages of plant care. Our ambition is to help every plant—and every gardener—Grow Beautifully®.

Pleasant View Gardens 

Since 1976 Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, New Hampshire has been developing innovative products and services for the horticulture industry. Most notably, in 1992 we launched PROVEN WINNERS® which has grown into the number one plant brand in North America. As a result of that success, Pleasant View has flourished into one of the top greenhouse operations in the country with over 14 acres of greenhouses and 20 acres of field production.

Plenty, Inc. 

Everyone deserves food that’s healthy, craveable, and clean for you and the planet. We strive to grow the best tasting, most nutritious produce possible. We build our farms next to where people live, so our produce is grown a short drive from your local store. We grow without pesticides or herbicides, and our food is non-GMO. We farm indoors and give our plants everything they need to grow vertical walls of beautiful produce. Join the movement to bring everyone healthier, fresher produce in a way that’s better for our planet.

Smithsonian Gardens

Many visitors are surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Institution includes a number of outdoor museums. All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience of learning, appreciation, and enjoyment. As a vital and vibrant part of the Smithsonian experience, we engage people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship. 

United States Department of Agriculture

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. Through our work on food, agriculture, economic development, science, natural resource conservation and other issues, USDA has impacted the lives of generations of Americans.