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July 20, 2022

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Registration opens for IPPS Eastern Region Annual Conference

Registration has opened for the International Plant Propagators Society Eastern Region's Annual Conference. The 2022 conference will take place Sept. 27-30 in Long Island, New York. Attendees of the plant production conference will have their days split between educational sessions and tours. The event hotel is the Hyatt Regency Long Island and a discounted room rate is available until Aug. 21.

IPPS members receive discounted pricing, and non-members may join IPPS during registration ($150 for a year) to receive membership pricing.

Gilbertie's Organics names first-ever female farm manager to lead company

Family owned and operated Gilbertie's Organics, celebrating its 100th year, appointed Easton resident Cimi Carreño as general manager of its farming operations as the company positions itself for its second century, according to a press release.

"She is leading us into our next century," said Sal Gilbertie, owner president and chief executive officer of Gilbertie's Organics, who has led the company for more than six decades.

Carreño supervises the daily operations at Gilbertie’s greenhouse farm, the source of Gilbertie’s potted herbs and vegetable plants for garden centers and its signature line of soil-grown microgreens carried in grocery stores and restaurants in four New England states. A native of Argentina, Carreño is enthusiastic about joining a generational business with a rich history.

“Sal knows what he’s doing,” Carreño said. “He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, all stored inside him. I’m listening to him and documenting it, then organizing it a bit.”

Metrolina Greenhouses named International Grower of the Year for 2022

Metrolina Greenhouses was named 2022 International Grower of the Year by a panel of horticulture industry judges at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The wholesale greenhouse operation won the coveted International Grower of the Year title and Gold Rose Award during a recognition ceremony in Amsterdam presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Floraculture International magazine at GreenTech Amsterdam.