April 1, 2018
New England Grows disbands
After 25 years, horticultural trade show New England Grows announced it is discontinuing operation. The show’s board of directors made the unanimous decision to dissolve and disband both the event and the organization. Founded in 1993, the Natick, Mass.-based show’s mission was to educate, elevate and support the region’s commercial horticulture industry. Over the course of more than two decades, the not-for-profit organization contributed millions of dollars in educational grants to the industry, as well as to horticultural and community groups like Cooperative Extension, the Horticultural Research Institute, FFA organization, local vocational schools, and the Boston Schoolyard Initiative.
“We want to thank each and every one of the countless volunteers who worked so hard to produce Grows over the past 25 years, as well as the loyal exhibitors who supported the show from day one,” said Virginia Wood, Executive Director of Grows. “Grows was known for its world-class educational programming that brought innovative thought leaders from around the world to Boston, and we are proud to have helped bring this level of excellence to New England’s green industry.”