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We offer a collection of services, programs and opportunities that are a solid value to your organization.

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Welcome To Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA)

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.

 

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2018 LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The LIFGA established a scholarship fund with the American Floral Endowment in 2010 after fund raising for more than 12 years. This scholarship is intended for students in the Long Island/New York area studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or a four-year institution.

LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Sarah Snow from the New York Botanical Garden school received the LIFGA Scholarship of $1,400.

BOB GUNTHER LIFGA SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. Jesse Friel from Farmingdale State College received the LIFGA Bob Gunther Scholarship of $1,000.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

CCE assists and educates residents, businesses and professionals in a broad spectrum of topics by providing research-based information .

HORTICULTURAL CENTER

The 68-acre area is dedicated to serve the research and extension needs of the horticulture industries of Long Island. The facility features agricultural fields and research plots,

GREENHOUSE HORTICULTURE

Our facilities range from the very low-tech to fully automation. Our site focuses on Cornell-developed greenhouse hydroponic systems geared toward local food production.

LOCAL EVENTS

LOWe always have fun events going on. Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, we want you to be part of it! Stay up to date with our events calendar, and make sure to RSVP for each event

COMMERCIAL FLORTICULTURE SURVEY: GROWER RESPONSES NEEDED

The Society of American Florists (SAF) encourages Long Island greenhouse and floriculture growers to respond to the USDSA NASS survey.

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service again has funding to prepare an annual Floriculture Crops Summary report (after several years lapse in the survey). The information is valuable to producers to help learn industry sales and pricing trends. Good survey results depend on a high percentage of the industry reporting. The survey is being mailed out to commercial floriculture growers the week of Dec. 10 and reporting is due before Feb. 8. More information is available at https://safnow.org/commercial-floriculture-survey-responses-needed.

2019 LIFGA SUMMER DINNER - Celebrating 60 Years!

DATE:  August 8, 2019 @ 6PM

LOCATION: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

LIFGA’s 60th Anniversary summer celebration at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Visit the aquarium solely with fellow LIFGA members, enjoy a dinner by the river, Chinese auction, and more.

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AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

DATE:  Deadline is May 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for more than 25 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE).

Sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.

Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. In 2018, the Endowment awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships.

“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.

For more information on each scholarship and to apply, please visit Endowment Scholarships.

SPRING GARDENING SCHOOL

DATE:  April 13, 2019 @ 8:30AM-4:00PM

LOCATION: Riverhead Middle School, 600 Harrison Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 

Fee: $70 per person, per day ($65 for early birds who register by March 1). Includes four workshop sessions (1 extended
session counts as 2 workshops), door prizes, giveaways, continental breakfast, box lunch, afternoon refreshments, soil tests,
plant diagnoses, and gardening exhibits. Plant Sales will accept cash and credit cards. Workshops are taught by Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers, Extension Educators and local experts. Pre-registration is mandatory; first come, first served.
(No refunds after April 1.)

For more information, download the brochure with registration form to mail back.

LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURE CONFERENCE

DATE:  March 7, 2019 @ 7:30AM-4:30PM

LOCATION: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall, Upton, NY 11973 

We invite you to join us for the 29th Annual Long Island Horticulture Conference! Landscapers, nursery growers, arborists, landscape designers and architects, turf managers, and others in the horticulture industry throughout Long Island and beyond are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Melissa Elkins at me336@cornell.edu or 631-727-7850 x341 or visit http://ccesuffolk.org/.

Registration Form

MEMBERSHIP SNAPSHOT

Members

28LIFGA’s success is attributed to the dedication we put forward toward local growers, retail garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, arborists, farms and complement industries. We support group discussions and promote content that is most prevalent to the LI horticultural community.

Our association continues to grow by offering many opportunities through means of continuing education, networking dinners, sponsored events, website advertisements and affiliate of the PlantSomething national campaign.

Being a member of LIFGA is more than just being connected to a business group, it’s about being part of a larger family .. who LISTEN AND CARE !!

Commercial Growers

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PREMIUM MEMBERS

FARM CREDIT EAST

Specialized lender and financial services for agri-businesses

FARM CREDIT EAST is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture, including farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators,  lobstermen, part-time growers, agribusiness owners and country home owners.

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. You tell us exactly what you want and we deliver it.

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 best price

EMMA'S GARDEN

Quality Growers of annuals, perennials & 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.

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.

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN

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.

SPONSORING MEMBERS

Colorful Gardens

ATLANTIC NURSERIES

691 DEER PARK AVE, DIX HILLS, NY 11746 (631) 586-6242

We are a wholesale and grower operation. Our goal is to provide landscape professionals with the highest standard of quality plant material and a broad variety of unusual, hard to find plants. To learn more visit our  

Colorful Gardens

COLORFUL GARDENS

35 MILL RD, CALVERTON, NY 11933 (631) 369-5598

Colorful Gardens serves garden centers and nurseries in the tri-state areas with annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and ground cover plants. We have an extensive client list and value quality service. 

Colorful Gardens

CHARLES SPITZNER NURSERY

PO BOX 40, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 878-1021

Family owned and operated Wholesale Greenhouse operation. We specialize in NG Impatiens, Geraniums, Dahlias, Non-Stop Begonias, Easter Mums and Garden Mums. Growing under 120,000 sqf of covered greenhouses.

Colorful Gardens

EMERALD FLORA

478 WEEKS AVE, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 874-8742

Emerald Flora is a wholesale greenhouse operation hidden in the woods of Manorville. We are a smaller operation that caters to the more diverse and specific needs of garden centers and landscapers, most notably specializing in quality accent plants used in container gardens.”  

Colorful Gardens

FRED GLOECKNER

171 ICELAND AVE, HUNTINGTON ST, NY 11746 (516) 982-5925

Fred C Gloeckner company has been committed to providing commercial growers with quality horticultural products from worldwide sources since 1934. Please contact  to learn about our latest offerings.

Colorful Gardens

LANDCRAFT ENVIRONMENTS

1160 EAST MILL RD, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

We grow tropicals, tender perennials and unusual annuals as well as a few fairly common annuals. All the plants we grow thrive in our hot, humid summers and many perform well into the autumn months. .

Colorful Gardens

NF BOUTIQUE GARDENS

2450 ELIJAH’S LN, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

North Fork Boutique Gardens is a wholesale supplier of premium landscape plants. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, NFBG operates on 17 acres in the Village of Mattituck. 

Colorful Gardens

WEBTRACK BY

BALL HORTICULTURAL

Ball WebTrack manages your business so you can have more time in your greenhouse and less time behind your desk. WebTrack offers the broadest selection of live online inventory, less paperwork, and online order management.