GrassSolutions June 2016
In this issue:
  • Get to know our newest additions
  • The 2016-2017 Catalog of Grasses coming your way soon
  • Water symposium highlights green infrastructure for a better future 
  • Come see us at summer trade shows, events, and talks
Meet Our New Additions

Our sales team is growing. We're thrilled to welcome two new members. 
Darren Barshaw Director of Inside Sales
Darren BarshawDirector of Outside Sales

Darren comes to Hoffman Nursery with a wealth of knowledge. After over 30 years in the horticultural world, including stints in the landscape sector, growing, and sales, he's ready to tackle the grass world. Darren will remain based in his home state, Michigan, and will travel to customer sites, as well as our home base in North Carolina. We look forward to working with Darren!
Annie Saunders Sales & Customer Service
Annie Saunders,  Sales & Customer Service Assistant

Annie is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in environmental horticulture.  Annie will handle customer calls, emails, and assist with the order process. She works closely with Magan Agee, Director of Inside Sales & Customer Service. Annie brings a love of horticulture with her to this new position at Hoffman Nursery. Welcome, Annie!
2016-2017 Hoffman Nursery Catalog Cover
Better Than Ever Catalog

The 2016-2017 Catalog of Grasses will be in our hands any day now--and we can hardly wait. This year we've concentrated on growers and the growing market for grasses and sedges used in green infrastructure. 

There are more photos this year, and you'll find the helpful guides you've come to expect from the Hoffman Nursery catalog: 
  • plants for green Infrastructure projects
  • drought tolerant plants
  • shade tolerant plants
  • plants for wet areas
  • native species and cultivars
  • listings by height and zone
You'll be able to pick up the new catalog at Cultivate'16 in Booth 2522. If you're not on our mailing list, your can request a catalog online . If you're not already hooked on grasses, beware--you may be hooked soon! 
Visual summary at water symposium
Visual summaries of the GIC Water Symposium captured exciting ideas and green infrastructure projects throughout the day.
Water Symposium Focuses on Green Infrastructure

We were excited to learn that green infrastructure was the focus of the North Carolina Green Industry Council Symposium on Water, which was held June 16 in Raleigh, NC.

The symposium presentations highlighted green infrastructure projects and emphasized their importance to our industry and broader society. Dr. Charlie Hall's keynote address t alked about the vital role green infrastructure will play in economic development. He noted people are beginning to recognize and understand the importance of nature in the health and well-being of us all. And that presents opportunities for the green industry.
John and Jill Hoffman with Blue-Green Award at Hoffman Nursery
J ill and John Hoffman with the Blue-Green Innovator of the Year Award
After lunch, the NCGIC named Hoffman Nursery the Blue-Green Innovator of the Year. Jill and John Hoffman accepted the lovely award and thanked the Hoffman Nursery employees for their dedication and hard work. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in environmental stewardship in regard to water conservation, water use efficiency, and the development and implementation of green infrastructure by an individual, organization, or government entity. We're honored to receive this recognition! 

Read more about the informative talks and ground-breaking projects in our water symposium post
Summer Shows & Events
Cultivate'16 Logo
July 9-12, 2016

A big crew from Hoffman Nursery will head to Columbus, Ohio for this invigorating trade show. Come by and meet Darren Barshaw and Annie Saunders, the newest members of our sales team. Say hello to Jill & John Hoffman and Marketing Director, Shannon Currey. With the spring rush behind us, all attention goes to bringing the latest and best to Booths 2522 & 2524. Be sure to pick up a copy of the brand new 2016-2017 Catalog of Grasses.. 
Perennial Plant Symposium 2016
August 1-5, 2016

Come to Minneapolis, Minnesota to see beautiful gardens and plant nurseries, talk with fascinating people, and get the latest news on perennial plants. Be sure to say hello to John Hoffman when you make the rounds.

"Grasses & Sedges: Powerful Plants for Today's Landscapes"
Monday, August 1, 3pm 

Our own Shannon Currey will talk on the first day of the PPA symposium. Join her for the full scoop on this important group of plants and find out why they're increasingly requested for today's landscapes. 
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