- 12 October 2012
Members of the Northern Ireland Flower and Foliage Association (NIFFA) put on a show stopping display of locally grown flowers and foliage at CAFRE’s Horticulture 2012 event last week. The display showed off the vast range of quality produce that is grown right here in Northern Ireland. The display was very kindly arranged by the Greenmount Floristry students and teaching staff.
Visitors to the event where amazed by the great range and quality of the produce on display along with the added benefits of being fresher, having a longer vase life and lower carbon miles compared to imported flowers. The unique Northern Ireland climate also means local growers can produce some varieties of flowers such as Scented Stocks over an extended season compared to our counterparts in GB and Holland meaning it is available to purchase right through the summer into September. The association works closely with Greenmount Campus through their Knowledge and Technology Transfer Programmes to develop and try out new varieties and growing techniques helping to keep local growers at the forefront of the industry.
If you wish to find out more about local flowers and foliage please visit www.niffa.co.uk or contact David Morrow (Chairperson) 02830262607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Morrow, Chairman, Northern Ireland Flower and Foliage Association, Gerry Lavery, DARD Permanent Secretary, Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development, Colm McCormick, Newry, David Small, Deputy Secretary DARD, Mark Browne Deputy Secretary, DARD, with CAFRE Director John Fay at the Association’s stand during the Horticulture 2012 event at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus
David Morrow, Chairman, Northern Ireland Flower and Foliage Association, with Gerry Lavery, DARD Permanent Secretary, Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development, Colm McCormick, Newry, and David Small, Deputy Secretary DARD, at the Association’s stand during the Horticulture 2012 event at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus
Source: HortiTrends News Room