Garden Centers of America, a nonprofit national association of independent garden centers, recently announced the winner of its annual Supplier of the Year award.
The award, selected by garden center owners from across the United States, recognizes suppliers that have made significant and ongoing contributions to the industry. Conrad Fafard, Inc. , received the Supplier of the Year nod.
The award was presented at an official ceremony on Sunday, June 28, during the kickoff to the 2009 Summer Tour in Portland, Ore.
Established in 1921, Fafard is committed to providing premium products and exceptional customer service. The company’s soils undergo extensive testing to ensure a consistent formulation and exceptional quality. Fafard is also committed to sustainable peat harvesting and bog restoration. An active member in good standing with the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association , Fafard has been recognized for its efforts in returning harvested bogs to wetlands to preserve an area's ecological balance.
“Fafard…continually strives to support Garden Centers of America while remaining a leader in the horticulture industry,” Feeney said. “We appreciate all of their efforts on our behalf and are pleased to present them with this honor.”
For more information on GCA, visit www.gardencentersofamerica.org .