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Organizers and Research Team

Sustainabloom was developed by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) to be a collaborative program with participation by all segments of the floral industry. Working with a team of expert researchers at North Carolina State University, Sustainabloom aims to provide education and research-driven guides and resources to support sustainability and education in all areas of floriculture.

Sustainabloom is managed by the AFE Board of Trustees, with valuable guidance from the Sustainabloom Committee made up of industry supporters and experts. Participation and partnerships are encouraged and welcomed and will continue to drive the Sustainabloom program, providing vital resources and advancements for the future.

Sustainabloom Organizers and Research Team

Debi Chedester, CAE

Executive Director
American Floral Endowment

Dr. Melinda Knuth

Asst. Professor, Horticultural Sciences
North Carolina State University

Dr. Brian Jackson

Professor and Director of Horticultural Substrates Lab
North Carolina State University

Amanda Solliday

Ph.D. Research Associate, Horticulture Science
North Carolina State University

Together, let’s cultivate a greener and more sustainable floriculture industry!

We invite you to join us in this vital mission to continuously educate and provide new resources for a more sustainable, responsible industry. Become a Sustainabloom partner, contribute resources, or get involved in our mission.

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