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The Mid-Maine Greenhouse Growers Association is the industry group for retail greenhouse growers in central Maine. If you are a grower or business serving the industry and would like more information about the group or the advantages of membership, please contact us.

E-mail: info@plants4maine.com
Website: www.plants4maine.com
Postal mail: MMGGA, 97 Madawaska Rd., Palmyra 04965-4033


MMGGA MEMBER BENEFITS

THE MID-MAINE GREENHOUSE GROWERS ASSOCIATION is the only active trade association exclusively for greenhouse growers and their suppliers in the state. Founded in 1986, it is an alliance of over 80 growers and suppliers dedicated to furthering the interests of Maine's greenhouse industry. Learn more about us on our History Page. Membership benefits include:

PURCHASING POWER
Buying with a group enables members to take the deepest discounts on most grower supplies. Your annual dues are recaptured many times over as you maximize savings on poly, media, plastics, seeds and other grower supplies. Our group purchases usually take place from summer to early fall.

INFORMATION
Members share ideas about plants, methods, cultural practices, merchandising, and the whole spectrum of greenhouse systems management. Occasional guest speakers add their expertise to broaden our information base.

RESEARCH
MMGGA funds research projects chosen by the membership. A recent project, which was run by Dr. Donglin Zhang from U.M.O., studied post-sale fertility needs of basket material. Another was pansy trials at Rogers Farm in Orono on several dozen pansy cultivars.

OHC MEMBERSHIP
MMGGA is one of six groups represented on the Ornamental Horticulture Council, a statewide industry planning group consolidating the interests of Maine's green industry.

STATE GOVERNMENT
We are pro-active in pursuing a legislative agenda to benefit members. This legislative year we initiated a bill to repeal sales tax on heating fuels in greenhouses.

REGULAR MEETINGS
The MMGGA meets at least three times a year. There's the annual spring meeting at a member's facility, featuring a tour of the facility, guest speakers, and free (!) lunch; the annual summer barbecue (more free food!); and the end-of-summer meeting at Rogers Farm in Orono to view plant trials, new introductions, AAS winners etc. Lots of valuable information gets shared at these events!

JOIN US
Simply complete and return the MMGGA membership application with your check for $50. Annual dues are due and payable on June 1 of each year.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Peggy Gannon, Secretary/Treasurer, 341-1711, 97 Madawaska Rd., Palmyra 04965. keepsondancing@yahoo.com
  • Beth Hutchings, President, 989-2705, Hutchings' Greenhouse, 445 Riverside Drive., Eddington 04428. hutchgnhse@yahoo.com
  • Karen Ramsey, Vice President, 825-4707, Ledgewood Gardens, 563 Johnson Mill Rd., Orrington 04474. ledgewood123@msn.com

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