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Nurseries stay green with ‘upcycling’ and recycling work

Issue Date: April 20, 2011
By Kate Campbell

Plant nurseries and retail floral departments are now buzzing with springtime customers, but chances are they're more focused on the beautiful blooms than on the efforts California farmers put into growing healthy plants while protecting the environment. Throughout the state, nursery operators have incorporated sustainable, earth-friendly practices that help them stay profitable while reducing waste and energy use.

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