Today I was able to visit some open garden centers around the region. It was great to see the importance that is being put on customer and employee safety. This is so important! We have promised our industry will set the standard for safety and we need to show we mean what we say. As one of the first industries allowed to re-open we will be under the microscope statewide. Now the media is doing segments on how we are handling being open and seeing if we are following the rules as we have laid out. This is where the rubber hits the road, showing just how seriously we take this. Just remember that the rules can be changed just as fast to close our businesses again if we are seen as a problem in safety. Keep up the great work and make sure you have everything you need to be open.
Now that retail greenhouses and garden centers are allowed to be open, I will not be doing a briefing every day. You have too much to do and I hope I don’t have as much to send out affecting our industry. I will send out briefings as I have news that I think is important. I hope the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council and our daily briefing has been helpful in keeping you up to speed with what was going on in the state. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to send them to us.
Best of luck in this selling season.