This is the first year that Maximum Yield Magazine has held an Indoor Gardening Expo in Boston and we were excited to attend both as exhibitors promoting our soils and biochar and as retail industry professionals checking out all the other vendors, both new and familiar, big and small. Boston is such a great city anyway, and adding the indoor garden expo and getting to meet end-users from the east coast just made it all the better.
Friday we set up our trade show booth.
John made sure to bring the heaviest possible items :)
Saturday was industry day, where garden shop owners, commercial growers and hydroponics store owners, and their employees, got to come in and meet the distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers of their favorite products, and to get exposed to new products on the market. My favorite product from the show was Gnatty Nets. Liz and Adam from Gnatty Nets were super nice and I am not just saying that because they recognized our GreenTree Soils bags on the loading dock at the venue from Grow RI in Rhode Island. Gnatty Nets are a very clever answer to fungus gnats and other soil-borne pests. The bags are made out of a mesh that fits over cylindrical growing containers and covers the growing medium, cinching tight around the stem, protecting the soil from fungus gnat infestation. They are breathable and you can water through them or release the cinch to water and then re-tighten.
Sunday was customer day. It was busier on customer day and it was great to meet so many people who have heard of or were already using our products, as well as to spread the GreenTree word to new folks.
All in all, the show was a big success and we look forward to going again next year.