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Links & Resources | Eco-friendly Products

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Regional greenhouse growers have come together to form the Maumee Valley Growers (MVG). MVG is an industry-based association committed to sustaining and growing the greenhouse industry in northwest Ohio. The Maumee Valley Growers are committed to the following principles:
• Marketing only the highest quality plants possible under the Maumee Valley Growers logo.
• Increasing demand through awareness and preference of quality, locally grown products from our regional growers.
• Improving grower efficiency and profits through joint problem solving and networking to share best practices and resources.
• Growing our local economy by supporting new businesses that can supply our northwest Ohio greenhouse/nursery network.

Links:

Maumee Valley Growers is a not-for-profit association of regional growers who are committed to sustaining and growing the local economy. Through a collaborative process of sharing resources and knowledge, we identify solutions to commonly shared problems.
http://www.maumeevalleygrowers.com/
 Maumee Valley Growers explains why it is important to support local growers:
http://www.maumeevalleygrowers.com/docs/gardenResources/Home_Grown_Greenhouses.pdf

The University of Toledo’s Intermodal Transportation Institute is a leader in transportation issues and the movement of goods in the Great Lakes Region.
http://www.utoledo.edu/research/ITI/index.html

A recent survey shows that many consumers prefer locally-grown, sustainable foods and plants:
http://www.livescience.com/health/080610-local-food.html

In 2007, the Oxford American dictionary named “locavore” the word of the year:
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/344/locavore.html

And the trend is catching on:
http://www.wtol.com/Global/Story.asp?S=8366994

More info from these organizations:
Center for Innovative Food Technology
http://www.eisc.org/video/greenproducts_video-rev1.php?stat=v

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