01/02/14 - 6:12pm
While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry’s visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come.
Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix.
So what are the prospects for gardening in the year 2020 and beyond? Some responses from the long-term thinkers:
Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa.: