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Plants Without Borders Offers Reliable Access To Untapped Supply Of High-end Plants In Southeast Asia And South America

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Plants Without Borders Offers Reliable Access To Untapped Supply Of High-end Plants In Southeast Asia And South America

January 08
02:57 2022
Plants Without Borders Offers Reliable Access To Untapped Supply Of High-end Plants In Southeast Asia And South America
An increasing number of indigenous growers have joined the Cooperative to alleviate supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures threatening family-owned nurseries and garden centers in the United States

January 7, 2022 – As part of its efforts to help American small businesses save money by giving them access to fresh sources of supply, Plants Without Borders has successfully created a reliable system that provides access to an untapped supply of high-end plants from Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America. 

“We’ve established strategic cooperative relationships with international suppliers to build a seamless and functional system that is both reliable and affordable. We started in May of 2021, and since then, our order value in $ terms has increased by 3000%.” – Mark Javier, Owner of Plants Without Borders.

According to USDA, 1,503 (12%) of family-owned operations in horticulture went out of business from 2014-2019. Issues ranging from supply chain disruptions, inflation, and labor shortages present economic obstacles that many of these businesses can barely surmount. 

However, with the new democratized access being presented by Plants Without Borders, Corporate members now have easy and consistent access to high-end varieties that Vice News claims can only be gotten from elite sellers or from trading with insiders.

“Over the last four years, Millennials have come to dominate the horticultural market and have created whole new online plant subcultures. The most desirable specimens are often the finickiest ones. Cultivated from so-called “exotic” species Native to Latin America and Southeast Asia. You can’t get them in random garden shops. Only from elite sellers or by trading with insiders.” -Vice News.

Mr. Ade Adinata, CEO of Minaqu Home Nature – the leading exporter of ornamental plants in Indonesia, has expressed his confidence in Plants Without Borders “Over the last four years, Millennials have come to dominate the horticultural market and have created whole new online plant subcultures.

“Mark’s mission of enabling global market access for small businesses and small farmers alike is an initiative we as a company are wholeheartedly aligned with. We are excited to help alleviate the supply chain disruptions currently being experienced in the United States. And feel confident that working with Plant Without Borders will change the status quo and help more businesses thrive in these uncertain times.” – Mr. Ade Adinata.

The California-grown, BIPOC family-owned, member-funded Cooperative operates an online grower-direct marketplace for rare and exotic houseplants.

Dr. Bridget Behe, the leading horticultural researcher in the United States, has also expressed confidence in Mark’s mastery of the industry. Speaking on his ma“Mark gets it. He really understands the market dynamics.”

As a wholesale supplier of bare-root and finished plants, Plants Without Borders is a proud member of the Florida Nursery Growers And Landscape Association as well as the AmericanHort – the two leading trade associations in the US Horticulture industry.

As expressed on their official website, the main goal of the AmericanHort is to “unite, promote, and advance the horticulture industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research.” The association unites us all—growers, retailers, breeders, suppliers, distributors, designers, landscapers, educators, researchers, and manufacturers—into a single, robust community where they can network and rely on the strengths of other members to forge ahead in the industry. 

FNGLA, on the other hand, is the nation’s largest state nursery and landscape association. FNGLA represents Florida’s environmental horticulture industry which generated $25.4 billion total output sales in 2018 and directly employed 242,000 people.

Both associations are part of the leading trade associations for plants in America and have objectives that align with the goals and mission of Plants Without Borders.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTvzbppCXdM

For more information, please contact below.

Media Contact
Company Name: Plants Without Borders
Contact Person: Anna Domingo
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City: Oakland
State: California
Country: United States
Website: https://www.plantswithoutborders.org/

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