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From Garden Center's Daily Dirt:

Oregon nurseries adopt sustainable techniques

Oregon growers are making efforts to incorporate environmentally sustainable
growing practices into their businesses, OregonLive.com reported. A 12-member task force of growers,
retailers and wholesalers met for the first time last week to begin mapping out
a multiyear effort to develop greener business practices and satisfy growing
consumer demand in sustainable agriculture. "Some people back East are already
suggesting that it's more sustainable to buy locally than from a distant West
Coast supplier," said John Aguirre, executive director of the Oregon Association
of Nurseries. "We know that isn't necessarily