The Grower website a winner!

The Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) has awarded a gold, first place standing, for website newsworthiness and quality in its 2018 awards competition. The award honours the content creation of Karen Davidson, editor and the website design and maintenance by Carlie Melara. The team effort also recognizes the contributions of monthly columnists:  Jan VanderHout, Owen Roberts, Bruce Kelly, Peter Chapman and Jennifer Morris.


“This is a proud moment for us at The Grower,” said Karen Davidson, editor.  “On a daily basis, we strive for diversity and balance in our reporting, keeping our target audience in mind. It’s a challenging task in a quick-paced world. We try to take our readers from ‘who cares?’ to ‘who knew!’”  


“Awards are a great occasion to thank our advertisers,” adds Carlie Melara. “Without our digital sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to publish and archive so much horticultural news. We now regularly count 19,000+ visitors to the website on a monthly basis.”  


Thanks also goes to professional photographer Glenn Lowson whose pictures often grace the website. Without photos, taken in the dirt or from atop a machine, there would not be the same credibility in The Grower’s horticultural coverage.  


The CFWF’s ‘World Wide Website Henry Heald Award’ was sponsored by Bayer CropScience, and was among a dozen categories of media excellence recognized at the CFWF 2018 annual conference in Winnipeg.


Second place (silver) went to John Greig ( and third place (bronze) to Laura Rance, (


The Grower delivers bi-monthly podcasts and a ‘Fresh News from The Grower’ electronic news bulletin every Monday morning, to ensure you’re up-to-date for the week ahead. It’s free to anyone in the horticultural industry upon request. To subscribe, click here.


Source: Canadian Farm Writers Federation

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