March 1, 2016

Canadian green professionals to tour Israel

John and Kelly Schroeder of Valleybrook Gardens in Abbotsford B.C., and Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ont., will host a horticultural tour through Israel from Oct. 24 to Nov. 7. The group will visit greenhouses, garden centres and nurseries to learn from a world leader in horticultural exports and irrigation technology. Held every other year since 2001, the Schroeder’s have led tours through Chile, South Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and India, among other exotic and interesting locales.

“The goal of these trips is to learn a few things about how other countries do horticulture,” Schroeder says. “There’s a light business component; we don’t tour operations all day, every day. We certainly enjoy taking advantage of the great food and scenery each country has to offer as well.”

Group sizes typically range between 12-18 members of the grower and retailer industries. For more information, contact John Schroeder at