Better quality, faster production of Al’s Flower Pouch
Christmas has come early at A.M.A. Horticulture with a new machine to produce Al’s Flower Pouch, the original vertical garden in a bag.
“With this new machine, we’re able to continue delivering top quality Al’s Flower Pouches at a more efficient rate of production,” says Rick Bradt, managing director of A.M.A. Horticulture. “That’s good news for the many growers, garden centres, distributors and home gardeners who count on this solution.”
A.M.A.’s production team is kicking things into high gear, getting Al’s Flower Pouch orders out the door to meet the need for the coming season.
“It’s been exciting to see the growing interest in this vertical gardening solution,” says Amanda Wolfe, who handles Al’s Flower Pouch sales for the A.M.A. team.” Now with a new machine ready to go, we’re looking forward to a great year ahead!”
Amanda is pictured below (centre) along with Dietrich Wiebe (left), who handles A.M.A. maintenance, and Rene Van Paassen (right), who is oversees A.M.A.’s production.
Al’s Flower Pouch was invented by late company founder, Allen Monsma, in 1992 and since then has been sold in over 20 countries worldwide, with A.M.A. remaining the exclusive manufacturer, producing the pouches in Kingsville, Ontario.
A Creative Niche
Al’s Flower Pouch inspires creativity, with growers and home gardeners using the pouch to plant up everything from herbs (as seen here) to strawberries to succulents. And most recently, a gorgeous evergreen Christmas swag!
As a niche vertical planter, Al’s Flower Pouch gets plants up off the ground for easy maintenance. It’s designed to hang flat against walls, balconies, fences, patios and more.
For growers and garden centres, Al’s Flower Pouch also helps improve ROI by optimizing unused greenhouse space. Walls, under gutters and gable ends can be turned into productive, revenue generating space without sacrificing other crops and the pouches work with existing irrigation systems.
Last year, A.M.A. launched a new website to capture creative uses of Al’s Flower Pouch and help growers ‘think outside the basket’. The site features image galleries from growers and home gardeners around the world, as well as helpful how-to videos and tips on topics such as filling, planting and watering pouches.
Al’s Flower Pouch is a proud partner of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (BTFC). Since 2003, pouches sold in Canada are printed with the BTFC logo and website address to help raise awareness and put important information into the hands of Canadians who need it. A portion of proceeds from the sale of Al’s Flower Pouch in Canada goes directly to the foundation, too. To date, A.M.A. has raised more than $100,000.
This cause is near and dear to A.M.A. Connie and Rick Bradt, owners and managing directors of A.M.A., explain why in this video.
A.M.A. thanks all of the growers, garden centres, distributors and home gardeners who have helped support BTFC through the sale of Al’s Flower Pouch.