Monroe, North Carolina
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B.Sc. - The Ohio State University, 1998
Area of emphasis: Horticulture
As a section grower, Lance Herron
manages the annuals production and the propagation for a family owned greenhouse business near Charlotte, North Carolina. A four acre wholesale greenhouse and nursery business, King’s Greenhouse supplies plants to landscapes, interiorscapers and other garden centers. "I'm building on my previous experience and increasing my knowledge in new areas," explains Herron, who previously spent five years working for a large greenhouse facility. Herron is now also responsible for transplanting, cuttings and moving plants as the production assistant.
Herron prides himself in cultivating fellow growers and traditional greenhouse annuals. "Besides my love for growing plants I enjoy teaching people. Whether I'm giving a tour to school children or working with a student assistant, I enjoy conveying the "whys" behind our decisions," he explains.
Herron truly enjoys his work, "Because plants are fun, there's no other way to put it, it's a joy to watch a plug being germinated, grown, transplanted, and mature into a beautiful plant that people will pay for." Herron equates his satisfaction to that of an artist, "It's fun to be able to work with plants, get a plant to grow the way you want it to grow -- it's like being an artist."