Bulb Workshop with Greater Kansas City Gardeners of America
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The speaker is Piet Stuifbergen, of Stuifbergen Bulb Export BV. Piet will show us how to force bulbs, tell about new varieties of bulbs, and give an overview of the direction the bulb industry is headed.
The meeting will begin at 6 PM, with the presentation at 6:30 PM.
More about the presenter: Piet has spent just about his whole life in the bulb business, starting as a young kid peeling bulbs at his uncle’s place, where he got paid about one guilder per basket. After going to a special bulb school at age 13, he graduated at a higher bulb school in the City of Hoorn at 16 years old.
He then started working full time for a large bulb grower and exporter to Canada, where he worked two winters packing bulbs. After that stage he went to work for H. Verdegaal and Sons, a large hyacinth grower and exporter to the USA. He went on the road as their Midwest salesman. After 8 years he started his own company and they have grown ever since.