Greenstreet Growers announces the addition of Cody McKee as Assistant Grower for seasonal product. In addition to assisting the Head Grower, Cody will be responsible for crop documentation, inventory control, integrated pest management, and plant database maintenance. He will also ensure that the growing team is following the latest and best practices for greenhouse culture to maintain optimal efficiencies and quality.
Cody grew up in the horticulture business, having worked his family farm from a young age. He received his bachelors degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee-Martin and a masters degree in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University. Cody spent four years as a research associate for Monsanto in Leesburg, GA, where he assisted in corn-hybrid research for regional applications, as well as maintained inventory and data for breeding trials.
“Our growing operation is a key component to our company, as a whole, since it serves our retail, wholesale, landscaping, and rooting divisions,” says Ray Greenstreet, owner of Greenstreet Growers. “Since we have based our business model on vertical integration, it is imperative that quality and efficiency are maintained at the highest level. Having Cody assist us in watching over these important details is going to move us to the next level as a company.”
Greenstreet Growers was founded in Lothian, MD in 2000 as a wholesale grower of cuttings, flowers, and plants. They supply product to landscapers and other wholesale customers. Greenstreet Gardens also is one of the country’s premier retailer and growing garden centers. The Maryland location is located at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian, and the newest location, which opened in spring of 2012, is at 1721 West Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia.