Scientific Culture Week
As part of Science Culture Week, we took the opportunity to talk to people who are passionate about science at Berger. Our colleague Marc Charland, Director – Research and Development, generously offered to talk to us about his passion and his role within the organization.
Scientific Culture Week
Scientific Culture Week At Berger, we give great importance to respect for the environment and the sound management of resources. And to achieve this, we believe it is essential to invest in research and work closely with the scientific community. It is this way of thinking that has made us an industry leader in restoring natural environments and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. – As an organization, we are also very proud of the work accomplished, year after year, by our people in the field. The achievement of our restoration objectives is only possible thanks to the collaboration between the natural resource management team and those responsible for the peat harvesting sites in order to welcome researchers and provide them with all the support they need in their work. Each of Berger’s harvesting sites has a rehabilitation plan. These plans […]
When the Berger Green Finds Multiple Translations
Reportage «EMPLOYEE REPORT» When the Berger Green Finds Multiple Translations For one year now, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Jocelyn Picknell-Tremblay, a cheerful, committed person who’s always available to lend a helping hand. Some of us like to refer to him respectfully as the Recycling Police, but he’s also known as the Music Lover or the Healthy Meal Deliveryman. Here’s the portrait of a colleague in Customer Service for whom the Berger green finds multiple translations. As soon as he joined the team, Jocelyn immediately showed that he had a big heart, an open mind, and a contagious joie de vivre. Sometimes we even wonder if it was Jocelyn who chose Berger and not the other way around! In his daily life as well as at work, he is committed to protecting the environment through eco-responsible initiatives such […]
Women in Horticulture interviews Valérie Berger
Valérie Berger was pleased to be part of the “Women in Horticulture interview series by American Hort”: an educational and inspirational interview series with accomplished women from the green industry.
Everthing has been covered from their accomplishments, gratification, worries and how they overcame the challenges of a family business transition.
This interview is packed with truthfulness and inspirational empowerment guidance.
40 Under 40 Awards
A Berger expert and strong advocate for growers GPN (Greenhouse Product News) recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. Nominated by their peers, this platform highlights their passion, leadership and innovative thinking. We are very proud to announce that Pierre-Marc de Champlain, our Director of Technical Services, has been selected for the Class of 2020 by the GPN magazine for its Forty under 40 program. As the Director of Tech Services, he has made a significant contribution to the horticultural industry. Thanks to his management of our team of technical advisors, he helps growers to optimize yields and improve their profitability. He always thinks ahead of the curve, helping to address growers’ daily challenges and helping us to improve all the products we provide. Thanks so much […]
Forty under 40 Perspectives
Adapting to Change By John Santoro If you would have told me six years ago that I would be writing an article about sales instead of growing, I probably would not have believed it, but here we are. I love growing plants, watching racks of plants get loaded onto trucks, the deafening crescendo of spring where you have no idea how you will get it all planted, grown and shipped are things I lived off of for 15 years. I had always wanted to try sales, and thanks to my loving wife for her support and Berger for the opportunity, I found out, not only am I actually good at it, I really enjoy it as well. Being able to see other growing operations all over the country have been and exhilarating and humbling experience to say the least. The […]
Update – Coronavirus Situation
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve and change our daily lives, we are proud to be able to count on an experienced team to collectively overcome this unprecedented challenge. In the current context, there is only one certainty: preserving the health and safety of our employees remains at the heart of our priorities. We are very proud of the rapid and proactive reaction of our teams in implementing all the necessary preventive measures in our plants and administrative offices. Since March 11, all our hygiene protocols have been reinforced and a management committee monitors Canadian and American government announcements in real time, as well as those of public health agencies, in order to communicate clear recommendations and directives to our teams. Recognized as a major player in the sphagnum peat moss and growing media industry, Berger is also a […]
Berger and the Coronavirus Situation
For immediate dissemination Saint-Modeste (Québec), March 23, 2020 – At a time when governments are implementing policies to stem the spread of the coronavirus, at Berger, we continue to deploy every effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, our business partners and the communities. Despite the social distancing that is necessary, we are still very close to our teams and customers. Given the seriousness of the situation, we firmly believe that we can make a real difference for the overall health of our communities. As soon as the threat of COVID-19 became apparent, we quickly formed a management committee and put in place an action plan. A comprehensive supply chain assessment was also conducted to minimize the impact on our operations and ensure stability, and we will continue to support our customers as well as the […]