One Green World Wins Best Award

One Green World/Northwoods Nursery has been honored with a BEST Practices for Sustainability for Small Companies award. Since 1993, the BEST Awards have been presented annually to Portland, Ore.-area companies demonstrating excellence in business practices that promote economic growth and environmental benefits.

Northwoods Nursery, the company’s wholesale face, and One Green World, its retail face, grow and sell unique fruiting edibles and unusual ornamentals on 66 acres in Molalla.

In addition to greening their own operations, One Green World strives to educate its customers about sustainable practices. Every retail invoice displays the amount of carbon dioxide the customers’ plants will remove from the atmosphere per year. Staff also talk to customers about invasive plant species and their impact on the environment and offer alternatives.

Industry Veteran Scarborough Dies

Stanley Scarborough

Stanley Scarborough, 57, berry industry veteran died April 29, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Scarborough was a dedicated leader in the fruit and vegetable industry. He began in the berry industry in 1988, working with Donnie Morris at Baxley Sunbelt. Prior to joining SunnyRidge, Scarborough was partner and manager of Appling Farms in his hometown of Baxley, Ga. In 2001, he joined SunnyRidge Farm and continued to run the Baxley farm, newly named Blueberry Farms of Georgia. In 2004, Scarborough was appointed operations manager at SunnyRidge Farm. He was also a pioneer of the Georgia and North Carolina blackberry program for SunnyRidge Farm.

Scarborough also served on the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) board of directors and was most recently elected to serve a two-year term as the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association president. Prior to his election as president, Scarborough was a long-time member of the GFVGA, serving three years as a board director, two years as second vice president and two years as first vice president.

The Mixon family has established a memorial fund in honor of Scarborough; funds will be used for the continued betterment of the berry industry. SunnyRidge Farm, Inc. will be matching each donated dollar. Donations can be made to the Stanley Scarborough Memorial Fund and sent to P.O. Box 3036, Winter Haven, FL 33885.