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EP56 - Cultivating Connections: A Journey with Rise Agricultural Design Group
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EP56 - Cultivating Connections: A Journey with Rise Agricultural Design Group

Welcome back to another episode of The Plant Movement Podcast! On this Episode your host, Willie Rodriguez, embark on a journey with John and Alexander from Rise Agricultural Design Group, where the intersection of nature and human creativity blossoms into visionary landscapes. In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of landscape architecture with John and Alexander, who seamlessly blend their expertise in design, science, art, and community engagement. Together, they share how their passion for natural flora and innovative design led them to establish Rise Agricultural Design Group, a beacon of creativity and sustainability in the industry. Join us as we explore their unique story, from their serendipitous meeting on social media to their collaborative journey towards crafting meaningful outdoor spaces. Discover how their complementary skills and shared vision enable them to strike a harmonious balance between creativity and practicality, form and function. Through insightful anecdotes and inspiring anecdotes, John and Alexander unveil the intricacies of their process, from conceptualization to installation, highlighting the importance of collaboration, experimentation, and environmental stewardship along the way. Rise Architectural Design Group (Naples, Florida) Contact: https://riselandcare.com/contact-us Web: www.riselandcare.com IG: www.instagram.com/rise_adg The Plant Movement Podcast Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320 Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
EP55 - Investing Big in the Future of Horticulture
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EP55 - Investing Big in the Future of Horticulture

In this episode of The Plant Movement Podcast, Eddie and Willie sit down and delve into the details of Willie's latest investment venture for his wholesale nursery, A's Ornamental Nursery. Tune in as Willie shares insights into their bold move to acquire a sprawling 20-acre property for their wholesale nursery, a decision involving a staggering $3 million investment. Eddie wastes no time in asking the burning questions, starting with why they chose this particular location for expansion. Willie sheds light on the strategic advantages of the new property, from its proximity to key markets to the fertile soil conditions ideal for nurturing a diverse range of ornamental plants. As they explore the rationale behind such a significant financial commitment, Willie emphasizes the long-term benefits of investing in the infrastructure and resources necessary for sustainable growth. Amidst uncertain economic times, Willie's unwavering confidence in the future of horticulture serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging listeners not to shy away from seizing opportunities even when the outlook appears less than favorable. Join Eddie and Willie as they champion the spirit of innovation and resilience in the world of plant cultivation, proving that with vision and determination, every investment has the potential to blossom into success. Tune in to this enlightening episode of The Plant Movement Podcast, and let the seeds of inspiration take root in your own entrepreneurial journey. The Plant Movement Podcast Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320 Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
EP54 - From a Calathea Plant to Nationwide Growth with Daniel & Joshua, Growth Pointe, LLC
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EP54 - From a Calathea Plant to Nationwide Growth with Daniel & Joshua, Growth Pointe, LLC

On this episode of The Plant Movement Podcast, your host Willie Rodriguez sits down with the dynamic duo behind Growth Pointe, LLC, Daniel and Joshua. At the tender age of 23, these two entrepreneurs have already made waves in the world of plant enthusiasts by shipping green goodness across the entirety of the United States. Their journey began in 2019 with a serendipitous encounter with a Calathea plant, where their last $30 turned into the seed for what would eventually bloom into Growth Pointe. From humble beginnings to nationwide success, Daniel and Joshua share the inspiring story of how they transformed their passion for plants into a thriving online business. Tune in as they delve into the challenges they faced, the lessons they learned, and the strategies they employed to nurture their business growth. Whether you're a seasoned plant aficionado or just starting to cultivate your green thumb, this episode promises to inspire and motivate with its tale of perseverance, entrepreneurship, and the power of plants. So grab your favorite succulent, settle into your favorite spot, and join us for an insightful conversation with the brilliant minds behind Growth Pointe, LLC. Intro “The Plant Movement Anthem” by Mprove Check him out: linktr.ee/mprove_music Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/artist/mprove/1589394672 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5I452ZCM63tVcuBDdI2jdc?si=rdqBMeCsRpmpPRVmQ5CuMw Growth Pointe, LLC Contact: 786-554-0647 IG: https://www.instagram.com/growthpointellc www.growthpointe.univer.se linktr.ee/growthpointellc The Plant Movement Podcast Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320 Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez Audio Production by The one and only Mr. Producer Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
EP53 - First of it’s Kind Marketplace: The Birth of Ship My Plants with Rich Christakes
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EP53 - First of it’s Kind Marketplace: The Birth of Ship My Plants with Rich Christakes

Welcome back to The Plant Movement Podcast! On today's episode, we dive deep into the innovative world of online plant selling with our special guest, Rich Christakes, the creator of Ship My Plants. Ship My Plants isn't just a marketplace; it's a groundbreaking platform designed specifically for plant sellers to thrive in the digital age. Rich shares with us the journey of creating this revolutionary platform, providing a space for plant enthusiasts to connect and transact like never before. As a second-generation owner of Alsip Home & Nursery, a venerable company in the green industry since 1969, Rich brings a wealth of experience and insight. Not only does Alsip Home & Nursery offer a wide array of plants, but they also specialize in home décor and pet supplies, showing their dedication to holistic living. In this episode, Rich shares the inspiration behind Ship My Plants and how it's transforming the consumer horticulture industry. From its inception to its current growth, we explore the challenges and triumphs of building a platform that caters to the evolving needs of plant sellers and enthusiasts alike. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind Ship My Plants and learn how it's shaping the future of online plant commerce. Whether you're a seasoned plant seller or a budding enthusiast, this episode is sure to inspire and educate you on the power of embracing innovation in the green industry. Tune in to The Plant Movement Podcast, and let's embark on this journey together towards a greener, more connected world! Intro “The Plant Movement Anthem” by Mprove Check him out: linktr.ee/mprove_music Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/artist/mprove/1589394672 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5I452ZCM63tVcuBDdI2jdc?si=rdqBMeCsRpmpPRVmQ5CuMw Ship My Plants Contact: https://www.shipmyplants.com/contact/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/shipmyplantsinsta PODCAST: https://open.spotify.com/show/7ccFnLughneZI6q3J6yzWr?si=3o0pVlicQH60hqMOrjTtTw&nd=1&dlsi=7ce2824f949f4451 The Plant Movement Podcast  Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com or willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320  Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast  Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
EP52 - Empowering Blue Collar Workers: Paul Capote “We The Tradesmen”
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EP52 - Empowering Blue Collar Workers: Paul Capote “We The Tradesmen”

In this episode of The Plant Movement Podcast, your host Willie Rodriguez welcomes back a familiar face, Paul Capote from Paul's General Landscaping. However, this time, Paul brings something new to the table – his own podcast venture, "We the Tradesmen". Join Willie and Paul as they delve into the world of blue-collar workers, discussing the significance of Paul's new podcast and its mission to empower those in the landscaping, construction, and related industries. As a returning guest, Paul shares insights into the challenges and triumphs he's faced within the industry and how his experiences have shaped his perspective. From navigating the intricacies of landscaping to fostering a sense of community among tradesmen, Paul's journey is one of dedication and passion. Tune in as Willie and Paul explore the importance of camaraderie, skill-building, and embracing innovation within blue-collar professions. Discover how "We the Tradesmen" aims to elevate the voices of those often overlooked in the workforce, offering a platform for education, inspiration, and solidarity. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring tradesman, this episode promises valuable insights and a renewed appreciation for the vital role blue-collar workers play in shaping our world. Join the conversation and be part of the movement towards greater recognition and respect for the trades. PGL - Paul’s General Landscaping Email: estimates@pglmiami.com Call: (786) 873-8496 IG: https://www.instagram.com/miamilandscaper PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-the-tradesmen/id1731241294?i=1000645503663 The Plant Movement Podcast  Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320  Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast  Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez  Audio Production by The one and only Mr. Producer  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
Ep51 - Springing into Success: Preparing The Green Industry For The Season Ahead
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Ep51 - Springing into Success: Preparing The Green Industry For The Season Ahead

Welcome back to another episode of The Plant Movement Podcast! In this exciting episode, your host Willie Rodriguez is joined by co-founder Eddie Gonzalez as they delve into the crucial topic of Spring Preparation for wholesale plant nurseries, garden centers, and landscapers. As the seasons change and the warmer weather approaches, it's essential for businesses in the green industry to be well-prepared. Willie and Eddie explore the key benefits of spring preparation, highlighting how it contributes to increased sales and customer satisfaction. They share practical strategies to meet the heightened demand during this bustling season, emphasizing the importance of inventory management to ensure that popular plants are readily available. Moreover, the discussion extends to the pivotal role of marketing in promoting spring offerings and attracting customers. Willie and Eddie explore innovative technological advancement tools that can assist businesses in streamlining operations and enhancing customer experiences. From digital marketing strategies to inventory tracking systems, they provide insights into leveraging technology to stay ahead in the competitive landscape. Tune in to this episode of The Plant Movement Podcast to gain valuable insights and practical tips for gearing up for spring success in the wholesale plant industry! Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this conversation is sure to inspire and inform your spring preparations. The Plant Movement Podcast  Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320  Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast  Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez  Audio Production by The one and only Mr. Producer  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
2024 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) with The Plant Movement Podcast
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2024 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) with The Plant Movement Podcast

🌿 Join us on an exciting journey through the lush greenery of the 2024 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) with The Plant Movement podcast! Hosted by the dynamic duo, Willie Rodriguez and Eddie Gonzalez, this special episode takes you behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated events in the world of tropical plants. 🎙️ Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of foliage as Willie and Eddie explore the TPIE, capturing the essence of the expo through fascinating interviews with random companies. From innovative plant varieties to cutting-edge technologies, The Plant Movement podcast leaves no leaf unturned! 🌺 Get ready to witness the beauty of the show through stunning visuals that showcase the diversity and splendor of tropical plants. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or just discovering your green thumb, this episode is a must-watch for anyone passionate about the world of botanical wonders. 📸 Prepare to be enchanted by the enchanting landscapes, unique plant species, and the latest trends in the industry. The Plant Movement podcast is your ultimate guide to all things green, and the TPIE 2024 episode is a testament to the podcast's commitment to bringing you the best in the world of plants. 🌱 Don't miss out on this green extravaganza – hit play, subscribe, and join The Plant Movement as we delve into the heart of the 2024 Tropical Plant International Expo! Let the foliage fascination begin! 🌿🎉 #ThePlantMovement #TPIE2024 #GreenJourney #PlantEnthusiast #botanicaladventure 0:00 - TPIE Intro 0:29 - John Smith & Sons Carts 1:25 - Cravo Cooling Houses 3:30 - Ship my Plants 6:38 - Bloom Catch 7:56 - Tom the Turner 9:47 - Plant Proper 11:33 - 305 Farms 12:37 - The Plant Guy 13:52 - Twin Palms 15:29 - Outro 🔗 Connect with The Plant Movement: Subscribe to our channel for more plant-inspired content! Follow us on social media for behind-the-scenes updates. Join our community of plant lovers and share your TPIE experiences. Get ready for a plant-filled adventure like never before! The Plant Movement is bringing the TPIE 2024 experience to your screens – don't miss out on the botanical magic. 🌿🌺 #ThePlantMovement #TPIE2024 #TropicalPlants #PlantEnthusiastsUnite
EP50 - Bringing Greenery to Your Doorstep: The Coastal Roots Greenery Story
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EP50 - Bringing Greenery to Your Doorstep: The Coastal Roots Greenery Story

Join us on the latest episode of The Plant Movement podcast as your host, Willie Rodriguez, sits down with the inspiring Ashley Burnett, the visionary owner of Coastal Roots Greenery. Ashley takes us on a journey from her unique background in the Beneficial Insects department at Disney, through becoming a Police Officer in Virginia, to her current venture as the creator of a botanical oasis on wheels. Coastal Roots Greenery is not your typical plant shop – it's a mobile plant trailer that brings exotic interior plants directly to you. Imagine strolling through a local festival or event, and suddenly, you stumble upon a vibrant array of botanical wonders on wheels! Ashley shares her passion for plants, her experiences at Disney, and the interesting turn of events that led her to establish Coastal Roots Greenery in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Discover the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into curating a mobile plant haven, serving the Southern Georgia and Northern Florida market. Ashley's dedication to bringing greenery to communities is both heartwarming and inspiring, making Coastal Roots Greenery a true beacon of plant passion. Tune in to The Plant Movement podcast to gain insight into Ashley's fascinating background, the evolution of Coastal Roots Greenery, and the joy that comes from sharing the beauty of exotic plants with the world. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or just developing your green thumb, this episode promises to cultivate your love for all things botanical. Coastal Roots Greenery Email: coastalrootsgreenery@gmail.com Call: (904)701-0080 Web: https://www.coastalrootsgreenery.com IG: @coastalrootsgreenery The Plant Movement Podcast  Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320  Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast  Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez  Audio Production by The one and only Mr. Producer  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
EP49 - "Thriving in Green: Reflecting on 2023 and Preparing for Growth in 2024"
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EP49 - "Thriving in Green: Reflecting on 2023 and Preparing for Growth in 2024"

Join us on the latest episode of The Plant Movement podcast, where your hosts Willie Rodriguez and Co-host Eddie Gonzalez take a stroll down the garden path to reflect on the incredible year that was and share insights on how to prepare for a flourishing 2024 in the green industry. In this special episode, Willie and Eddie recap the highlights and key takeaways from the insightful conversations with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts that graced the podcast throughout the year. From horticulture breakthroughs to landscape design innovations, and everything in between, 2023 has been a year of growth, learning, and inspiration. The duo revisits memorable moments, favorite guest interviews, and the valuable lessons shared by professionals in the horticulture, landscape, plant nurseries, and garden center sectors. From navigating challenges to seizing opportunities, each episode has been a journey of discovery for both hosts and listeners alike. As the episode unfolds, Willie and Eddie offer strategic insights and practical tips on how businesses in the green industry can leverage the lessons learned in 2023 to position themselves for success in the coming year. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding entrepreneur in the plant world, this episode provides actionable advice for cultivating business growth and thriving in the evolving landscape of the green industry. Get ready to dig deep into the soil of knowledge, plant the seeds of success, and watch your endeavors bloom in 2024. Tune in to The Plant Movement podcast and join Willie and Eddie as they guide you through the past, present, and future of the green industry. It's time to cultivate success, one episode at a time. Overview: Highlights and Challenges in the Green Industry for 2023: -Learned to be more fearless and go after opportunities -Key challenges: price increases, shortage of quality products -Emerging trends: increased desire for knowledge and learning in the industry -Categories to feature in 2024: Farm Credit, FNGA members, irrigation companies, tree trimmers, shade house providers, innovative tech companies in the industry Opportunities for Listeners to Contribute: -DM or email with questions, ideas, or topics for the show -Engage in discussions on social media posts -Participate in events and collaborations, such as the upcoming project at Amelia Earhart Park Advice for Thriving in the Green Industry: -Give 100% in everything you do, even if it goes unnoticed -Never stop learning and seeking knowledge -Face your fears and take risks -Prioritize value over profits and focus on solving problems for others -Invest fearlessly in yourself and your business -Build relationships and connections in the industry Practices and Habits that Contributed to Success: -Building relationships and bringing value to customers -Thinking outside the box and innovating -Investing in knowledge and education -Being fearless in investing and taking calculated risks -Prioritizing value and service over immediate profits Personal Projects and Collaborations for 2024: -Launching Nursery Growers project to provide affordable access to plant growers -Expanding Plan Logistics services with GPS tracking and high-quality deliveries -Collaborating with different industry professionals and companies to bring value and solutions to the industry Opportunities for Listeners to Participate and Contribute: -Engage in discussions and provide feedback through DMs, emails, and social media -Share knowledge and experiences on the podcast or in live discussions -Collaborate on projects and events to promote knowledge and networking in the industry Personal Advice for Individuals in the Industry: -Give 100% in your work and always seek to bring value -Never stop learning and investing in your own growth and education -Face your fears and take risks to grow and thrive in your career -Prioritize value and problem-solving for others over personal gain -Invest fearlessly in yourself and your business, and focus on long-term growth and success The Plant Movement Podcast  Email: eddie@theplantmovementnetwork.com & willie@theplantmovementnetwork.com Call: (305) 216-5320  Web: https://www.theplantmovement.com Follow Us: IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantmovementpodcast  Visuals and Recording by Eddie EVDNT Gonzalez  Audio Production by The one and only Mr. Producer  Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast/youtube video are for informational and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my posts is appropriate for you or anyone else. By listening to this podcast/youtube video, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found in this podcast/youtube video.
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