GCA GROW releases new ‘Poisonous Plants’ module

Company: The Garden Centre Association

The Garden Centre Association GCA has introduced a new module on identifying hazardous plants through its Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) learning platform.

The GCA’s ‘Poisonous Plants’ GROW module highlights indoor and outdoor plants that are dangerous to humans and pets.

Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROW at the GCA, said: “… A surprising number of indoor and outdoor plants, that are popular with our members’ customers, pose a hazard to humans and pets alike so this module has been produced to help employees identify these plants, provide their customers with the best advice for staying safe around them, as well as what to do if a colleague or customer becomes affected by them.”

The GCA’s GROW modules cover a range of valuable topics to help employees gain knowledge and confidence in products and services to provide customers with the best advice.

The new module is available immediately to existing subscribers and the GROW e-learning facility is available to GCA member garden centres, as well as to Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) garden centre members too.

Currently there are 99 modules and more than 13,000 users across the country.

The 99 modules include a wide range of topics that cover horticulture, customer service, food safety, regulated sales and health and safety.

Garden centres interested in signing up to GROW can enquire online at www.gca.org.uk or contact antony.snow@gca.org.uk or iain.wylie@gca.org.uk to arrange an on-site demonstration or guest access.

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