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Northern Lights Hydro featured in the February issue of "The American Cultivator"
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When Joe Alfery, co-owner of Northern Lights Hydroponics signed up for classes at Oakland Community College, he didn’t know he’d end up partnering with the school; he was just there to broaden his education. You see, Joe digs plants. Everything about them. His goal is to finish a Bachelor degree at Michigan State University in horticultural sciences so he can teach. A stepping stone to that was an Associate degree from the community college.With his experience running a hydroponics store, Joe brought a bit more to the classroom than the average student. And he noticed a distinct lack of information about hydroponics. The college was behind the times and the instructors, well-trained in horticulture, hadn’t yet realized how big indoor hydro had become. But they listened with interest when Joe talked enthusiastically about new developments and what he was offering (and selling!) at his store.After a visit to his business, a few of the professors asked Joe if he’d help them set up a system at the college, and a partnership was born. Joe’s role was to sell and service a small hydroponics table (12 sq ft) and lighting. This size seemed ideal for classroom purposes – small enough to be manageable, yet large enough to show, and teach, all the essentials that come with modern hydroponics.  The new system gives the college the ability to show students the actual effects of pH and nutrient variations on growing plants. The teachers will be able to selectively adjust different properties and grow crops in a season shortened to fit the class schedule. Most importantly, the set up installed by Joe will fill an education gap, adding hydroponics to instruction already available. It’s a natural extension of what has emerged in the growing community: hydro stores have become an educational resource where mentoring is the rule, rather than the exception. The partnership with Oakland Community College is a good example of the skills and passion the “cultivation culture” has to offer. Over many years of trial and error, our community has gained a great deal of practical experience and learned vital techniques. Way to go, Joe!

Northern Lights Hydroponic & Garden Supply Receives 2012 Best of Madison Heights Award

Press Release
Northern Lights Hydroponic & Garden Supply Receives 2012 Best of Madison Heights Award
Madison Heights Award Program Honors the Achievement
MADISON HEIGHTS September 3, 2012 -- 
Northern Lights Hydroponic & Garden Supply has been selected for the 2012 Best of Madison Heights Award in the Gardeners category by the Madison Heights Award Program.Each year, the Madison Heights Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Madison Heights area a great place to live, work and play.Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Madison Heights Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Madison Heights Award Program and data provided by third parties.About Madison Heights Award ProgramThe Madison Heights Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Madison Heights area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.The Madison Heights Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.