Head Grower, Dallas Johnson Greenhouse
Steve Garvey is the Head Grower at Dallas Johnson Greenhouses (#16 on Greenhouse Grower’s 2021 Top 100 Growers list) in Council Bluffs, IA, and Greenhouse Grower’s 2021 Medal of Excellence Grower of the Year award winner. Garvey started his growing career at Gurney’s/Henry Fields when he was in high school. He graduated with a degree in Horticulture from South Dakota State University. After college, he took a position as the Head Grower at an independent garden center in Omaha, NE, a position he held for more than 14 years. Garvey has been the Head Grower at Dallas Johnson for a little more than six years, and he says it “is a grower’s dream job.” He takes pride in Dallas Johnson’s high-quality plant material and is focused on using the newest growing technology, new media components, and good genetics to produce unrivaled quality plants from seed and unrooted cuttings to finish containers.