Hi, I am Dave, the Floor manager at Moore and Moore Garden Center. I will be blogging from time to time and wanted to share a little about myself and what I do here at the Garden Center.
I am from a small town in northern Alabama called Rainsville. Growing up I loved playing sports like baseball, football, basketball, and golf. My first love was always baseball and I pursued it throughout college and beyond until an injury took me out of the game. In my spare time, I played golf and did all things outdoors! I have always loved being in nature. From a young age on I helped my grandparents with their gardening/farming. This love for the outdoors and plants started me thinking about a career in the turf/grass industry at an early age. In high school, I helped get the ballfield ready before each game. It seemed like I was always working on the turf and I truly enjoyed it.
Thus, beginning my unofficial start in the horticulture field. Since then I have taken a real interest in soil types, fertilizers, and plants. I found myself studying to learn more about them. After veering off of course for a while in the sales field, I decided to get serious about making this field a career choice. It was at that point, I got my degree in Horticulture, with a background in turf and soils. I haven’t looked back! In fact, it has become a family thing because my wife and dog love the outdoors as much as I do. We try and spend as much time outdoors as possible, learning and exploring the environment around us.
I have been employed with Moore and Moore Garden Center for the past 6 year+. I truly enjoy helping the people I meet on a daily basis learn to care for and select plants to enhance their environment.
I hope I can be helpful and shed a little light on the matter. LOL! Pun intended! There is always something new to learn and I will try my best to share those things with you! ~Dave