Lloyd Traven

Lloyd Traven


Friends and fellow horticulturalists have called Lloyd a 'mad scientist' and 'plant geek' due to his passion for growing quality plants matched only by his commitment to using advanced technology combined with sustainable and organic growing techniques.

Lloyd graduated summa cum laude from Delaware Valley College of Science & Agriculture in 1979 and attended Cornell University Graduate School in floriculture and ornamental horticulture. In the 1980's Lloyd worked in market research and special projects at Ball Seed Company developing Spark Plug, pelleted seed products and worked on the Genesis Seed project.

Lloyd and Candy purchased the Peace Tree Farm property in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1983. They have grown Peace Tree Farm from 'the little greenhouses up on the hill' to an established and respected operation among international horticulture. Lloyd is a technology guru and advocate for small growers, being among the first to successfully invest in sophisticated environmental control systems for their operation. He conducts seminars and makes presentations at growing industry conferences and conventions.

As an author Lloyd has contributed to GMPro Magazine, OFA Bulletin, Greenhouse Product News, Greenhouse Grower, and GrowerTalks. He is a member of the Council of Advisors for GMPro Magazine and Greenhouse Product News. 

Lloyd and Candy are available for speaking engagements and seminars. Please contact us to make arrangements.

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