Woodland Tulip Festival
The Netherlands— Birth of a Dream
By Deborah Yates - The Lewis River Review
IN THIS TWO PART STORY, the Dobbes
share their personal history—an inspiring
tale of the driving forces that led to
their eventual move to the United States
and a new life. Holland America Bulb
Farm and its sister corporations are the
result of the hard work and determination
of just one family that immigrated to
America. The Tulip Festival is the Dobbe
family's way of sharing their love of the
craft of bulb and flower husbandry and
a way to support and promote the city of
Woodland as well...click here to download and read this story.
|Bloomin' Bottoms - By Sally Ousley|
The Daily News - Longview, WA
WOODLAND -- Benno Dobbe, 53, remembers doing field work with horses on his father's farm in Holland. They pulled weeds and topped flowers by hand, spread straw over the bulbs as protection from the winter cold and shoveled the straw off the fields in the spring.
"When I was 15 years old, we got our first tractor," a 30-horsepower Massey-Ferguson...click here to read more.
From Holland to America, with experience and a vision, many dreams became reality!|
The combination of dreams, experience and vision lead Benno, Klazina, and their 3 children to emigrate from Holland to America in 1980. Since their arrival, Benno became the owner and CEO of several successful companies in the flower and bulb industry...click here to read more.
Proud to be Americans!