New Directors for National Garden Bureau

February 4, 2011 - 09:13

At a recent meeting during the ASTA Flower & Vegetable Seed Conference, the National Garden Bureau elected two new directors to the Board.

At a recent meeting during the ASTA Flower & Vegetable Seed Conference in California, the National Garden Bureau elected two new directors to its Board.

National Garden Bureau announced that the two new directors are: Mark Schermer of Fides North America and Jen Calhoun of Ernst Benary of America.

“Today we have a unique opportunity to use technology and social media to not only provide useful information, but to create an interactive energy around gardening. I look forward to helping National Garden Bureau bring that excitement to the home gardener,” says Calhoun about her goal for NGB. Inspired by some European initiatives, Dutch-born Schermer brings an international perspective to the board. ”Let’s think outside the box to create awareness for what gardening can do for individuals and society," he said. National Garden Bureau’s Officers are: President Stephanie Turner of Park Seed, Vice President Duane Sinning of Floranova Ltd. and Treasurer/Past President Bill Watson of Grimes Horticulture.

Other National Garden Bureau Directors are: Marvin Anderson, Alf Christianson Seed Co.; Mike Huggett, American Takii, Inc.; Janis Kieft, Botanical Interests; Gene Milstein, Applewood Seed Co.; Miles Rogers, Seeds By Design; Claire Watson, Ball Horticultural Co.; Rudy Westenberg, Hem Genetics BV.

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