40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Melina Ferrandino


Glendora Gardens Inc., Glendora, California

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Melina’s first job after college was successfully managing a 10-acre retail/wholesale nursery and piloting the business through a recession. Responsible for bringing together investors (including herself) to purchase the nursery that she managed for 15 years, saving the jobs of more than 20 longtime employees.


Practice, Practice, Practice: Melina is a trained Reiki practitioner — a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.

Fun Facts

Favorite Read: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë. “I love the spirited vigor of Jane’s internal state and how she disliked the hypocrisy in the people around her ... she was loved for her artistry and character rather than wealth and beauty. Qualities that I find more worthy of love.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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