Feb 4, 2011
New Directors for National Garden BureauSource: National Garden Bureau

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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