Apr 19, 2019
AmericanHort to Honor Interior Plantscapers

AmericanHort has announced the 2019 inductees to the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame – Rich Batcho, CLT, of Batch-O-Blooms, and Steve Decker and Phil Feinman of Architectural Supplements (ASI).

The AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame honors individuals of integrity whose personal dedication provides great leadership in the development and growth of the interior plantscape industry. Individuals nominated must have contributed a minimum of 15 years to the development and permanent betterment of the interiorscape industry.

Batcho, Decker and Feinman will be honored during the Plantscape Awards Celebration on July 14, during the Cultivate’19 trade show and conference.

Rich Batcho

Rich Batcho, CLT, of Batch-O-Blooms, is best known for promoting industry education throughout the country via AmericanHort, ALCA/PLANET/NALP, PIA and TPIE, and he was instrumental in the genesis of the Mid-Atlantic Interior Landscape Committee of Penn State Extension and reviving the Longwood Garden Symposium. His work as the Decorations Chair for 18 years with Cultivate is widely acknowledged. He is renowned for his educational presentations on Biophilia and is a registered trainer for Green Plants for Green Buildings. Batcho has been featured on HGTV on ColorBowls in the Interiorscape and for his Interior Plantscape display at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Steve Decker and Phil Feinman

Decker and Feinman have been business partners for 25 years. Their core belief has always been that helping the industry will help Architectural Supplements. New products such as NextGen Living Walls and BioMontage Natural Walls, membership in AmericanHort, NIN, and sponsorship of GPGB initiatives such as Hurricane Relief are some key examples.

The Awards Celebration and dinner is open to all industry members. The Celebration event will also include the presentation and celebration of 50+ winning entries from 15+ companies in the International Plantscape Awards program.

Tickets to the Celebration can be purchased at Cultivate19.org/Reg by registering to attend Cultivate. Nominations for the 2020 Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame are currently being accepted. Complete information about the Hall of Fame program may be found at AmericanHort.org/Awards.


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