DOWNERS GROVE, the USA: The Board of Directors and governing bodies of both All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau met last month during the ASTA Flower and Seed Conference in Monterey, California. At these yearly meetings, each organization regularly elects new Directors and Officers to fill vacated positions of those leaders who have successfully filled their terms.
All-America Selections welcomes:
- New Director Justin Hancock from Costa Nursery
- Treasurer Patty Buskirk from Seeds By Design/Terra Organics
All-America Selections would like to acknowledge and thank Mike Murgiano from Syngenta Flowers for serving as an AAS Director from 2009-2011 and as Treasurer from 2011-2014.
NationalGarden Bureau welcomes:
- New Director Jeanine Standard from Proven Winners
- President Claire Watson from PanAmerican Seed
- Vice President Heather Kibble from SakataHomeGarden
- Interim Treasurer Janis Kieft from Botanical Interests, who is also serving as Past President
NationalGarden Bureau would like to acknowledge and thank Bill Watson from Grimes Horticulture who has served on the NGB Board in various capacities since 2003, Stephanie Turner of Park Seed who has also served the AAS Board in many roles since 2006 and Mike Huggett from American Takii who has served as a Director since 2010.
Founded in 1920, National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire home gardeners to spend more time gardening while at the same time, converting non-gardeners into becoming gardeners. Our members are suppliers to the horticulture industry and are participants in programs such as New Varieties and New Products as well as the popular Year of the series which highlights three popular plant classes per year.
All-America Selections® was founded in 1932 and continues as the oldest independent testing organization in North America. Every year, new, never-before-sold varieties are trialed in our Trial Grounds and professional horticulturists determine which varieties will be deemed winners based on their garden performance. AAS relies upon a public relations program to inform gardeners about AAS Winners that are announced three times each year.