Making the Industry a Better Place

The National Horticulture Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization providing funding for research and education.  Its mission is to embrace the opportunity to seek out and provide support to projects relevant to the nursery and landscape industry along with addressing issues related to a diverse and changing horticulture industry.

Guided by our vibrant network of business professionals, the Foundation is dedicated to seeing the industry thrive and survive well into the future.  Along with research initiatives, NHF supports students pursuing careers in horticulture-related fields.  By providing for the educational needs, NHF is proud to be a part of developing strong industry leaders..

Meet Our Board of Directors

Through the conservative approach of the National Horticulture (NHF) Board of Directors, the green industry will continue to reap the rewards of their efforts. The goal of NHF is to organize concentrated programs that address specific problems affecting green industry and related segments. With sufficient funding from a large base of contributors, the board’s efforts attract the most skilled researchers, dedicated educators and promising students. 

Over the years, while the foundation’s focus has broadened its reach to new audiences, it remains focused on the importance of research and education as primary objective.

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT

George Hackney

Hackney Nursery, Inc.
george@hackneynursery.com
Ph:  850-442-6115

VICE PRESIDENT

Mike Marshall

Marshall Tree Farm
michael@marshalltrees.com
Ph: 352-528-3880 

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Secretary

Austin Bryant

Heart of Florida Greenhouses
austin@heartplants.com
Ph: 863-735-1199  

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

David Liu

Foliage Design Systems
david@foliagedesign.com
Ph: 407-245-7776

Board Members

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Wes Parrish

Retired - Parrish Nursery

Kevin Riley

Rockledge Gardens

John Mendozza

Retired - Morning Dew Tropicals

Manny Rodriguez
Plants In Design

 

Liz Felter
Mid Florida REC/Apopka

 

Roger Kjelgren
Mid Florida REC/Apopka

 

Dr. Wayne Mackay
University of Arkansas

 

Dr. Dean Kopsell
University of Florida

 

National Horticulture Foundation is Adminstered by FNGLA
1533 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL  32835
407-295-7994 | 800-375-3642 |  FAX: 407-295-1619

Email: info@nationalhorticulturefoundation.org
Questions regarding the foundation,contact Linda Reindl, NHF Executive Director
lreindl@fngla.org

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Dr. John Peterson
Retired University of Florida

 

 

Dr. Joe Cialone
Tropical Computers

 

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Linda Reindl

FNGLA/NHF Staff