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


George Hackney

Hackney Nursery, Inc.
Ph:  850-442-6115


Mike Marshall

Marshall Tree Farm
Ph: 352-528-3880 



Austin Bryant

Heart of Florida Greenhouses
Ph: 863-735-1199  


David Liu

Foliage Design Systems
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

Questions regarding the foundation,contact Linda Reindl, NHF Executive Director

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Dr. John Peterson
Retired University of Florida



Dr. Joe Cialone
Tropical Computers


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Linda Reindl