Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards 2020
Gifted and admired industry leaders don’t fear change. They take calculated risks and act with purpose after intently listening to the pros and cons. Leaders foster an environment that encourages the open exchange of ideas and innovation. They speak for the industry, striving to lift up everyone, not just those in their circle. You’ll find such examples in the Horticultural Leadership Awards Class of 2020. Now in its fourth year, please join Greenhouse Management, Nursery Management and Syngenta as we congratulate six deserving honorees who continuously work toward the betterment of the green industry.
George and Lynda Pealer
At Millcreek Gardens, George Pealer, along with his late wife Lynda, spent a career growing top-quality plants and trying to empower those around them to reach their potential.
North Creek Nurseries
Steve Castorani took a balanced path to success with North Creek Nurseries.
Donald Blew’s natural passion and instinctive leadership allow him to successfully continue his third-generation family legacy.
Loma Vista Nursery
Lyndsi Oestmann delivers devoted and sincere leadership in her business and personal relationships.
Kurt Weiss Greenhouses
By leading with facts, patience and a thorough understanding of the industry, Bill Zalakar is advocating for floriculture while training the next generation of growers on Long Island.
Pleasant Cove Nursery
Frank Collier uses his skills to lift up his family’s Pleasant Cove Nursery and the industry as a whole.