Who We Are

Governing Board and Volunteer Staff:  

(Click on name to view bio)

Lois J. de Vries
Dan A. Freed
Christine Staruch de Vries


Special Thanks to:


Our Team at Esri: Jim Higgins, Lauri Dafner, Kathie McDougall, and all the folks in Tech Support.

Our Underwriters:
The Dan Freed Iowa Trust
Garden Writers Association Foundation 

Our Initial Collaborators, Hosts, and  
Forum Attendees
Our work has been informed by three years of development and proof of concept forums attended by representatives of such horticultural leading lights as:

*United States Botanic Garden
*US National Arboretum
*Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
*Cal Poly Center for Sustainability
Cuyamaca College
Duke Farms
Delaware Valley University
Fullerton Arboretum
**Garden Writers Association
Henry Schmieder Arboretum
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
**LA Arboretum
**Longwood Gardens
Mt. Cuba Center
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Rutgers University
University of Maryland
Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture
South Coast Botanical Garden
Theodore Payne Foundation
TreePeople
UC Cooperative Extension

UC Santa Cruz CASFS
 
*Initial Collaborator
**Forum Host