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NPBGS's 22nd Annual Meeting


NPBGS's 22nd Annual Meeting

Many thanks to all who were able to join us at the 22nd Annual Meeting!

A demonstration of Be More Colorful's 360 tour of our gardens kicked off the night. However, anyone is welcome to enjoy it from their own phone or computer by simply following the link to “wander” through our summer flowers.

We were fortunate to be able to hear Peter Moe, of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, speak of the Arboretum's initiatives and breeding programs. As we continue to build out at the Yunker Farm site, it is a pleasure to be able to see where other botanical gardens started, and the paths they have followed to get to where they are. 

The 2019 Annual Report was presented, and is now available.

It was our last day with Vern Hunter as our president. Vern tied up two years of dedicated service in this position and has worked diligently on behalf of the group during his tenure. Thank you, Vern!

As Ina Lyon and Arielle Windham had to resign their board positions early, that resulted in five new board members being elected during the business portion of the meeting. Board member Ann Riley will be joining us for another term, and we welcome Teresa Jesten, Marissa Gapp, Joshua Cook, and Mary Beyer as first time board members. 

In addition, we just want to recognize the efforts of Judy Maxson whose efforts on behalf of the group, most especially at the Market at West Acres, made her a clear choice for the NPBGS 2019 Volunteer of the Year, and Brandi Malarkey, who was named NPBGS 2019 Member of the year for her efforts on behalf of the Edible Forest.

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