The lifetime achievements of Dr. Terril Nell, Professor Emeritus University of Florida, and Janice Goodman, Cityscapes, Boston, will be recognized by AmericanHort at Cultivate’16, July 9-12, in Columbus, Ohio. Honoring their contributions to the development of the interiorscape industry, the two industry leaders will be inducted into the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame during the Plantscape Awards Celebration on Sunday, July 10.
The AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame (formerly known as the PIA Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame) was established to honor individuals of integrity whose personal dedication provide great leadership in the development and growth of the interiorscape industry. Individuals nominated must have contributed for a minimum of 15 years to the development and permanent betterment of the interiorscape industry.
Dr. Terril A. Nell is Professor Emeritus of Floriculture at the University of Florida. He served as Chair of the Environmental Horticulture Department from 1991–2012, and he was Professor of Floriculture from 1977–2012. He retired from the University of Florida in 2011. His research program focused on the production and postharvest handling of flowering potted plants and fresh cut flowers. He developed the University of Florida Postharvest program in 1983 that concentrated on potted plant and cut flower performance for growers, shippers, wholesale and retail florists, and interior plantscapers. His research results have led to changes in floral industry practices leading to improved flower and plant longevity. He has served as an industry consultant for growers, wholesalers, and retailers nationally and internationally for 25 years.
Janice Goodman, with 34 years of experience in the horticultural industry, is the president of Cityscapes Inc. She is in her 24th year as owner and operator of Cityscapes, and has built the business into one of the largest interior/exterior landscape companies in the New England area, and one of the 15 largest interiorscape companies in the United States with annual sales revenues over $5 million. She is a registered provider for the AIA/CES (American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System) and BOMI (Building Owners Managers Institute), offering educational credits and programs to the architectural industry and commercial property professionals. She has served on the Board of Directors for “Green Plants for Green Buildings,” as the chairperson of the TPIE Short Course committee, and on the Mid-Atlantic committee.
All are encouraged to attend the Plantscape Awards Celebration and dinner to raise a toast of appreciation to these two industry leaders. The Celebration event will also include the presentation and celebration of winning entries in the International Plantscape Awards program. Tickets to the Celebration can be purchased at Cultivate16.org.
Nominations for the 2017 Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame are currently being accepted. Complete information about the Hall of Fame program may be found at AmericanHort.org/Plantscape.