The Great Rosarians of the World™ Steering Committee is happy to announce that Dr. Malcolm Manners of Southern Florida College will be one of our 2013 honorees. Malcolm is the Chairman of the Horticultural Science Department and a well know researcher on Rose Mosaic Virus. In 2008 Malcolm received his second Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American sprit and encourage all Americans to contribute through volunteer service. He spent two weeks in Kyrgyzstan during 2007 as part of Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Program, providing horticultural consulting and training.He has participated in volunteer efforts in Egypt, Armenia, Turkmenistan, India, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and currently operates in 25 countries. In fact when contacted by GROW about his being the 2013 honoree Malcolm was preparing to leave momentarily for Bangladesh.
Malcolm is well know for his work promoting Old Garden Roses and educating gardeners on their use in the home garden.
The Great Rosarians of the World West program will be presented at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Tickets will be available later this fall.
The Great Rosarians of the World East program will be presented by the Manhattan Rose Society in New York City at Queens Botanical Garden over May 31 through June 2, 2013. An announcement on tickets for this event will be posted after GROW West.
Programs are still being organized so please follow this blog for more information as it is made available.