AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY HONORS EDMUND C. SNODGRASS WITH G.B. GUNLOGSON AWARD
Alexandria, VA (March 24, 2011).
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is pleased to announce that Edmund C. Snodgrass has been named the 2011 recipient of the Society’s G.B. Gunlogson Award.
The award is one of 12 Great American Gardeners Awards that the AHS presents annually to individuals, organizations, and businesses that represent the best in American gardening. Each of the recipients has contributed significantly to fields such as scientific research, garden communication, landscape design, youth gardening, teaching, and conservation. The G.B. Gunlogson Award recognizes
the innovative use of technology to make home gardening more productive and successful.
Edmund C. Snodgrass is president and founder of Emory Knoll Farms, Inc., and Green Roof Plants in Street, Maryland—North America’s first nursery specializing in plants for green roofs and horticultural consulting. The nursery has supplied plants for more than 400 green roof projects throughout the United States and Canada. Snodgrass collaborates on green roof research with academic institutions
including Pennsylvania State University, North Carolina State University, and Michigan State University, and he advises public gardens, including the Singapore Botanic Garden and the U.S. Botanic Garden, on green roof installations. He has also co-authored two books about green roofs.
On Thursday, June 9, 2011, the AHS will honor Snodgrass and the other 2011 award recipients during the Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet, held at the Society’s headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.