Meet Our Educators

Thoughts from a few of the educators in our Green Profession.


RI What do you want to be when you grow up?
Growing Futures RI wants to launch careers that are good for people and the land they nurture! Our purpose is to expose, cultivate, train and educate the next generation of natural resource professionals who will be charged with stewarding, protecting and responding to a changing environment and feeding our community.

Steve Neumann, Professor/Co-coordinator, Algonquin College
We talked to Steve at Congress 2017. He shares his thoughts and advice to those considering a career in Horticulture/Landscaping. With him at Congress this year is current student Carter Maxwell.

Adam Bonin – Instructor & Board Member of HEA (HEA meeting at Canada Blooms)
Adam is one of the Board of Directors of the Horticulture Educators Association — working to develop a competent future workforce that supports the growth of a prosperous, professional and ethical industry that is respected and recognized by all stakeholders for the contribution that the horticulture industry makes in enhancing quality of life.

Maxine Innes Holbrough – Teacher, Landscaping / Horticulture program
We caught Maxine at the HEA meeting during Canada Blooms and asked her about the program she teaches. Maxine teaches the Landscaping / Horticulture program – Led Specialist High Skills Major in Horticulture and Landscaping at Grey Highlands Secondary School, Flesherton Bluewater District School Board.

Michael Pascoe NPD, ODH, CLT, M.Sc. – Program Coordinator, Horticulture Programs at Fanshawe
Michael is a plant ‘nut’ and has been one since childhood. Growing up in Cornwall, England, he began his gardening career at age six with a home-built greenhouse. Michael has traveled…
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