The Need for Your Support:
The trials are too important to be funded solely by the government. The past decade has seen the erosion of state and national support for agriculture as a whole. Support for floriculture is even more precarious. To ensure the future of Pennsylvania floriculture and the Landisville Trial Gardens at the Southeast Research Center, a new endowment has been created - the Penn State Extension Floriculture Endowment. The idea, of course, is to fund the Landisville Trial Gardens and Penn State's educational Extension programming surrounding floriculture for today's good work and for future generations.
Just as the seeds gathered by the agriculturalists who came before us have found places in our greenhouses, nurseries, and gardens, so the donations made to this endowment will flower in continued innovation and unbiased research.
What Is An Endowment?
Endowments are established through gifts from individuals, businesses, and organizations to support the Extension Floriculture Program in perpetuity. The endowment is invested and a portion of the fund's value is awarded annually to support the Landisville Trial Gardens.
Who Can Contribute?
Contributions are welcome from anyone, especially from greenhouse growers, suppliers and salespeople, garden centers, landscape consultants, Master Gardeners, advisory board members, and consumers. If flowers make a difference in your life, please make a gift today.
How Can I Make a Gift?
To make a gift simply mark in memo the check is for the Penn State Floriculture endowment.
Give gift as:
- Annual Pledge (A minimum gift of $500 per year for five years is required for pledges.)
Send check (please put “Floriculture Endowment” on the check) or pledge to:
Renee G Miller
Administrative Support Coordinator
The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Extension Development
340 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
“My father, a farmer and nurseryman, would remind us kids that we plant trees for the next generation. By supporting the endowment with your donations, you are helping to plant a living, growing legacy for the next generation of greenhouse growers, horticulturists, and gardeners."
-Alan H. Michael, Retired Variety Trial Director