Service with the GVGO (Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario):
Co-Founder and currently the science director & news author of the Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario (GVGO) approximately 350+ members.
Club Executive since formation 2004 to 2012.
Club President 2012 to present.
Organized two Club patch tours.
Organized two Club, AGM’s and annual spring seminars.
Web auctions and AGP & Tomato seed sales 2004 to present.
Web site administrator 2009 to present.
Developed tomato seed fund raising 2011.
Co-Developed Clubs Mission statement.
Co-Web site development, Supplied numerous articles as web page content.
Facilitator, Public speaking engagements at several Horticultural Societies in Ontario.
Ontario Horticultural Society guest speaker. Listed in Ontario.
Focused on science based fact articles
Author: Featured Writer Maximum Yield, magazine USA with numerous published articles.
Future: Maximum Yield Canada 2014
Editor GVGO Newsletter 2013 – present.
The Calcium Highway
Landry AGP Bench Marks 2005 to 2010
Developed the Auction price file established seed prices 2004 to 2009.
Published numerous pieces and works in many club newsletters each year.
Author: Featured Writer Maximum Yield, magazine USA with numerous published articles.
Future: Maximum Yield Canada 2014
TV – Appeared on Discovery channel 2007 daily planet show.
TV – Appeared on Discovery channel fall 2008 Science in the City segment, daily planet show.
TV- Numerous news cast interviews 2004 to 2011.
TV – Good Morning show CTV Ontario 2008.
TV – Appeared on Discovery channel fall 2008 daily planet show
Print – Newspaper, Magazines, featured in many articles in regional and local ON, publications.
Radio – Appeared on CBC National Morning show.
GPC Service
Former Vice President of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC).
RTI Co-development of working sales agreement, securing future stable funding to the GPC.
Co- authored mission statement.
Developed and pioneered GPC web board auctions on
Developed and supplied web page content for web site.
Fostered development of GPC guest speakers at Convention
Founder GPC Cornerstone Weigh-off 2005 to 2009
Organizer GPC weigh-off Woodbridge fair weigh-off 2006 -2013
Co-organized & facilitated GPC, BP auctions.
Developer of GPC weigh-off locations in Ontario, Cornerstone, Woodbridge, Wellington,
Supporter of New Ontario site in Bracebridge for 2014.
Niagara Falls Convention, IGVGC.
Past > MC, Host and Director, International Giant Vegetable Growers Convention 2005 – 10.
Facilitator > organized and ran three annual BP auctions.
Program Itinerary and organization 2005 to 2010
Facilitator Breakout sessions 2008 to 2010
Niagara fund raising. 2005 – 2010.
Co-organized, conducted & auctioneer annual BP auctions. 2010.
Founder Cornerstone GPC Weigh-off 2005-09
Co-Organizer site Rep, Woodbridge Fair Weigh-off 2006-13.
Judge at GPC events Woodbridge, Port Elgin, Cornerstone & Wellington 2005 – 13.
Team Lunatic
Member at large 2009 to present
Facilitator > co-organized, conducted & auctioneer annual BP auctions. 2012 – 13.
Grower Education
Facilitator, Seminars for Non, New & Advanced growers…..
Local 4H clubs, Horticultural Societies
GVGO members. How to grow Atlantic Giants & Giant Vegetable and Flowers.
Facilitator Q & A sessions. Cruise 2006 & 2010.
Growth PB
1073* pounds in Squash, 2007
1238.5 Pumpkin 2009
Winner Woodbridge Fair, AGP 2008
5.41 Tomato ranked, 2nd in the world 2011.
Winner Wellington Weigh-off, Tomato 2011.