Preserve CEO Rodney Eason received a Silver Medal for his noteworthy service in horticulture from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in May. At this year’s awards ceremony in Wellesley, MA, MHS continued its 192-year tradition of awarding medals to individuals and organizations for their contributions to excellence in horticulture for the public good.
Rodney joined the Preserve in October 2015 after serving as director of horticulture and plant curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Prior to that, he was the display leader at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society seeks to help people change their lives and communities for the better through growing plants together. MHS disseminates information on horticulture and related sciences through its Library, educational programming, exhibitions, and community outreach initiatives. Through these, MHS seeks to engage guests with the importance of plants, gardens, and natural landscapes in their lives and help them to become active growers and gardeners themselves.