Industry Loses Wilson, Blodgett
The greenhouse floriculture industry lost two experts within a week of each other earlier this month when Jim Wilson, former All-America Selections executive director, and Andy Blodgett, formerly of Sakata Seeds, Colegrave and Waller Genetics, died.
August 17, 2010
Wilson is probably best known as the author of 14 gardening books and co-host of PBS's "The Victory Garden." In 2004, Wilson was awarded the prestigious AAS Medallion of Honor for his achievements and contributions to horticulture and gardening.
Just a week after Wilson's death, on August 8, Andy Blodgett, formerly of Sakata Seeds, Colegrave and Waller Genetics, died unexpectedly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Remembered fondly by industry friends as a kind and family-focused man, Blodgett gave tirelessly to industry organizations, including Fleuroselect and AAS.