New Name, Same Game!

Embarking on its new journey into the next 30 years of service, the National Foliage Foundation (NFF) has proudly changed its name to the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF) and seeks to continue providing research and education to a broad base of industry professionals. 

NFF’s mission of funding research and education in the foliage industry was never solely about foliage, according to Joe Cialone, an NFF immediate past president and longtime Board of Directors' member.   

“Sporting its new name and revived energy, the National Horticulture Foundation has hit the ground running and is ready to dive into the next 30 years with a broader effort to serve more than foliage,” Cialone said. “Almost any research in one industry segment has some applicability and relevance to others.”

Much of NFF’s research supported water and soil conservation, best management practices and other aspects of general horticulture including work on both flowering and woody plants. 

“With amazing new research on the horizon and with the need to train new leaders, industry support is more important than ever,” Cialone encouraged. “NHF board members hope the name change will break any notions that this organization is solely a ‘foliage’ foundation.”

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