Board Chair, Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign
Possibly Canada’s best-known gardener, Mark Cullen is the gardening expert for CANADA AM. He appears weekly during growing season on Canada’s #1 morning show.
A third-generation career gardener, Cullen is a “garden communicator” unlike any other. Aiming to help horticulturalists of all skill levels, Cullen took to the airwaves in 1982 with a radio show on CKEY-FM in Niagara Falls. Today, in addition to his work on CANADA AM, Cullen hosts “The Garden Show” on CFRB radio in Toronto and “Mark Cullen: Gardening” on HGTV.
Cullen is a best-selling author, with 18 books on gardening to his credit. He is also the feature writer for Home at Home Magazine and writes a weekly blog for Yahoo.ca. Cullen actively maintains his website, www.markcullen.com, where he has answered over 10,000 questions from gardeners across the country.
Cullen serves as spokesperson and horticultural consultant for Home Hardware Canada, C.I.L. Golf Green and Green Earth Garden Products. As well, Cullen is an avid supporter and volunteer spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation, benefiting subsistence farmers in Central and South America.
Born and raised in Toronto just four blocks away from CTV, Cullen enjoys biking, classic cars and traveling within the United Kingdom and Canada. He and his wife Mary have four children, Lynn, Heather, Emma and Ben.
RI President Ian Riseley is asking Rotary members to work together to advance the tradition of Rotary: Making a Difference in 2017-18. He has challenged each District to plant a tree for each Rotarian before Earth Day on the 22nd of April, 2018.
District 7070 has partnered with Highway of Heroes Tribute to help make this a success. We’ve funded a HOHT tree for every Rotary Club, as well as one for every Rotarian in District 7070. Our goal is now to plant one for every attendee to our Rotary International Convention in 2018!
For every $150 Rotary donation, 2 ‘Hero Trees’ – two of the 117,000 honouring our war dead – will be planted along the stretch of the 401 known as the ‘Highway of Heroes’.
These ‘Hero Trees’ will serve as a permanent part of the living tribute that will last for another 150 years, reminding future generations about the service and sacrifices made by the Canadians who came before them.
In addition, as a result of the support of District 7070, there will be an official tree planting day in April 2018 (location TBD – 2 months before the International Convention in Toronto) in which ALL District 7070 Rotarians and their families can actively participate. What a wonderful opportunity for Rotary support and participation, not to mention a free family day of fun!
All donations made through this Rotary-specific site page will be tracked for District 7070.