Weaver Seed of Oregon was chosen to receive the 2019 Leadership Award at the Celebrate Trade event in Portland. The Celebrate Trade event is the “Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala” held during Oregon’s World Trade Week to help build the next generation of leaders.
ALBANY, Ore.- Sarah Stutzman and Michele Santoyo didn’t realize how hard their dad, Craig Edminster, worked until they joined him at Pacific NW Natives a few years ago.
You have to be a glutton for punishment, Stutzman said about their native seed production enterprise. My dad works his a– off, always has.
Edminster started Pacific NW Natives in 1996 after working as a research scientist for a cooperative of Western farmers.
It was there that Edminsters interest in native plant species began.