Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Dave Fujino

University of California, Davis


Dave Fujino has served for more than 10 years as the Director of the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH), Co-Director of the UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance at UC Davis, and Chair of the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment.

He earned his B.S. in Plant Science at UC Riverside, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture and Plant Physiology.

Fujino’s experience includes over 17 years in senior level management with a large wholesale horticultural company. His expertise includes organizational development, operations improvement, information technology, strategic planning, marketing, research and development, training, fundraising, and other areas. He has authored or co-authored 23 publications, delivered over 65 partnership programs to the horticultural industry, and has partnered on more than 20 grants and contracts.

Fujino has served as past Chair, Vice Chair, and Grower Member Director of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers and Vice President of the Nursery Growers Association. He currently serves on the Department of Water Resources’ Technical Advisory Panel, SacTree Foundation, Bay Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition, SacTree Foundation, Davis Tree Commission, and CA Institute of Food & Agricultural Research.