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.
- 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
Kathy Kellogg Johnson
Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary, Kellogg Garden Products
Kathy is Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary for Kellogg Garden Products – an all-organic garden products company founded in 1925. Kellogg sells its organic soils across the U.S.
The company’s dedication to organic and natural products was passed down to this third-generation of the Kellogg family. Kathy speaks passionately to the next generation about recognizing soil as the fundamental building block of regenerative agriculture and horticulture, and its essential role in the fight for a healthy planet.
Kathy has been referred to as the “First Lady of Compost” by the President of the U.S. Composting Council. Since graduating from USC, Kathy has been a leader in the compost industry., bringing together disparate parties to meet regularly. This forged a pathway for the industry by forming the Association of Compost Producers (ACP), the California State Chapter of the US Composting Council.
Kathy’s efforts to elevate the role of soil, organic gardening, and educational efforts extend into the community. She offers her assistance and expertise to a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Environmental Media Association (EMA). As a member of EMA’s Corporate Board of Advisors, she teaches school children and adults about the natural and organic methods of gardening. Kellogg has supported hundreds of school gardens on the west coast and as far as Atlanta with Captain Planet and the Turner Foundation.
Kathy is an active participant with Plant with Purpose educating impoverished subsistence farmers around the world to feed their families and how protecting healthy soil can radically improve the quality of life in their communities. She serves on the board at the South Coast Botanical Gardens.
Kathy’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband Brian and their three adult children usually around lakes, oceans rivers or mountains in southern California. Their rescue pup Luna livens up life at home!