MARK CULLEN, C.M.
President, Mark’s Choice Ltd. – Horticultural Communications and Marketing.
Mark is Spokesperson and Horticultural consultant to Home Hardware Canada. www.homehardware.ca
Spokesperson for Premiertech Home and Garden: [Golf Green Iron Plus] www.premiertech.com
Order of Canada.
July 1, 2016 Mark was awarded Member, Order of Canada ‘For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.’
Mark is spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation www.shareagfoundation.org
Spokesperson for Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival www.canadablooms.com
Founding Chair, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute www.hohtribute.ca. (Goal: to plant 117,000 trees on the Highway of Heroes, 401 CFB Trenton to Keele St., Toronto, to honour Canada’s fallen in war since WWI).
Volunteer Judge – United Way of Toronto, Social Enterprise Fund and member of the United Way Speakers Circle www.unitedwaytoronto.com
Mark Cullen, GARDEN COMMUNICATOR
Marks’ reaches over two million Canadians every week through various media outlets with a message that is distinctly Canadian. He has a familiar style that people relate to. He delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational – all based on his sustainable approach to gardening.
Newspaper Toronto Star, Saturdays.
Mark writes a ‘gardening feature’ column for the Toronto Star. Look for his articles/question & answers/weekly tips in the New Homes and Condos section every Saturday. www.thestar.com/authors.cullen_mark
Syndicated newspaper column
Mark’s weekly garden/environment column appears in more than 30 newspapers in 6 provinces.
You can catch ‘The Green File’ on Canadas’ largest AM radio station 680 News in Toronto, 570 News, Kitchener, 1310 News, Ottawa, 660 News Calgary, 1130 News Vancouver and CJAD Montreal. The Green File airs every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 3 times per day. www.680news.com
Best Selling Author
Over 500,000 books in print in Canada
Mark has written over 20 books, including his most recent The New Canadian Garden. Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto.
Mark is gardening editor for the Harrowsmith Canadian Almanac, Harrowsmith Garden Digest, and is garden-editor of Active Life Magazine and Reno and Décor Magazine.
Mark also is feature garden writer for Home at Home magazine [400,000 circulation] www.homeathome.homehardware.ca
Mark has the deepest website in Canada for gardening information. www.markcullen.com 10,000 gardening questions answered. He publishes a free monthly newsletter, now with subscriptions over 20,000.
Mark Cullen is respected by his peers.
Garden Communicator of the Year. – Landscape Ontario, 1987.
Quill and Trowel “Gold” Award Winner, for best TV Show. 1990 – Garden Writers of America. “Silver” award for best newsletter 2015.
Bicentennial Civic Award of Merit. City of Scarborough, 1996.
Financial Post Environmental Achievement award with the Composting Council of Canada in the ‘Education’ category, 1998.
Canada Day Achievement award. From the Toronto Canada Day Committee, 2000.
Queens Jubilee metal 2002
Volunteer of the Year 2013 Canada Blooms
Landscape Ontario Environmental Achievement Award 2013 [founding Chair, Trees For Life/Highway of Heroes Living Tribute]
City of Markham, ACCRA award [Achievement and Civic Recognition Award] for Business Achievement
2016Landscape Ontario Community Leadership Award
2016 Member, Order of Canada
Mark has served at the University of Guelph as ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’.
Active supporter of the Greater Toronto United Way, The Salvation Army and Participation House in Markham Ont.
Mark has 4 children. In 2006 he and his wife Mary moved into the ‘environmentally friendly’ country home where he enjoys his 10 acre ‘garden’.
In his spare time he loves to garden.