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Ben Gill, Founder of California Protea Management

Ben Gill, Founder, California Protea Management

Ben Gill has been in the horticultural field for 30 years. After taking earth and life science courses, Ben became involved with the development of the Palomar College Arboretum. Through this work, he discovered his passion is landscaping and horticulture.

From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Gill co-owned B&R Propagators and developed nursery operations for Protea, Banksia, and many Australian and South African native flowers and foliage's.

From 1981 to 1995, Ben developed and organized the 93-acre ranch and nursery, Silvermink. Ben was also the Manager of the Puma Ridge Mutual Water Company which provides over 2 million gallons of water service to a 500- acre area. Ben has also consulted and helped to develop projects throughout California.

While focusing his attention on California Protea Management, Ben still finds time to offer consultation services to other landowners on development and growing techniques. He keeps very active in the politics of the industry. Some of his many involvement include:

    • Director, California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers
    • Founding Director, California Protea Association
    • Director, San Diego County Farm Bureau
    • Founding Director, Palomar College Arboretum
    • Past Director, San Diego County Flower and Plant Growers Association
    • Optimist International

Ben's enthusiasm is as contagious as his ambitions. He has the drive, determination and discipline to achieve his goals for California Protea Management. © 1997 - 2017
California Protea Management is owned and operated by Ben Gill.
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