Kasper will make his Engwalls debut at the 2013 Arrowhead Home & Builders Show on Wednesday through Sunday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, where Engwalls will have a large booth filled with outdoor decorating ideas — and staff will give away 300 tomato plants each day.
Kasper will be responsible for managing Engwalls’ three garden center locations and lead a team of 35 associates in bringing gardening inspiration to the Northland through new services, including in-store design consultation, a garden club, unique product offerings, and residential and business greenery maintenance.
An active and influential member of the gardening community, Kasper is president of the Duluth Garden Flower Society and serves on the Tomato Man committee. The Tomato Man program helps to teach area school children how to garden. He appears on numerous local radio and TV programs, including PBS’s Great Gardening and KUMD’s Tips For Hardy Gardeners with Tom Kasper.
In 2007, he received the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Award for his excellence in contributing to community livability. He has been a member of the Duluth School Board since 2009 and currently serves as chairman.
The main Garden Center in Hermantown will open on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, with the Kenwood and Plaza locations opening the first week in May.
About Engwalls Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Centers
Engwalls Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Center is a family-owned business with retail floral locations in Hermantown and Superior, and garden centers in Hermantown, Kenwood and the Plaza Area. The florist’s mission is to help people express their feelings and emotions through the beauty of flowers. The garden center’s mission is to inspire gardeners with innovative products, services and education.