Gerard Lordahl is the Director of the Open Space Greening Program. Prior to becoming Director in January 1988, Mr. Lordahl was GrowNYC’s Plant-A-Lot Manager. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University with a major in Ornamental Horticulture in 1980. After graduating, Mr. Lordahl worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a Children’s Gardening Instructor. From 1981-1984, Mr. Lordahl was the Director of Environmental Education at the Madison Square Boys and Girl’s Club where he developed nature study programs for inner city youth ages 6-18. He then became the Manhattan Horticultural Agent for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s urban gardening program. As the Director of GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program, Mr. Lordahl supervises various projects including Plant-A-Lot, Grow Truck and Community Mapping. He is a past President of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) and a member of The Green Guerillas.