Biographical Profile of
Ted & Linda Burg
District Bulletin Editors
(Written by Linda Burg)
Local Rose Society Membership: San Joaquin Valley Rose Society
Years Growing Roses: 34
How I Started with Roses: In high school I grew lots of flowers including roses, and always entered them in the local garden club annual show and the local county fair.
After Ted and I got married I saw an article about a rose show in Fresno and attended it. I just loved the display of roses and immediately joined the SJVRS and started growing roses. Ted was not as interested in roses as I was and just came to the meetings because I did. Eventually, he decided if he had to do the work he might as well join in.
Profession: I am a Senior Nutrition Food Service Manager. I have a degree in Home Economics and have worked in the field of community and school nutrition since 1973. I have cooked and supervised people working in school nutrition (K-12 grades) and now supervise a central kitchen that prepares meals for 400-900 seniors that are sent out to 17 different nutrition sites daily.
Ted is now retired after working 41 years in Civil Service for the Department of Defense.
Rose Society Offices: Previous offices I have held include: Secretary, Vice President, President and Co-Rose Show Chair. I was Co-Chair of the first ARS All-Miniature Rose Show & Conference held in Fresno honoring Ralph Moore in 1999.
Ted has served as Vice President and President of the SJVRS and is a current Director. He served as Rose Show Chair and Co-Rose Show Chair for several years.
Even though Ted and I are members of the SJVRS that is a society in the NCNH district of the ARS, by zip code we live in the Pacific Southwest District. The closet rose society in the PSW is Bakersfield and we chose to participate in the SJVRS because it is closer.
We both are horticulture judges and divide our time judging shows in both districts.