Edward Toth has been the director of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center (GNPC) since 1998. The 13-acre nursery, greenhouse, bulk seed, and seed bank facility is owned and operated by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. The GNPC, through its range of local and global partnerships, works towards the conservation of the region’s native flora. In 2012, Edward initiated the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank (MARS-B) as a regional partner of the national Seeds of Success program. He views seed as a critical natural resource, with its wise management being essential to mitigating climate change. He holds a BS in Botany and Entomology from the Ohio State University and a MPA from New York University. He has worked for Parks since 1985.