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University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension

This conference offers exciting educational opportunities for professional landscapers and designers, nursery and greenhouse producers, and retail garden center operators.  Nationally renowned speakers and local experts will be featured.

Early registration fee is $100 per person if postmarked on or before March 13th.  The fee is $110 per person if postmarked after March 13th or for walk-ins.  Student registration is $25 with valid school ID.  

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Donna Ellis at 860-486-6448 or email: donna.ellis@uconn.edu

A Conference for the Landscape and Horticultural Professional

March 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Schedule, Session A: (Attendees may move freely between sessions)
8:00 Registration opens; refreshments served
9:10

Cultural Practices and Pest Management Strategies for Low-Input Gardens
Cheryl Smith, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH www.unhpdl.org

10:10

Some Like It Hot - Water Wise Plants that Pack a Punch
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum

11:10- 11:30 Break
11:30

Bringing The Awesome EVERYDAY!!
Lloyd Traven, Owner/Partner, Peace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, PA www.peacetreefarm.com

12:30 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45  

Bringing Fantastic New Plants to Market
Lloyd Traven, Owner/Partner, Peace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, PA www.peacetreefarm.com

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00    

Mixing It Up: Flowering Shrubs for the Mixed Border
Stephanie Cohen, Horticultural Consultant, Collegeville, PA www.ThePerennialDiva.com

Schedule, Session B: (Attendees may move freely between sessions)
9:10 Fifty Shades of Green: Gardeners and the Green Industry
Jane Nadel-Klein, Trinity College, Hartford, CT,

http://internet2.trincoll.edu/facProfiles/Default.aspx?fid=1000268

10:10 Top Native Shrubs and How to Use Them in Your Landscape
Jim Engel, White Oak Nursery, Geneva, NY www.whiteoaknursery.biz
11:30 Garden Design Trends in Europe
Robert Herman, Horticultural Consultant, New Hartford, CT www.plantsman.us
1:45

After the Storms: The Challenges of Running a Landscaping Business with Today's Extreme Climate Events

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, Natureworks, Northford, CT  www.naturework.com

3:00 Green Screens AKA Life After Leyland
Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum