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June 2019

MNLGA Field Day

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

The program will feature: Breakfast and Industry Updates - Visit With Local Vendors  Welcome and Introduction by Jessica Todd (MNLGA President), Rick Watson (The Perennial Farm), and Alan Jones (Manor View Farm) Early Morning Discussion Program - Including updates from Deputy Secretary Julie Oberg, Kimberly Rice (MDA), Craig Regelbrugge (AmericanHort), Mark Schlossberg (ProLawnPlus), and Andrew Bray (NALP) Morning Tours of The Perennial Farm Walking Tour of the Farm: 1200 Varieties, Technology and Innovation Order Processing, Shipping and Logistics E-Commerce: Selling Online, Processing…

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Webinar: Urban Hydrology and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) has positioned itself as a solution for many issues facing urban environments, not just stormwater.  Because of this, there is a lot of hype around the US among municipalities, engineers, and urban planners to name a few.  This presentation will go over the basics of urban hydrology, the history of how we got here, and modern issues that GSI can address.  We will review GSI solutions and lessons learned. Panelist: Scott Jeffers, PE, PhD 1 CBLP…

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July 2019

Green Industry Field Day

July 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
American University Washington, DC

We will be on the Quad at American University on July 18, 2019 offering four different sessions, and up to 20 classes to choose from, fantastic food (breakfast and lunch) and drinks.  Parking is included.  The Trade Show will have new and interesting equipment and demonstrations too. Come for the excellent classes being offered and stay for the fantastic brisket (other choices available for non red meat eaters)! CBLP CEUs are available.

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Woody Plant Conference

July 19
swarthmore college Swarthmore, PA
$119 – $149

Mark your calendars for the 22st annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners. Featured speakers include: David Rubin, Principal, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, will discuss collaborative, human-centered landscapes that create positive change. He will focus on landscape architecture and urban design that emphasize socially-purposeful design strategies. Nina Bassuk,…

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Managing Invasive Plants

July 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Chris’ Family Restaurant, 5635 Tilghman
Allentown, PA

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control. Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion…

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August 2019

VNLA Field Day

August 1 - August 2

Field Day Thursday August 1 Educational guest speakers Dr. Pete Schultz and Dr. Chris Ranger will share their latest research results for Ambrosia Beetle and Crepe Myrtle Bark scale. They will also share viable alternatives for non-chemical pest management. Dr. Laurie Fox will speak about native plants and the impact on our industry. Detailed information about prominent species will be discussed. Dr. Sara Via will present on climate change and agriculture. Networking Social Thursday evening August 1 Nursery and Garden Tour Friday August 2  3 CBLP CEUs…

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Plant Disease Management

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 8 @ 2:30 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE

Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases in our landscapes. Study disease life cycles and discuss management strategies for prevention and control, then implement them in your garden. Bring your lunch

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Native Plants for Landscape Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA

This conference is for professionals in the landscaping industry only (landscape designers, landscape architects, growers, nurseries, landscape maintenance, property managers, builders, etc.) Agenda 10:15 - 11 am  Registration, gather 11 am - Noon  Learning the Native Plant Lingo: How to Sell your Clients on Native Plants  Brad Motter Noon - 1 pm    Lunch and poster session       Posters:  Vegetated roofs and walls                       Audubon-at-Home program 1 pm - 2 pm…

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Practical Diagnostic Techniques for Landscape Managers

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Agricultural Farm Park Derwood, MD
$55 – $100

It's time to pull up the microscopes and examine insects and plant diseases- up close and personal.  This workshop offers a great opportunity for you to enhance your diagnostic skills and explore low-risk control methods. CBLP CEUs are available.

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North Creek Nurseries Field Day

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Creek Nurseries Landenburg, PA
$20 – $25

Join the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council for a field day at North Creek Nurseries! We will spend the afternoon exploring the nursery, their new production facility and a guided tour of their showcase gardens. Wine and cheese will be provided. $20 CCLC members; $25 public CBLP CEUs are available.

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