Boston, Mass. — New England Grows is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 - Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
"Frontline thinking. Intelligent solutions." is this year's theme. With more than 30 innovative educational seminars planned and exhibit booth sales already exceeding expectations, New England Grows 2013 is expected to be better than ever.
The speaker lineup includes well-known experts and other trendsetting presenters including Bruce Allison, Kirk Armstrong, Kip Creel, Richard Hawke, Dan Heims, Michael Raupp, and Cass Turnbull. They will address a variety of timely commercial horticultural topics like permaculture, the impact of global climate change on plants and pests, water management, small space garden design, mature tree care, and biological controls as well as important business-growth ideas such as digital marketing and lead conversion, selling in the "new economy", and data mining. Garden Center Success – a daylong seminar for independent garden centers – will be held on Wednesday, February 6.
"New England Grows is produced by the industry, for the industry," said New England Grows' president Mary Hallene of Sylvan Nursery in Westport, MA. "It is the place where the commercial horticulture industry gathers to learn what's new, to share information, and to make connections. I urge everyone to be a part of it in 2013."
At New England Grows, green industry professionals can obtain most of their professional Continuing Education (CEU) credits with recertification opportunities for Pesticide Licenses, NOFA, APLD, LA CES, ISA, CTSP, and most state association credentials.
Early registration goes through January 15 and costs $49 for all three days. The early registration price drops to $45 per person when four or more people from the same company register together.
Keep in touch all year long when you join New England Grows' growing community on Facebook and Twitter. For the latest program and registration information visit www.NewEnglandGrows.org.
New England Grows is an educational partnership between the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals, Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association, and its network includes more than 40 allied green industry organizations.