BOSTON – New England Grows is coming to Boston Wednesday, Feb. 1-3, 2012. Among the largest and green industry events in the country, New England Grows offers business-building solutions and product deals to help green industry businesses succeed. The best registration rates are available now through Jan. 16 at www.NewEnglandGrows.org.
"New England Grows has delivered innovative education and an exposition packed with everything you need to stay competitive and profitable," said New England Grows president Rich Clark, of Clark Farms in Wakefield, R.I. "When you participate in New England Grows, you also support your local green industry, and I urge everyone to be a part of it in 2012."
New England Grows' educational program features well-respected industry professionals, academics, researchers, and marketing specialists. Among these are: plant expert extraordinaire Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery; marketing guru Mark Roberge of HubSpot; Brooklyn-based landscape lifestyle designers Brook Klausing and Rebecca McMackin; tree and soil expert James Urban; renown stone designer Lew French; and Fenway Park's Director of Grounds David Mellor. Today's hottest trends and best management practices will be presented, including:
- Vertical landscaping
- Designing with native plants
- New invasive insect pests
- Stormwater management
- Advanced pruning techniques
- New annuals, perennials and shrubs
- Using Facebook to build brand enthusiasm
- How to sell value and win in the new economy
In addition to a three-day line up of 30 business-building seminars, a special Garden Center Success seminar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1. This daylong program, aimed directly at today's independent garden center, received rave reviews last year. The cost of attending is included in your New England Grows registration fee.
At Grows 2012, green industry professionals can obtain most of their professional Continuing Education (CEU) credits under one roof with recertification opportunities for Pesticide Licenses, NOFA, APLD, LA CES, CTSP, MCA, MCLP, MCH, and more.
Special savings are offered for early registration – $45 for all three days – when registered by Jan 16. The early registration price drops to $39 per person when four or more people from the same company register together. Register at www.NewEnglandGrows.org.
New England Grows 2012
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Seminars: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2
Seminars: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3
Seminars: 9:00 a.m. - 3: 00 p.m.
Exposition: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.