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2018 Green Industry Winter Forum and MNLA Annual Meeting
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2018 Green Industry Winter Forum and MNLA Annual Meeting

2/27/2018 to 2/28/2018

When: February 27–28, 2018
time varies per day, download agenda for more information
Where: Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, Massachusetts  01566
United States
Contact:
Rena Sumner

Phone: 413-369-4731

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.
Details

Download the complete daily agenda and mail-in registration form.

Registration is required for all events listed below, either in advance or onsite. To register for any of these events online, click the green register link above. Exhibitors, click here for more information.

Ticket options all pricing is per person

Early bird registration on or before January 31, 2018:
All access 2-day registration — $120
MNLA member/MCH 1-day pricing — $65
Non-member 1-day pricing — $75
February 28 Annual Meeting only* — $30

Regular registration on or before February 18, 2018:
All access 2-day registration — $140
MNLA member/MCH 1-day pricing — $75
Non-member 1-day pricing — $85
February 28 Annual Meeting only* — $40

Late/walk-in registration after February 18, 2018:
All access 2-day registration — $160
MNLA member/MCH 1-day pricing — $85
Non-member 1-day pricing — $95
February 28 Annual Meeting only* — $50

*This ticket option is available to MNLA members only.


February 27, 2018

Dreams: Job Fair free admission

Job Fair learn more

Noon Registration opens for Job Fair (free)

1pm Job Fair opens

1–5pm Essentials of Plant I.D.
Presented by the MCH Board

2pm & 4pm From High School Intern to Full Time Employee
Speakers: Mark Ahronian, MCH, President and Designer, Ahronian Landscaping and Design; Christopher Johnston, MCH, Designer, Ahronian Landscaping and Design; Sue Stone, Career Services Coordinator, Holliston High School

 

Solutions: Winter Forum Education registration fee required, 2 MCH credits

Winter Forum Education—Includes access to Job Fair

Noon Registration opens for Winter Forum

1pm Pest Insects get all of the (Negative) Attention: What about Beneficials and Innocent Bystanders?
Pesticide credit: Cat 25, 29, 35 & 36 • Speaker: Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist, UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program

1pm Plant Identification “Kelly Perry Style”
Speaker: Kelly Perry, MCH, Swan Point Cemetery

2:30pm Planting When the Roots aren’t Right
Speaker: Presentation by professional gardeners and author-photographers Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila • Book signing

4pm New Landscaping Ideas That Work (keynote)
Speaker: Julie Moir Messervy • Book signing

5:30–7:30pm After Hours Meet & Greet with our speakers

 

February 28, 2018

Dreams: Job Fair free admission

Job Fair learn more

7:30am Registration opens for Job Fair (free)

8am Job Fair opens

8am–Noon Essentials of Plant I.D.
Presented by the MCH Board

9am & 11am OSHA Consulting Services
Speaker: OSHA representative

 

Solutions: Winter Forum Education registration fee required, 2 MCH credits

Winter Forum Education—Includes access to Job Fair

7:30am Registration opens for Winter Forum education

9am Underutilized Herbicide Products for Landscape and Turf
Pesticide credit: Cat 36 & 37 • Speaker: Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, UMass Extension, Amherst, MA

9am Pruning: Overgrown Shrubs & Keeping Trees Small
Speaker: Janet Macunovich, professional gardener and author-photographer • Book signing

10:30am The Designer’s Way: Creating Gardens (and Lives) of Beauty and Meaning
Speaker: Julie Moir Messervy • Book signing

10:30am The Real “Buzz” About Bees 
Speaker: Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. is a biologist / TED speaker / contributor to the NY Times, LA Times, and National Geographic / beekeeper


Noon MNLA Annual Meeting & Luncheon

1:30pm MCH Exam
Presented by the MCH Board


MNLA Annual Meeting Luncheon (only for MNLA members when purchasing separately)

We have added a MNLA Members only lunch ticket option for those members who want to participate in the Annual Meeting Luncheon only.

Please note this ticket option is only available to MNLA members.


Download the complete daily agenda and mail-in registration form.

DISCLAIMER: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of MNLA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of this provision.


 
 

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